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July Recipe of the Month

Recipe: Easy Chicken Fajitas
     From the kitchen of heypreslie.com

 

Ingredients:
1 large onion
1 medium red bell pepper
2lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoons olive oil
Fresh cilantro, chopped
1 lime

For the spice:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

 Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Cut onion and bell pepper into even slices; place in baking dish.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into thin strips; add to vegetables in dish.
  3. Make the seasoning in a bowl by combining spice ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle dish with seasoning; drizzle with oil. Stir until combined and pieces are coated.
  5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking, until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  6. Spoon small amount of chicken and veggies onto each tortilla. Top with squeezed lime and cilantro.

*Makes 16 servings, or feeds 8 people if each person has 2 tortillas. Store in the fridge; reheats great for lunch the next day. 

Nutrition: For 1 fajita (about 2oz chicken per): 14.5g protein, 6.5g of fat, 12.3g of carbs. This recipe is high in Vitamin C, Potassium and Calcium.

 Other ideas/modifications:

  • Skip the tortillas and place recipe over lettuce or black beans for a high-fiber, low-carb alternative.
  • Add additional ingredients for added nutrition value and flavors, such as: corn, salsa, cabbage, and a small amount of avocado or sour cream.
  • To save time:
  • Buy the pre-cut “fajita mix” at your grocery store. It costs a little more than the whole vegetable, but comes with chopped bell pepper and onion ready to go.
  • Consider buying a fajita mix seasoning package instead of making your own spice
  • Purchase chicken breast packaged in fajita-style sliced strips already at Sprouts.

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July 2017 Athlete Spotlight

IMG_1763TJ Gonzales

How long have you been doing Crossfit?
3 years

What is the one song you want to set a PR to?
Not sure if it just one song, but I usually hit PRs when either Britany Spears or a Christina Aguilera song is on. 

What is your favorite thing about Crossfit?
I like the community that it builds and how the things we do in the gym transfer to other movements in life.

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be?
I would be a few. They would be from some of my favorite movies. Maverick from Top Gun or one of the guys from the Goonies.

If your friends/family had to describe you in 3 words, what would they be?
collected responsible and peaceful.

What can you never leave home without?
Sunglasses

What inspires you?
Family

What advice would you give to someone who is just starting Crossfit?
When I talk people that are new to Crossfit I Usually tell them to show up the next day and the next and so on.

Nanos or Metcons?
Speed Tr

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
Tomas’ godmother gave me a baptism blanket that my grandmother crocheted. My grandmother passed when I was 7 so it meant a lot to me.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
I like having order and knowing where things are where I put them. Laysa on the other hand doesn’t see it my way, so my biggest pet peeve is looking for things that she has taken and not put back.