beka stays hungry : slow cooker pineapple chicken

Me and the slow cooker? We’re tight these days. Not as tight as me and Castie, but we’re all about hanging out on the weekends for Dinner Challenge meals.

This is another meal from the 24 Day Challenge Cookbook, and another winner! I only made a few minor alterations – here’s the recipe:

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

mildly adapted from the 24 Day Challenge Cookbook

Serves: 4


4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces

20 oz can of pineapple chunks

1/4 cup pineapple juice (from can)

1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 red onion, finely sliced

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 cup spinach and arugula

2 Tbsp slivered almonds (lightly browned in oven)


Place chicken, pineapple, pineapple juice, Braggs, red pepper flakes, and onion in the slow cooker. Heat on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. Serve on top of 1/4 cup brown rice and 1/4 cup spinach and arugula mix and sprinkle 1/2 Tbsp toasted almonds on top.

Rating: A solid 4/5. If you are craving a light stir fry/Chinese option, this will definitely do it for you. And I love the subtle heat from the red pepper flakes!


beka stays hungry : applesauce chicken

Here for your dining pleasure is another non-boring 10 Day Cleanse recipe, this one straight from the 24 Day Challenge Cookbook.


Clean Eating and I…we speak the same language. It’s like we were meant for each other.

Especially when that means meals like this one.

You have two preparation options: stovetop or slow cooker. I chose the path of least resistance and went with the slow cooker. When it comes to dinner, I love that path.

Here’s the low down:

Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken:

from the 24 Day Challenge Cookbook


  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
  • 1 cup applesauce (No Sugar Added)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)


Are you ready?

Put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.



Rating: 4/5 – The combination of water and applesauce made the chicken so moist, and the garlic/onion/cinnamon gave it a great flavor – all with no oil or sugar! This one’s a keeper.

beka thrives : you’re not going to believe this

No seriously, if you’ve known me for any length of time, you’re really not going to believe this: