If you are anything like me, weeknight dinners are HARD. We don’t even have kids yet, so I can’t imagine how crazy these nights will be like when we do! Both my husband and I work full time, plus we have long commutes, and when we get home at night – we tend to crash.
Luckily, there’s this little thing known as the crockpot, and I seriously do not know what I would do without it! It has been a lifesaver, especially since we converted to a plant-based diet. I love that we are eating lots more veggies now and fueling our bodies properly, but most times the prep work takes time. These Crockpot Enchiladas are super simple – just dump everything in the crockpot in the morning and go! Then after you arrive at home after a long day, everything is ready. All you have to do is scoop it on to a tortilla and enjoy!
1 cup quinoa
½ cup water
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 15 oz can whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained
2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes (I like to use 1 can diced tomatoes and 1 can rotel!)
1 15 oz can enchilada sauce
Spray your large crockpot with non-stick cooking spray (or use a crockpot liner). Place all ingredients into the crockpot and stir everything together.
Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours.
When it is finished cooking, scoop out mixture onto a flour or corn tortilla and serve! You could also top these with salsa or homemade guacamole.
Enjoy! Let me know if you try these enchiladas out this week!
I had NO idea I had been gone so long. Has it really been almost 9 months since my last blog?? A lot has happened during that amount of time. Time really does fly when you get older, and I don’t think I’m a fan! Recently, God has placed a call on my heart to begin blogging in my business again, so it looks like I’m back to stay 🙂
Let me catch you up on a few things…
August 2017: We began building our forever home! This has been one of the toughest and most exhausting processes I’ve ever been through, but it has been so worth it. We are very fortunate and very blessed to be building such a beautiful home out in the country on family land. We are almost to the closing date – in fact, we should be able to start moving in within the week!
September 2017: We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary in Disney World! We had a phenomenal time in the most magical place on earth – we are such kids at heart!
November 2017: November was both happy and sad. I lost my dear Pawpaw at the age of 90, but I know that he is in a better place and I wouldn’t bring him back even if I could! November was also the month that my husband’s family traveled to Starkville for the weekend for my father-in-law’s 60th birthday. We had a great time watching the Alabama vs Mississippi State game – even if i was the only one happy with the outcome! 😉
This is also the month that we decided that a plant-based diet was the best decision for us. We had both been feeling super sore and stiff every morning, and we were also always tired and sluggish. We had heard great things about the benefits from some close friends of ours, so we decided to try it for a few weeks and see if it was something we wanted to stick to long term.
December 2017: December was filled with our usual – lots of Hallmark movies, Christmas lights, hot chocolate, cozy fires, gingerbread houses, but this year we also got something even more special…a trip to the mountains with my family! We had such a good time – even if the cabin we stayed in had no running water for two days, ha! I’ll always cherish family time, and we had some of the best that trip for sure!
January 2018: January was another sad month for our family. This was the month that we lost Jordan’s Pawpaw King. Again, we know that he is in a better place and that he will never hurt again. We are simply selfish and wish they were here with us. We are truly thankful for the many years we got to spend with both of our grandparents, and we are eternally grateful for the values and morals instilled in us by them!
January was also the both that we decided to go strictly plant-based. Up until this point, we had been eating a mostly plant-based diet, but we never truly made the decision that this lifestyle was definitely what we were going to stick with until the beginning of the new year. My husband’s acid reflux is all but gone, and we are both feeling better than we have in months. He has currently lost 12 lbs, and I have just over 5 lbs – an added bonus!
February 2018: February brought about a new extension to my Fashionably Fit business! I decided to partner with a jewelry company, and I could not be more excited about how it is going.
March 2018: March was special because we got to meet our newest nephew, Brennan! He is a little doll! Our house was also getting extremely close to getting finished, so we got to do a few fun things like buy new furniture! (even though Jordan wasn’t particular happy about that one!)
Now we are in April, and I cannot wait to see what this month will hold! We have already gotten to celebrate Easter (my favorite holiday!), and we should be closing on our new house any day now. My jewelry company is releasing the Spring Catalog next week, and I know that business is about to get crazy! (Seriously, this stuff is SO pretty!!)
My goal for this blog is to continue to bring you articles that pertain to your own Fashionably Fit lives, so I’ll be talking about lots of fashion (including makeup, outfits of the day, and jewelry), as well as workouts and my new way of plant-based eatings (and recipes that go along with it!). This year is going to be the best one yet.