Health & Wellness

Slimming and savory! Ab-friendly shredded salsa chicken, bean soup and strawberry shortcake

The three viewers part of our "6 Months to a 6-Pack Challenge," have learned so much and are so proud of their results, they wanted to share a guilt-free comfort food, a slimming soup and a tasty treat for the summer. 

Kelli's shredded salsa chicken

4 boneless chicken breast frozen or thawed
1 jar of salsa hot or mild
1 small onion chopped up
Whole wheat tortilla wrap
Low or non fat sour cream
Shredded low fat cheddar cheese
Hot sauce

Place a small amount of salsa on bottom of crock pot then place chicken on top. Then mix onions with the remaining salsa. Pour rest of salsa over chicken and add a couple drops of hot sauce, if you like spicy.

Cook 5-6 hours on high or longer on low. When there is about an 30 minutes left, take 2 forks and shred chicken in pot.

Mix the shredded chicken with the sauce left in the crock pot and let it cook or simmer for the last 30 minutes or so.

Place a little sour cream on the tortilla wrap, then add shredded chicken and cheese and roll it like a burrito. You can add some scallions as toppings.

Watch video: ‘6-Pack Challenge’ takers show final results

Tamara's 16 bean soup
1 bag of 16 bean soup mix
2-3 cups of kale
2 stalks of chopped celery
2-3 cups of frozen mix veggies
1 medium onion
Season to taste with rosemary, garlic, sea salt, cayenne pepper and any other seasoning you like.

Wash and soak beans over night.

Put the beans, onions and celery and seasonings to boil for a couple of hours. 

Take out some of the cooked beans and put them to the side. Blend these beans in a blender until the mixture becomes liquified.

Put the kale and frozen veggies in the pot to cook with the beans.  

Mix the liquified bean mixture in the same pot with the beans, kale and mix veggies.

Enjoy your hearty, low calorie, high fiber, high protein soup.

Ralph's strawberry dessert
1 container of strawberry greek frozen yogurt
2 sponge cake dessert cups 
4 fresh strawberries

Remove frozen yogurt from container and slice in half vertically. 

Top each sponge cake with half the frozen yogurt, garnish with the fresh cut strawberries.  

Its that simple and it equals to 2 servings! You could also always add chia seeds!

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