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Jen’s Easy Slow Cooker Posole

Posole is a holiday staple here in New Mexico. A more traditional recipe can be found on the wrapper of Bueno Frozen Hominy, but my version is easy-peasy and doesn’t include pigs’ feet. It could be called the white-girl version, but it’s still caliente and delicious.

posole ingredients


Easy Posole


1 lb bag frozen hominy

1 container Bueno Red Chile
(I use HOT but MILD or MEDIUM are      also available.)

1 package pork loin

1/4 c chicken bouillon powder
(I use Knorr “Caldo con Sabor de Pollo”)

1T cooking oil
(I used a garlic infused oil.)

Prepare hominy by boiling on stove top until kernals pop, about 2 hours. Add water as necessary. Add chicken bouillon any time after water reaches a boil. Once hominy has began to puff out, transfer to crockpot. Stir in thawed Bueno Red Chile, cook on high. (Add more water if necessary.)

Meanwhile, chop pork loin into bite-sized cubes. Cook in 1T oil on stove top until no longer pink. Add cooked pork to crockpot and continue to cook on high heat. This isn’t science, I usually leave it in the crockpot over night 8-12 hours because I really like it to marinate. If you cook the pork all the way through before adding, it could be eaten immediately.



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Coping with Emotional Eating/Binging

If only it were that easy!

If only it were that easy!

I must be the only person I know that is capable of eating “healthy” and staying heavy! I’m not saying I never stray from a clean diet, but I find myself binge eating things like Greek yogurt and oatmeal. The worst thing to me about emotional eating is that I am aware of it. I know when I’m eating something when I’m not really hungry, but when I’m stressed it’s like I just don’t care. In fact, it’s not “like” that, it is that, I do not care.

I used to spend a lot of time beating myself up afterwards, when I start caring again. Now I am spending a lot of energy on positive thinking and self-forgiveness. Being mean to myself is not going to undo those calories I ate, but it might make me feel crappier and be more likely to eat more later.

Forgive yourself!

Forgive yourself!

This is something I really struggle with and so far haven’t found a solution for. At least I’m being nicer to myself. I feel like that will benefit me in the end. I’m curious, what do you do to keep from binging if you are an emotional eater? Comment below.

Easy Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

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This is an old favorite of mine! I found it in a magazine years ago. It healthy and filling due to the protein that the cottage cheese adds. If you aren’t a fan of cottage cheese, don’t worry! I promise you won’t be able to taste it!

*2 servings at about 310 calories each (not including the butter or syrup so don’t forget to count those if you are adding them)

Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 large eggs
1t vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
1T butter and/or maple syrup
(or topping of choice)

Combine oats, cottage cheese, eggs, and vanilla in blender.
Blend until smooth.
Stir in blueberries.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Coat with cooking spray.
Drop mixture onto skillet making 2 larger pancakes or 4 smaller pancakes.
Cook until tops have bubbles and edges look cooked before flipping.
Turn pancakes and cook until golden.
Top with butter and syrup.


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Zucchini & Black Bean Casserole


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This is one of my favorite dishes! At 370 calories it is healthy, filling, and it freezes well! I like to make it ahead of time and divide it into portions I can grab for an easy lunch.

*Serves 4 @ 370 calories per serving

1 bell pepper (your choice)
1 small onion (chopped)
1 zucchini (chopped)
1T olive oil
2 cans Rotel
1 15oz can black beans (drained)
1 can green chile
2t chili powder
1t cumen
1/2c cheddar cheese
9 corn tortillas


Super easy to prepare!


Preheat oven to 350° and coat baking dish with cooking spray.

Cook bell pepper, onion, and zucchini in 1T olive oil in a large skillet.

Stir in Rotel, black beans, green chile, chili powder, and cumen. Bring to boil and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Tear tortillas into quarters and layer dish alternating tortillas and the mixture. Finish with a layer of tortillas on top and sprinkle with 1/2c cheddar cheese.

Bake 25 minutes at 350° until hot.

Zucchini Casserole

Zucchini Casserole

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Healthy Girl Sundae

One of my go-to desserts these days is a Greek Yogurt Sundae. I have to laugh to myself as I type that because just a few weeks ago I would have scoffed at the idea of considering fruit and yogurt a “dessert.” Fact is, it’s delicious and guilt-free. Oh and super easy–bonus!

Healthy Girl Sundae (under 250 calories)
1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen fruit (I use raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries.)
1 Tablespoon mini-chocolate chips