Monday, March 16, 2015

Clean Eats-Oven Baked Fajitas

So, I am finally in the place where I am ready to commit to 80% clean eating. I know 80% sounds like I am short changing myself, but come on! I am human and I still love food: sweets, chips, even McDonald's. And really, if you think about it, cheating only 20% of the time isn't very much.

Anyway, last week I started an AMAZING game-changing program: The 21 Day Fix. What it is is a 21 day plan with 30 minute workouts everyday, and an easy to follow eating plan. And when I say easy to follow, I mean it.

A little background on me: I am not good at dieting. I've tried counting calories, I've tried weight watchers, I've tried eliminating sugar completely out of my diet, basically I've tried all the healthy ways to lose weight and I could stick to none of them. With My Fitness Pal, inputting food wasn't working to count calories. It overwhelmed me and I would cheat far too often. Weight Watchers, same thing. Trying to look up the calorie content or points of a food wasn't easy in my brain, so I failed. I know so many people that have had success on these programs so I am not AT ALL saying they are wrong and my way is the only way. I am just saying they didn't work for me.

But the 21 Day Fix Plan does. There are color coded containers (green, red, purple, yellow, blue, and orange) and you have foods you can eat from those categories. Depending on your weight depends on how much you need to consume. I don't have to count my calories, I just have to pay attention to my portions and how much I get and its EASY!! I feel satisfied with the foods I am eating.

Anyway, to get to the point of my blog, I made the best 21 Day Fix approved dinner tonight: Oven Baked Fajitas!! I LOVE fajitas and this was easy, clean, and delicious. So, without further ado, here it is.


  • 1 pound boneless chicken; cut into strips
  • 2 Tbs EVOO (Sam made fun of me when I had to look up what on earth this was! For those of you like me, its extra virgin olive oil! :) )
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 diced plum tomatoes
  • 6 oz canned diced tomatoes - no salt added
  • 1 small can of diced green chilies
  • 1 medium onion; sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper (red, green, yellow)
  • Mexican Blend Cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the veggies and chicken in strips.
  3. Place chicken strips in a greased 13x9 baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, combine oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt.
  5. Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
  6. Mix tomatoes and green chilies in a bowl. 
  7. Add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
  8. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. (Cheese can be added within the last several minutes of cooking)
I omitted the cheese since I don't typically eat cheese with my fajitas and added some avocado as well! Seriously, I had to hold back from eating too much!! Also, as you can see, I had flour tortillas, which aren't 21 Day Fix approved, but lets face it. I hate wheat tortillas and as the cool teens say, YOLO right? I still stuck within my allotted carbs for the day. So this meal for me was 1 red (protein) 1 green (veggies) 2 yellow (carbs) and 1 blue (healthy fats.)

You won't regret this meal. Try it and let me know what you think!!

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