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Crockpot Meal Prep: Carnitas

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I miss Southern-California style carnitas and am so glad to have perfected this easy way to have carnitas any time. After a long day of school and work, every one in my house loves walking in and smelling homemade carnitas! I like to put pinto beans in a small crockpot the same day.


1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
½ tsp crumbled dried oregano Continue reading

Crockpot Meal Prep: Adobo Chicken

 Crockpot crock pot slow cooker meal prep chicken cheap delicious easy


1 small sweet onion, sliced
16 cloves garlic, minced (I prefer to use the minced in the jar)
1½ cups of soy sauce
1 cup of white vinegar
4 chicken breast
4 skinless chicken thighs


Divide chicken breasts and thighs into two separate Ziploc Freezer Gallon bags. Place 8 cloves of minced garlic into each bag.

In a small bowl mix the onion, soy sauce, and vinegar. Pour half into each bag. Seal and place in freezer.


Remove bag from freezer the night before and let defrost in the refrigerator. Or, my preference, place bag in crockpot and fill crockpot with cold water for 30 minutes in the morning. Rinse crockpot out and empty bag into crockpot.

Cook 6 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low.

Serve with white rice and/or fresh bread.

What it Really Takes to Prep 28 Crockpot Meals!

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After following several blogs and pinning many ideas via Pinterest, I finally decided to take on the task of prepping 28 crockpot meals. I have to admit, I was lured in by catchy pins that promised I could prep 8 crockpot meals in 75 minutes, or 8 meals in an hour, and my favorite… 28 meals in ONLY 3 hours!

Images courtesy of Pinterest

Images courtesy of Pinterest

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One Minute Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Prep: 5 min
Cook: 1 min
Yields: 6 cookies


4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
4 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp Splenda Blend light brown sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
¼ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup rolled oats
4 scoops HERBALIFE French Vanilla Shake Mix or Pralines & Cream
¼ cup dark chocolate chips
¼ cup dried cherries or cranberries

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Wheat Scones

Herbalife Cranberry Wheat Scones


This recipe came from the Herbalife Today magazine (Winter/Spring 2014). Click HERE for a link to the magazine. I was hesitant to try the recipe due to the 1/2 c of olive oil it calls for. I thought the olive oil would make the scones taste funny and I didn’t want to lose any of my precious F1 shake mix in the process.

This lower fat, lower calorie version of the classic scone is not intended as a meal replacement. However it gets a protein boost from the addition of Formula 1 Healthy Meal shake mix.

INGREDIENTS (for 14 to 16 scones):

4 oz. Formula 1 French Vanilla shake mix
2 cups flour
1 ¾ cups wheat flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup light brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into pieces)
cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ¼ cups non-fat or low-fat milk
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Peanut Butter cookies


1/2 cup Splenda Blend
1/2 cup Brown Sugar Splenda Blend
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 scoops HERBALIFE Formula 1 French Vanilla Shake Mix (or Dutch Chocolate/Pumpkin Spice)
4 tbsp HERBALIFE Personalized Protein Powder
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate minichips Continue reading




10 scoops HERBALIFE F1 Shake Mix (I recommend French Vanilla, Dulce de Leche, or Dutch Chocolate)
1/2 cup self rising flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup Splenda Blend
3/4 cup egg whites

2 TBSP HERBALIFE Personalized Protein Powder
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tsp 2% milk


Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners (or 36 mini muffin cups).

Whisk together HERBALIFE F1 shake mix, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Combine the milk, oil, and vanilla extract in a 2-cup measuring cup or a small bowl.

In another bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add the egg whites and reduce speed to low. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk mixture in batches, beginning and ending with the flour mixture and beating just until blended. Fill liners 2/3 full and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15- 20 minutes for standard cupcakes, 11-13 minutes for mini cupcakes. Remove the cupcakes from the baking pan and allow to cool completely before adding icing.


In a large bowl, beat together HERBALIFE Personalized Protein Powder, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk until smooth. If necessary, add more milk until frosting is of spreading consistency. Mix everything well. Spread with a butter knife on cooled cupcakes.

Yield: 24 standard cupcakes. or 36 mini cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (based on standard size cupcake)
Calories:  130
Protein: 3.5g


These are amazing! I added the self rising flour to help keep the cupcakes light and fluffy. If you are on a weight management prgram, these cupcakes might still be too much of a treat. I made these cupcakes for my lil munchkin’s 5th birthday. She loves them and it is a much healthier option for ou little ones! Enjoy!