Work Out Videos by Yours Truly.

As most of you know I now have a fitness instagram and Facebook page!

Make sure you follow along to get free recipes and work out videos! 

These stuffed peppers were SO dang good!! 

And full of protein and all things good for you! Who thinks I should post the recipe??

Always refueling my body with this amazing super shake after my work outs!

Small glimpse into todays upper body fix!

Facebook: Monica Kaase – Health & Fitness

Instagram: @MonicaKaaseFit

My Fitness Journey

Hey girlfriends!!

As you can see above I have added a “Health & Fitness” tab!

I am so so so excited to share my journey with y’all.

I’ve done tons and tons of different work out guides but there’s only ONE that I came back too.

Feel free to read all about it,

if you have any questions or comments I would LOVE to hear from you.

<3 <3 <3

Make sure you follow along:

Instagram: @MonicaKaaseFit
Facebook: Monica Kaase – Health & Fitness

xoxo, Monica

Another Successful Pinterest Recipe.




How adorable is this sweater/top?!

It just arrived in the shop yesterday and it is so freaking comfortable!

It is finally starting to cool down here in Houston, and I am SO excited about it!

In honor of the somewhat “cooler” weather I decided to make a Fall meal last night!

I found this UH-MAZING recipe on pinterest, of course.

and I’m so excited to share it with y’all!! 

It’s called Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili!

I’ve never eaten or made quinoa before but I’ve heard great things about it so I 

was super excited to finally try it out!

I also will never turn down a recipe that just asks you to throw everything in a crock pot.

Honestly ladies, this is the simplest and most delicious recipe ever!

You can click here for the full recipe!

I only used 1 can of 14.5 oz tomatoes…because I felt like 28oz was a little much.

 I also added a little extra cumin, because that stuff is the bomb.

This is how mine turned out!


I threw some cheese on top!

You can eat this by itself OR heat up some tortillas and eat it like a taco!

I also recommend buying some scoop chips, 

It was so yummy grabbing a chip and scooping a big chunk of chili in there!

I HIGHLY recommend this recipe,

it does make A LOT though, so if you’re cooking for 2 like me

 be prepared for a lot of left overs! 

Happy Hump Day Y’all!

xoxo, Monica

Black on Black on Black and a Recipe.

I decided to rock the all black look for a double date night on Friday!

and I have to admit, I’m kind of obsessed with this look.


Jeans: Cotton On (scored them for $10)

Heels: (similar)

Necklace: Kendra Scott


This girl is quite the handful, but gosh she’s purity. 

Main squeeze.

Last week I made a new [healthy] recipe and it turned out SO yummy!

One of our favorite recipes is black bean enchiladas! 

One of my sweet friends gave me that recipe [and my own personal cook book binder] when Kyle and I got married!

Well this is very similar to black bean enchiladas but with more ingredients!

If you want to be even healthier and skip the tortillas and half the cheese 

you can totally just eat the mixture that goes inside the tortillas!

I may or may not have eaten ALL of the “left overs” before I even finished cooking.

So here we go…

This actually makes A LOT, I had a lot of the “insides” left over,

but I didnt mind because I loved it so much I ate it the rest of the week! 

What you’ll need:

15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

15 oz. can of corn
6 oz. fresh baby spinach (I didnt have baby spinach so I used regular)
1 cup of fat free cottage cheese
1/3 cup cilantro
2 teaspoon cumin [I added more, because I love this stuff]
2 cups shredded 3 cheese blend (or your favoite cheese)
1 can of enchilada sauce
flour tortillas

What you’ll do: 

In a large bowl, combine beans, 1 cup cheese, spinach, corn, cottage cheese,  2 tsp. cumin, and cilantro.

This is what mine looked like

Then, Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish, and pour a small amount of the Enchilada sauce to coat the bottom.

Generously fill tortillas with the bean mixture. Roll up tightly with ends tucked in, and place seam side down in dish.

Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas, coating evenly. Sprinkle with the other 1 cup of cheese on top.

Bake about 20 minutes, and garnish with cilantro and/or green onions (optional).

Click HERE for the original recipe. 

I decided to make some Guac for a side!

I’m weird and don’t like onions, tomatoes, etc in my guacamole.

I like it plain and super creamy!

So I mashed up 2 avocados with a fork, added some salt, garlic and lime and VOILA!

Dinner is served. 

Let me know if you try this recipe out,

Kyle and I both loved it.

xoxo, Monica


Please excuse the terrible quality iPhone pictures, 

sometimes you just gotta work with what you got!

This outfit was worn a little over a week ago when Kyle and I were in San Antonio.
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar)

I could not be any happier that it’s FRIDAY!
Kyle has been out of town for work ALL week and I absolutely hate it when he’s gone.
But he’s COMING HOMEEE! Thank God, he owes me a super hot date night soon.

Charley and I have really really missed him.
She is SUCH a daddys girl, it’s ridiculous.

So, on another note.
I’m currently on a health kick,
“currently” meaning I decided today I’m going on a health kick.
I may have tacked on a few pounds since getting married and I may
barely ever go to the gym anymore…This needs to change.
And it needs to change immediately.

I think my main problem is dinner, It seems like the only easy week night dinners
I make are completely full of fattening ingredients.
All of the healthy recipes I find are just too much work.
So my question for you is…
What are some of your favorite, EASY, and healthy week night meals?!

I’m begging for your help…

xoxo, Monica