Slowcooker Cowboy Chili Frito Pie

You can enjoy chili year round with Slowcooker Chili Pie! Full of better-for-you ingredients, indulge your cravings with this flavorful version! | Recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

In Texas, chili is pretty much a given as far as local cuisines go. And there’s no rule that says it’s just for cold weather either! I can remember when I first moved to Texas in junior high, I had my first chili pie (whoa, that’s a rhyme). Our local neighborhood pool had a concession stand and that’s where I first tasted one. Whoever thought to combine crunchy corn chips and spicy chili was a genius! This Slowcooker Cowboy Chili Frito Pie recipe is not super spicy and you can adjust the heat as needed but decreasing the chili powder or using a smaller jalapeno pepper. But even a spice wimp like me (yep, I don’t love the super spicy stuff) can handle the heat in this chili recipe. I know the corn chips aren’t the healthiest, but this Slowcooker Black Bean Chili sure is! I love that ...

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Who says road trips need to be all about the junk food? Healthy road trip snacks are possible with a little pre-planning and this Better For You Road Trip Snacks Roundup of recipe ideas so you can eat healthier while on the road! |Find it at MealPlanningMagic.com

65+ Better For You Road Trip Snacks

We've taken our fair share of road trips over the years and I know how challenging it can be to fight off hungry tummies AND avoid the junk food! But over the years, we've figured out some ways to make it a little easier and munch on healthy road trip snacks. Be sure to check out my 7 Tips for a ...

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All the flavors of a slice of supreme pizza are in this Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad! It's healthier and make-ahead too! | Recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad

Pepperoni Pizza in a Pasta Salad? You bet! If you love pizza as much as we do, then you will love this Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad. This summer I’ve been looking for more recipes that I can not only make ahead but also those that do not heat up the kitchen. I used to eat pasta salads a lot more but ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {May 30, 2016} Find recipe and dinner inspiration at MealPlanningMagic.com

Weekly Menu Plan {May 30, 2016}

This past weekend we had a big party at our house and served fajitas with all the fixings! It was a fun time and thankfully the weather held out for us that day. We still had some leftovers (a few people that were maybes weren't able to make it and I over bought a tad) so I'm turning those leftovers ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {May 16, 2016} Find recipe and dinner inspiration at MealPlanningMagic.com

Weekly Menu Plan {May 16, 2016}

Our school year is winding down and that means I'm getting a little more lax about making our menu plan. Although I shouldn't be because now, with all the end-of-school-year activities, knowing what's on the menu is a big relief when everyone is hungry at the end of the day. I'll probably be taking ...

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Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins | Recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

These Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins first appeared on my blog more than four years ago back in 2012. They are still a family favorite so I thought it was time to share it again and also update the photos a bit! Whenever I make these muffins, they never last too long! If I can, I'll sometimes sneak a few ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {April 25, 2016} Find recipe and dinner inspiration at MealPlanningMagic.com

Weekly Menu Plan {May 9, 2016}

Well, last week turned out to be busier than I expected so I wasn't able to get a weekly menu plan up for you all. But here it is again this week! We're into the wind-down of school before summer starts and things don't seem to be slowing down any time soon. I guess this is our new normal! Thank ...

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Super Easy Healthy Vegetable Sides - 5 Ingredients or Less! Find the recipe links at MealPlanningMagic.com

Simple Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes Roundup

Have you ever noticed that when I post a Weekly Menu Plan for our dinners, it very often includes a garden salad or something simple like green beans or roasted broccoli? I have a little confession... I'm a bit challenged when it comes to creative side dishes to go along with our dinners. Even just ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {April 25, 2016} Find recipe and dinner inspiration at MealPlanningMagic.com

Weekly Menu Plan {April 25, 2016}

We're hosting company this week, I've got two evening meetings this week and I'm also the registrar for our swim team and we are holding evaluations this week so needless to say it's a convergence of busy times here in our house. That's why I'm kicking my slowcooker into high gear with three dinners ...

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Simple Slowcooker Steak and Chicken Fajitas are a delicious and easy way to enjoy at Texas regional specialty. Perfect for a weeknight--or when company's visiting! Find the recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

Simple Slowcooker Steak and Chicken Fajitas #SundaySupper

I’ve lived in Texas for three-quarters of my life so I’m sure it’s pretty safe to say I’m a Texan. Over the years, I’ve come to love many regional foods that just don’t taste as good anywhere else. Fajitas are one of those dishes that are on a regular rotation in our house and are perfect for ...

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