Recipes: Tiffany Chicken

This recipe was submitted by Mama Tiffany from the Mama In Motion Facebook page! Thank you Tiffany! Send others our way too!!!


Tiffany says: “Easiest ever. The entire meal depending on serving size is 300-500 cal, LOADED in protein and fiber, low in simple carbs. It is *REALLY HARD* TO SCREW IT UP LOL.”


  • Alexia Saute Sweets Chipotle red
  • 1 bag of the Seapointe farms single-serve edamame
  • 1/2 – 1c black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 – 1c frozen corn
  • Chicken breast cut into 1″ cubes or mango chorizo (other sweet/spicy mexican-ey flavor organic lowfat chicken sausage).
  • Avocado or 100 cal packs of Wholly Guacamole (optional)
  • spices: 1 T mango or peach salsa (if using sausage); cumin, chipotle, garlic, adobo, other mexican spices (if using chicken)

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  1. Follow the instructions on the Alexia (heat the oil, throw in the ingredients in the bag).
  2. Meanwhile, if cooking the chicken sausage you don’t really need oil; just brown it in a pan. Once it’s browned, add 1T mango or peach salsa to it to coat, and let it entirely cook in/bubble away and it will season instead of make a sauce. If chicken breast, heat about 1T olive oil in a separate pan, add cumin, chipotle, garlic, adobo etc (mexican spices) to the oil and warm on low/med so you see the oil “season” (turn color a bit from the spices). Add the chicken, stir to coat, and cook thoroughly.
  3. This should be about 6 min in. You’ll see the onions and peppers are thawed and cooked but the sweet potatoes are probably firm.
  4. Add the black beans, corn, and edamame. Stir to coat in the spices. THIS CAN COOK FOR 12 MIN TO 20 ON MED-LOW WITHOUT BEING RUINED, AS LONG AS YOU STIR EVERY FEW MIN.
  5. Once the chicken (either format is cooked through), check the biggest sweet potato – if it is soft, you’re ready to combine the chicken (or you can serve on top).
  6. Either add the chicken and stir (better when not the sausage) or put the mix in a bowl, add the chicken and sliced avocado or 1/2 pack guac on top.

Time: Start to finish is 15 min if chicken sausage, about 20 if chicken breast.



Recipe: Sloppy Joes

I’ve been delinquent in my postings of fast, kid and mom-friendly recipes for the working mother.  SORRY!!!

This recipe was submitted by Mama J from Islip, NY.  Sounds downright delicious!   Sorry for getting to this so late Mama J… I’m getting myself back on track.  🙂

Name of Recipe Sloppy Joes
Background description of recipe, any comments This recipe is from the Every Day food “Great food Fast” cookbook. Very easy and yummy. recipe serves 4. I double the recipe and freeze the leftovers. You can also use any leftovers over pasta or a baked potato. I like to serve with pickles and chips or sweet potato fries. Enjoy.
  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce,
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Directions In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are softened, 5-7 minutes.Add the ground beef to the skillet and break up with a spoon. Cook until meat no longer pink, 6-8 minutes.

Stir the tomato sauce, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture in the skillet. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon over buns.

Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 25 minutes

Recipe: Red’s Green Smoothie

This recipe is a bit different from those I usually post. It actually came from a National Geographic Kids magazine that we received back in March (not sure if this year or last year… ). Anyway, it sounded like a really healthy treat for the kids and it was fun to do with them. The kids loved putting the stuff into the blender and there were enough ingredients for the four of them to “take the lead” in something. Best part about it was that IT IS EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!! We couldn’t get enough. It was so good that the next day I had to go shopping again for a refill of the ingredients. Try it!



Red’s Green Smoothie


  • 1 peeled, sliced, frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen green grapes
  • 1 peeled and sliced kiwi
  • 1 cup of washed baby spinach
  • 8 oz of lime yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of limeade
  • Directions:

  • Put all the frozen ingredients in the blender. Then put the rest on top.
  • Blend to desired consistency
  • Prep time: 10 min [not including wait-time for ingredients to freeze!]

    Recipe: “Quick” Chicken Cacciatore

    My mother makes this for us when she visits since it is something she can make in bulk and it freezes really well.   However, it usually is an all-day process since she makes enough for like 50 people (think Italian heritage), she lets it stew for a while, and also uses up all these different pans and huge pots.   I’ve adapted her recipe to be working-mom friendly — so this may be hit or miss (would like your opinion please).   Ideally you would like to get all the ingredients together and chop/slice the night before.   This takes some time and best for you to start with the prepared ingredients while your kids are screaming and hanging on your work clothes.   This recipe adapted from one submitted by Mama L from Bensalem, PA (thanks Mom).

    “Quick” Chicken Cacciatore


    • boneless chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces)
    • green peppers, red peppers — seeded and cut into strips [best to do night before]
    • onions – cut into strips [best to do night before]
    • garlic
    • tomato sauce
    • olive oil
    • seasonings to taste – basil, oregano, salt, pepper
    • grated parmesan or loccatelli cheese
    • tomatoes (optional)
    We do this recipe by eye and don’t really use measurements — I guess a good rule of thumb is for every chicken breast use two peppers and one small onion.    Use enough tomato sauce to get the consistency that will work best for  your family
    In a large high-walled skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and saute the onions and garlic until the onions are soft.  Add the boneless chicken breasts and seasonings and saute until chicken browns.   Add peppers and saute until soft.   Add tomatoes/tomato sauce last.   Turn down heat and let simmer together for 10 – 15 min.   Serve with grated cheese.  You can serve on its own or it also goes well over pasta or rice.
    Prep time:   15 min
    Cook time:  20 – 30 min
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