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Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas February 7, 2012

Filed under: Meal Planning,recipes — frugalfitmom @ 11:33 am
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WOW! This recipe rocks! There was not one complaint with dinner last night. We love Mexican food but with trying to save money I have been trying to make more at home then going out to eat. I found this recipe and was intrigued. I have made crock pot fajitas which were good but kinda ‘soggy’ which would expect after cooking for 8 hours. This recipe kept the veggies crispier which I like.

The only thing I will do next time is kick the heat up a notch with adding a Jalapeno or the hot Rotel tomato/pepper combo, or add red pepper flakes.

The original recipe can be found here


 Oven Baked Fajitas

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Toppings such as cheese, sour cream, and guacamole – if desired
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt
  3. Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
  4. Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
  5. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve on tortillas with desired toppings.



Meal Plan for 2/5-2/11 February 5, 2012

Filed under: Meal Planning,recipes — frugalfitmom @ 12:50 pm
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I am trying to include new to me recipes each week. This week is no different. I am excited about this weeks meal plan as I am trying to include more veggies and healthier cooking styles. So here it is 🙂


Sunday – Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Monday – Stuffed shells

Tuesday – Crock pot rotisserie chicken, wild rice, peas

Wednesday – Grilled NY strip steak, home made mac n cheese, oven roasted broccoli

Thursday – Home made Pizza topped with green peppers and tomatoes

Friday – Crock pot teriyaki chicken with rice and veggies

Sat – eat out


If you would like any of the recipes – just let me know and I can get it posted 🙂

What is on your menu for the week?


Honey sauced chicken Recipe January 31, 2012

Filed under: Meal Planning,recipes — frugalfitmom @ 12:07 pm
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Tried it Sunday and it was delish! Definitely on my KEEP list 🙂  I doubled the recipe since there is 3 of  and I wanted extra for lunch. I forgot to put it in the crock pot so I just baked it in the over for 30 mins. Next time I will try it in the crock pot. 🙂

Honey Sauced Chicken
Recipe from Chelsea at

3/4 pound chicken (of your choice)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup chopped onion (or 1/16 cup onion flakes)
1/8 cup ketchup
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3 hours or on high 1 1/2 hours. Chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce. Serve over rice or noodles.

To bake chicken as a 30 minute meal:
Dice chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper, place in 8×8 pan. Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.

Serves 2.

Meal Plan – Week of 1/29 January 29, 2012

Filed under: Meal Planning,money saving,recipes — frugalfitmom @ 12:17 pm
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Here is my meal plan for this week 🙂


Sunday -Crockpot honey sauced chicken w/ sweet potato fries and peas

Monday – Honey Lime Taquitos w/ chips and salsa

Tuesday – steak, mac n cheese, oven roasted asparagus

Wednesday – Crock pot Teriyaki Chicken w/ rice and stir fry veggie mix

Thursday – Pizza

Friday -lasagna roll ups

Saturday – eating out!


What is on your menu for the week?


Recipe – Garlic Lime Chicken January 26, 2012

Filed under: recipes — frugalfitmom @ 12:09 am
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One of my families all time fav recipes is Garlic Lime Chicken. Not only is it good right after being made but any left overs (if there is left overs) is awesome the next day. If there is any leftovers – and usually there isn’t, I use them in quesadilla’s. OMG! So good.


The recipe is from I have been making this for years and may be the most addicting chicken ever.  With only 220 calories per serving  – even those on a diet can enjoy it 🙂

Serves 4:


  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  1. In a small bowl, mix together salt, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and parsley. Sprinkle spice mixture generously on both sides of chicken breasts.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until golden brown, about 6 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons garlic powder and lime juice. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently to coat evenly with sauce.

Meal Plan for this week January 22, 2012

Filed under: Meal Planning — frugalfitmom @ 11:27 am
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As promised, here is my meal plan for this week.

Sunday –  Tacos

Monday – Crock pot chicken noodle soup

Tuesday – Grilled steak, mac n cheese, broccoli

Wednesday – Spicy garlic lime chicken, wild rice, corn

Thursday -spaghetti and meatballs

Friday – Brandon has off so he is in charge of dinner

Saturday – going out to eat 🙂


So what is on your menu for the week? And if you want a recipe, just ask 🙂




More Free Kindle ebooks! January 18, 2012

Filed under: books,ebooks,Freebies!,recipes — frugalfitmom @ 11:58 pm
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************EDIT: ADDED ONE MORE!!************


Yes, y’all there are more free kindle ebooks!  This first one is only 24 hours to get the freebie! I just got mine!

How To Be A Money Saving Mom – No BS Tips/Strategies For Moms To Control Credit Cards, Spend Less, and Save More Money!

This next one has some great healthy meal ideas

SMART SCHOOL TIME RECIPES: The Breakfast, Snack, and Lunchbox Cookbook for Healthy Kids and Adults

This one has some money making secrets

Barcode Booty: How I found and sold $2 million of ‘junk’ on eBay and Amazon, And you can, too, using your phone [Kindle Edition]

This one looks funny 🙂

The Book of F*cking Hilarious Internet Memes

I got my free books, did you get yours? 🙂 Enjoy!!


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