Sweet Autumn Peach Chicken

As most, I have been super excited for Fall!! & It is here! So, HAPPY FALL! Today I decided I was going to make a run to Hobby Lobby, and get my house decked out with autumn decorations. What better day to do it than the official first day of fall?! And lets be honest I cannot DIY anything! So I just simply purchased already made decorations and pride myself on where I place it, LOL.

I also grabbed some beautiful light maroon MUMS, and ready to get some more! First one so I need to make sure I take care of it and don’t let it die on me.

So I was also thinking how I needed to make fall dish ~ Something sweet but tangy and a pinch of harvest. Peaches came to mind. Fresh peaches, with chicken, and potatoes. I went to the local grocery store Aldis, found perfect organic medley potatoes, and organic rainbow bite sized carrots! Yes, I said RAINBOW!


This was m first time building this dish! If anybody else cooks, please comment below and let me know what you think! My boyfriend and I love the puree I made, so make sure to saturate your chicken and let sit in fridge for about 30 minutes to soak up all the goodness!


  • 3 LB Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 2 Peaches
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 TBSP Cinnamon
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • I did add in about 1 TBSP of FlavorGod Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, you can add your own jerk or own seasoning. If I didn’t have FlavorGod I would use cayenne, paprika, black pepper and salt.
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Medley Potatoes
  • Bite Sized Carrots
  • Mushrooms


Cut your peaches into chunks, add in your blender along with honey, water, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, whole cloves, and seasoning. Blend until smooth, set aside.

Cut chicken into thin sliced. And marinade with mixture for 30 minutes, if you can go an hour, then the longer the better!

While this is marinading chop your medley potatoes in halves, and add to an oiled glass pan. Add in carrots, mushrooms, and olive oil. Ensure it is all oiled up and add any seasoning to that. I used the jamaican jerk and black pepper.

Set oven on 350

Once your chicken is done marinading, add to a separate glass pan and if you have any leftover puree add on top of chicken.

Bake chicken and veggies in oven for 30 minutes, broil for 5.

E N J O Y your fall dish!

Jess ❤


Sweet & Sour Chicken

I really do love me some sweet & sour!! A friend told me to make it, and of course I tweaked what I should do, and added a jalapeño pepper sauce, that was to die for !!! (This was store bought, but is on my list to make homemade!) &Of course I’ll blog that too haha. But for now here is my recipe of Sweet & Sour chicken!

I also made a Tofu version of it, exactly the same way I made the chicken, just made with Super Firm Tofu from Nosoya Organic. With 11 g protein 3 oz.


  • 2 LB Chicken Breast
  • 2 Cups cooked brown rice, or you cauliflower rice.
  • Pineapple chunks (about 1 1/2 cups, I like a lot of pineapple)
  • 1 Green bell pepper
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1 Sweet onion
  • 5 OZ of a Jalapeño pepper sauce/jelly. (Does not make this dish spicy)
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Honey
  • 1 Tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Directions :

Chop green and red bell peppers, and onion into thicker slices. Set aside.

Make your mixture, get a large bowl and add your sauce/jelly, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, black pepper, and garlic powder mix together.

Cut your chicken breast in cubes and add to your mixture. Let sit for 10 minutes, while that is marinading start cooking your rice.


Grab your frying pan and add olive or coconut oil. Cook your chicken on medium heat for 20 minutes stir occasionally.

Add your pineapple, bell peppers and onion to your chicken. Cook for another 5-10 minutes depending on how your chicken is doing, you don’t want to cook your chicken too long with the scare of drying it out, so I added the veggies a little RIGHT before the chicken was going to be done that way it can all cook and be finished together. I also like my veggies a bit more on the crunchy side especially for this dish!


When done, add over your rice.


E N J O Y~





Favorite 8 Pull Exercises

I can honestly say Pull is my favorite gym day!! Not sure exactly why, but I just feel badass pulling heavy weight! As simple as that? Pull ups are my absolute favorite, each one I can truly feel myself growing and I just never want to stop haha!

When you’re working on pull, you are working your back/back of shoulders and biceps. You grow these muscles by simply using the pulling motion in your exercise. Here are 8 of my favorite pull work outs I do.

I want to post pictures of examples, until then please message me with any questions so that I can go more in depth with which ever work out.

  1. Neutral Grip Lat Pulldown (2 handles) 10 Reps x4
  2. Neutral Grip High Row 10 Reps x4
  3. Wide Grip Lat Pulldown 10 Reps x4
  4. Low Row (2 hands) 10 Reps x4
  5. Cable Curl (single arm) 10 Reps each x4
  6. Standing Cable Curls with a low pulley 10 Reps x4
  7. Pull Ups (My FAVE!) 12 Reps x4
  8. Rotating Dumbell Curls Neutral Grip to Pronated Grip 10 Reps x4

Favorite 8 Push Exercises

When I first started working out I really didn’t know where to start. I found myself on the treadmill often, which is fine if you are looking to drop weight. However, I didn’t physically know what else to do, how to properly use machines, what part of the gym I should be using. It all actually sounds pretty silly now but its true, I wasn’t confident at all! Well that finally changed. Now that we have Google, Pinterest, etc… It’s easy to learn and teach yourself. So I’m hoping I can add to that. I’m going to be posting some of my favorite work outs I do. If you want to follow along go for it 😉

A Push exercise will train all of your upper body muscles by using the pushing motion. This will be working your chest, shoulders and triceps.

Depending on the weight you will be using, your reps and sets may differ than mine since everybody is different.

  1. Stability Ball Chest Press 15 Reps x3
  2. Standing Military Press SG 15 Reps x3
  3. Resistance Band Press 15 Reps x3
  4. Inclined Alternating Dumbell Press 20 Reps x3
  5. Seated Alternating Dumbell Press 20 Reps x3
  6. Hammer Strength Shoulder Press 10 Reps X3
  7. Hammer Strength Chest Press 10 Reps x3
  8. Tricep Extension 10 Reps x4

Easy Baked Chicken Breast

Have you ever ate really, really moist meat? Like right out of the oven, so juicy and full of flavor? Isn’t it the BEST?! Well I’ve definitely had my fair share of dry meat, and I believe thats why I’m not a huge meat lover. So when I discovered a secret ingredient (okay not really secret) I was so happy and felt relieved that I can meal prep this juicy chicken breast in less than 30 minutes.

This is easy to pair with any type of veggies, brown rice, potatoes, or a fresh crisp salad.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: About 4


4 oz chicken 26.3 g protein, 1g fat, 111 calories

1 cup chicken broth 1g protein, 5 calories

1 Tbsp natures basket organic butter 4.5 g protein, 8.5 g fat, 2.5 g carbs, 105 calories


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 Tbsp Olive or Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth (AKA Secret Ingredient)  I use Natures Basket Organic Broth
  • 4 Thin Slices of Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

You can add any seasoning you’d like, but this is just the very basic version. You’ll notice I use this same technique of cooking chicken but for many different dishes that come with so many different flavors!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice chicken in half vertically to get two thin layers. Oil your baking pan, and place chicken in pan. i usually drizzle a bit more oil on top of the chicken and rub it over. Add your seasonings.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE (okay I know, I know. Im making a big deal out of this damn broth, however is it amazing and you’re taste buds will dance with joy!)

First get your 4 slices of butter and align the 4 sides of your pan. Then pour your cup of chicken broth around your chicken.

Bake for 25 minutes.

E N J O Y~


Spicy Sofritas

A few friends have challenged me to make a dish using tofu. I’ve attempted once…. (key word “attempted”) & well lets just say it was not the tastiest. If I remember correctly I just placed the tofu on a cookie sheet and baked it in the oven… no seasoning…no form of any direction of how I should cook it. I’m sure somebody out there likes it that way, but not these taste buds.

I’ve been wanting to try something new, so I decided to buy tofu, avocados, and greek yogurt. I have a small garden where I picked the fresh jalapeños. I made fresh salsa that has been canned for months! (SO GOOD)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 package (14oz) of Super Firm Tofu (I use NASOYA ORGANIC)
  • 2 Tbsp Salsa
  • 1 can of black beans (I use Natures Basket Organic Black Beans)
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 2 Jalapeños (cut out the seeds if you want less spice)
  • 1/2 red or sweet onion
  • 2 cloves of large garlic.
  • a pinch of water
  • olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Chipotle Seasoning (I use FlavorGod)
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Dry or Fresh chopped Oregano Leaves
  • 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tbsp salt

So I typically start my dishes by chopping all my veggies first. Chop onion, jalapeños, and garlic. Add to blender with a pinch of water and the salsa. You can add some seasoning to this if you want. I did not. Pulse a few times and then scrape the sides to get it all back to the bottom, blend a few seconds until runny. You want this runny for your marinade basically for tofu.

Set the mix aside.

Grab a frying pan, add olive oil and tofu. You’re going to set on medium heat. Mash up the tofu as soon as you get it in your pan. I used a whisk, or you can use a potato masher.

Let that brown, and stir frequently. After about 10 minutes, add your can of black beans. Let that cook for 5-7 minutes. Add in your mix (sauce) on top of it all. Simmer on low for 5-7 minutes.

While thats cooking cut and chop up your avocado and Roma tomato (or any tomato you have or like) Add 1/4 onion, 1/2 tbsp black pepper, 1/2 chili powder, and 1 tsp salt and mix together. There is your GUAC<3 !

Top your dish with the guac, salsa, and greek yogurt 🙂 !

E N J O Y~


Good Morning World <3

Just starting my blog out! The past 2 years I’ve fallen in love with health, fitness, and nutrition. I’m an advocate for REAL food, and trying my best to convert each meal into my best decision. Before I started this journey, sluggish and anxious were my everyday feelings. After eating each meal I grew sicker and sicker. With reading Dr. Josh Axe’s National Bestseller “Eat Dirt” I realized how much food impacts us. I immediately started reading more on nutrition, doing more research, and more trips to the farmers market! I’d be lying if I said transitioning to a healthier lifestyle was easy. Don’t let my recipes or the fact that I have this blog on health fool you, there are times where I don’t eat all organic, there are times when I eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. And my wine nights, oh, girl you already know! But I can say I’ve dropped 25 lbs, decreased my anxiety by a lotttt, gained confidence, and feel healthier than ever. Enjoy my recipes and if you have any questions you can contact me on here, email, Twitter or Instagram.