Chicken Chili Crockpot Soup Recipe

I just love soups this time of year!  They are so yummy and warm when there is a nip in the air.  Chicken Chili Soup is one of my very favorites. The recipe is below. Enjoy!

Coach Lora Erickson


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Blonde Runner Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

October 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Health Classes, Main Dishes, Nutrition, Recipes


My good friends and family that know me well know that I love pizza. It is absolutely one of my favorite foods of all time! I’m always trying to find ways to make it a little healthier and have experimented with many homemade pizzas. I have always wanted to make cauliflower pizza crust and I finally got around to it. It turned out really good. My family couldn’t even tell it was cauliflower! 

Here’s the recipe: 

First start with 2 cups of cauliflower finely chopped (I used my Blendtec but a food processor would work great too). I microwaved it for 4 minutes until it was soft. Then I put it in a kitchen towel and rang it out to get all the moisture out of it. Next I added one egg, approximately a 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and some seasoning (garlic, oregano, basil, chives, about a tablespoon each). Mix well with your hands and spread out on a pizza stone. Bake on 450° until golden (about 11-15 minutes). Then top with sauce and your favorite toppings and bake for another 7-9 minutes, or until done. Cut into slices and enjoy. The good news is it is also gluten-free so my celiac friend could enjoy it with our family too. 

Coach Lora Erickson

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Easy Red Beans & Rice Recipe

This is super easy and yummy! This is one of our family favorites. Great source of protein too! Enjoy!
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Recipes on Pinterest

I am a big fan of Pinterest and have found a lot of great and healthy recipes there.  Including smoothies, salad and main dishes.  I have also created some inspiration, fitness, running and triathlon boards.  Check out my boards

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Easy Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

January 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Main Dishes, News, Nutrition, Recipes, Weight Loss

Easy Quinoa Enchilada CasseroleI love recipes that I can use some of my food storage. This is what we had tonight with cabbage salad #delicious #easy #familymeals #quinoa #meals

Easy Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

1 – 15 oz can black beans with liquid

1 – 15 oz can corn with liquid

1 – 4.5 oz can green chilies

2 cups bottled tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups quinoa rinsed, not cooked

Mix everything together. Bake on 375° for 60 minutes. Top with cheese for the last five minutes (optional) Serve with fresh tomatoes, avocado & sprigs of fresh cilantro Enjoy! #Vegetarian #glutenfree #Healthy #foodie #recipe #blonderunnertips

Notes:  If I were to make it again I would add sauted onions and garlic for even more yummy flavor.  Enjoy.

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Coach Lora’s Crustless Chive & Bacon Quiche

Chive Bacon Quiche 10.29.2013

Coach Lora’s Crustless Chive & Bacon Quiche

8-12 fresh eggs (med. Size) – use whites only if you want to reduce the cholesterol & fat

¼ cup cut fresh chives (this is easy to grow, I cut it into small pieces using kitchen shears)

¼ cup fully cooked bacon pieces (you could use ham too)

1 cup cottage cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

½ med. size white onion diced

2 cloves minced garlic

½ cup panko bread crumbs (I like the parmesan herb flavor) – if you are diabetic or trying to reduce your carbs omit this

Sea salt & cracked pepper to taste

Saute diced onion in olive oil until clear.  In separate bowl combined eggs (I beat them lightly with a fork first) and all other ingredients (reserve some cheddar, and panko for the top).  Mix well.  Pour into a coated baking dish.  Top with cheese.  I put the panko on for the last 10-15 minutes only.  Bake uncovered on 325 for 40-45 minutes until golden (and it doesn’t jiggle).  Garnish and serve with diced fresh tomato.  Enjoy.

Suggested side:  steamed carrots or cabbage

Notes:  If you like to use other herbs like basil and thyme that is really good too.

Happy Cooking,

Coach Lora Erickson

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Chili Over Cornbread Waffles


This is an easy and fast dinner (and a great way to use up some food storage).  It’s pretty healthy too!

~ Coach Lora Erickson

Exchange Garden Produce

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I love to garden and often have excess fruit and vegetable but also don’t grow everything. I thought it would be a great idea to create a group where we could exchange produce with each other if we have extra of something and wanted something else we don’t grow so I created a new Facebook page. We can also share gardening ideas and tips. If you have a garden and live in the Bountiful area.  Let me know if you want to get involved.

~ Coach Lora Erickson

Tracy’s Banana Pancakes

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Main Dishes, Nutrition, Recipes, Vegetarian

One of my Team Blonde Runner (TBR) tri-athletes shared this with me.  She uses this as a race recovery food along with raw almonds, fruit and other proteins.  Enjoy (thanks for sharing Tracy).

1 C flour (1/2 white flour, 1/2 wheat flour)
1/2 C yellow cornmeal
1/4 C oat or wheat bran
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 C low-fat buttermilk or regular milk
1/2 C mashed ripe bananas
2 TBS butter
2 tsp honey
1 large egg

Mix it all together. Add fresh blueberries or strawberries over the top and use a light syrup. They’re yummy and filling.

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