We had the pleasure of connecting with Justine Fontinell of Full Belly Sisters during our Feed Your Crowd Pinterest contest last summer. Justine's grilled zucchini picture won her a prize that included an iGourmet.com gift certificate and some Outta the Park BBQ Sauce.
Imagine our delight a few weeks later to find this amazing picture and the recipe that goes with it shared on our Facebook page! We think this “Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken with Veggie BBQ Sauce” is a huge hit – for a lot of reasons.
What Makes this Recipe So Special? First of all we are big fans of low and slow cooking, and crockpots enable busy families like ours to prepare and eat healthy meals made at home. So between the gorgeous sandwich picture on this page and the very crockpot nature of the dish, she “had us at hello.” But there is something even more appealing about this recipe that makes us love it even more.
It contains LOTS of fresh, grated vegetables added to the pot along with barbecue sauce! My kids will tell you that it is my mission as a mom to “sneak” healthy foods into recipes whenever I can; so, of course this Full Belly Sisters approach won high marks with me!
You can click HERE or on the pictures to link to the complete recipe on the Full Belly Sisters website. Also, be sure to see what else is going on with Justine and her sister. Together they are focused on helping moms and moms-to-be stay well and grow healthy children and well-nourished families. They are making quite an impact too with nearly 7,000 followers on Facebook as of this writing.
Here is more about Fully Belly Sisters taken from their website:
“Justine is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who is dedicated to helping women live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Justine studied over 100 dietary theories at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is board-certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Justine is also a freelance journalist and writes health articles - mostly focused on pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition - for LiveStrong.com. Justine has recently been named one of the Top 25 Foodie Moms for 2012 by Circle of Moms.”
We’re sold alright. Hats off to Full Belly Sisters for doing what they do, and thanks so much to Justine for cooking with our sauce and for sharing her delicious and nutritious recipe with us and her followers!