Quiona & black bean “chip”chicken parmeasen {GF}

Hello beautiful friends, how’s your day treating you?
I just got back from coffee, pedi + shopping with my friend Larissa 🙂 nothings better than that!

but wanted to pop in & share this recipe with you.

..I know that title is a mouth full! but that’s what it is! I recently made chicken parm with one of my favorite chips from trader joes, quinoa & black bean! We discovered them back in the summer and they paired so well with salsa, that we started getting them almost every time. Such a good combo!
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There’s so many wonderful wonderful foods out there that I LOVE. especially things with breading. But, my stomach doesn’t always appreciate it. But sometimes ya just need it. But, if I can help it.. I will make an alternate. Insert, quinoa + black bean tortilla chip chicken parmesan 😀

It’s so simple to make, and you’ll be glad you made it 🙂

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What you need:

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 cups of trader joes quinoa & black bean chips — optional! can use bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free spaghetti sauce (I used prego mushroom & garlic, & a little bit of trader joes)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Shaved parmesan for additional topping
  • Seasoning: salt, pepper, oregno, etc..
  • 1 egg


  • Pre-heat  your oven to 425
  • Beat the one egg in a dish big enough to place your chicken in
  • Dip each chicken breast in the egg mixture
  • Pour the crushed chips onto a dinner-size plate. Roll each chicken breast in the chip mixture until fully coated on both sides or just the top if you wish!
  • Spray a different (don’t cook the chicken in the marinade dish) {9×13} baking dish cooking spray of choice
  • Place the breaded chicken breasts in the dish next to each other
  • Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven & pour your sauce across the top.
  • Then the cheese
  • Place back in the oven and bake another 5-7 minutes .. {until the cheese starts to brown}
  • Pair with: pasta, quinoa or whatever your in the mood for!

What’s your favorite Italian dish?
Do you like breaded foods?

have a good rest of your day!

Vegging out, Yoga + Marinated lime chicken

Hi there!

I am feeling more than ready to take on this week! Yesterday was one of those days where I went to bed {Sunday} thinking I was going to be productive Monday… Let’s just say it was a little less than stellar. But hey, that’s okay!

It was very easy-going, I got to spend time at my moms and hang out with my aunt before she had to head back home. It’s nice to be able to hang out with my mom & her, plus my sister! {sister’s unite!} 😀

Plus, with this little fella, I could eat him up! He is going be 7 month’s soon. TIME.IS.FLYING!
Highlight of the day/ evening was having a really nice meal at home. I know, it sounds silly. But, the next four nights will be a whirlwind of working & not being home. Working in the industry, We always like to go out and try new places but sometimes being out all the time can become tiring. There’s nothing like the comfort of your own home<3

Last night I welcomed a nice yoga class with open arms. It was much-needed! A great way to begin the week. We worked on the Manipura Chakra, which is our self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation. We did a lot of warrior and boat poses which left the classroom very warm! I really enjoy learning about the charkas! it’s very interesting : )

After class, I came home to Geo grilling the chicken he had marinated earlier in the day. Within the first bite I was in love with the flavor!

The ingredient’s were eye balled, but I wanted share! It’s a good one to have on had & possibly grill one last time before summer is over!

Olive oil
Lime juice
cayenne pepper
salt pepper
old bay

Grill to your liking & serve!

I topped the lemon chicken with salsa & served with a side salad, a sweet potato with cinnamon & some longs hots!

A great combo!

After dinner, it was time to relax on the couch & enjoy some ben and jerrys. Half baked for him, Phish food for me.

Having a very chill day definitely gave me back some good energy for this week coming up!
Always remember to listen to your body, rest when needed & take however many days you need to veg out.


What’s your favorite brand of ice cream?

What’s your favorite ben & jerry’s flavor?