Post # 1
I am always looking for easy and (somewhat) healthy meals to make during the week.
My favorite go to is honey dijon chicken with brocolli and sweet potatoes. You literally just throw a bunch of stuff into a caserole dish, mix a couple things together, and 30 minutes later you have the most amazing meal EVER. My Fiance and I are obsessed with this and Ive already made it twice this week, plus it makes amazing left overs for lunch the next day!
I loosely based the recipe off this: http://tiphero.com/honey-dijon-chicken/
Please share your favorite meals/recipes below!
Post # 2
Crockpot minestrone. Put everything in, go to work, come home and the house smells amazing. Make some pasta to put in it (or use leftover). Little parsley, parm and crusty bread and it is an easy soul warming healthy meal
Post # 3
Yum!!! That sounds so good, especially with all this horrible rain we’ve had (We’ve already had over 6″ of rain this month)… Ill definitely have to try that next week!
Post # 4
crockpot anything……its my go to appliance I literally can not live without.
I love 3 bean sweet potato chili from My Whole Food Life, I make a big batch and have enough for lunches for about a week and a half.
I did vegetarian lasagna in the crockpot recently for the first time and it was AMAZING!! Also made enough for about a week and a half, I also try to take a side salad so that helps make the main lunch entree last longer.
In general I like batch cooking brown rice, beans, lentils, meat like pork shoulder or butt into pulled pork, cooking a whole chicken, or cooking several pounds of beef, in the crock pot over a weekend or a few days. this gives me lots of things to mix and match when it comes to actually making lunches on weekends or dinners on week nights. I can easily steam to reheat rice, beans, pork, & add a salad or steam frozen veggies first and put in my reheating on top of them toward the end. This makes it a no brainer for me to try and eat healthy.
Post # 5
Crockpot chicken taco filling. So easy and it goes great on salads or in a wrap. You can even turn it into a quesadilla. Put boneless chicken breasts in a crockpot. Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning of your choice. Add a jar of salsa and chicken broth to cover. Cook low 8 hours. Shred chicken and add some lime juice. Its so good and SIMPLE
then add to your favorite toppoings for a taco salad or burrito bowl! you can add quinoa and make a quinoa bowl.
Post # 6
I Do the same thing. I just make a full lasagna and try to eat it every day for lunch untl its gone. Then I don’t eat lasagna for 4 months . LOL 🙂 I lke crockpot lasagna in the summer too when you do not want to heat up the whole house.
Post # 7
I do some meal prepping to keep myself on track throughout the week, I usually buy a whole chicken and stuff it with an onion and orange and toss it in the crockpot with some broth before I head out for work. Whatever’s left gets shredded for another meal. My quick easy meal is usually fish with lemon and dill wrapped in foil and I’ll sauté spinach with garlic and grass fed butter, SO is a carboholic so I’ll usually do a potato or rice for him.
Post # 8
Ground turkey w/ whole wheat spaghetti. Done in 20 minutes or less.. put the $5 package of Jennie O. lean ground turkey in the fridge the night before. Come home, throw the whole wheat rotini/penne/whatever in boiling water, season the turkey and throw it on some olive oil stove top. Mix in one jar of Ragu, top with some mozz. cheese!! 🙂 Side salad and done!
Post # 9
omg, that fish sounds so good! Fiance and I are trying to do the whole grain-free thing so that will definitley be something I try! I generally buy a chicken a week, or at least every other week so I think we are started to get sick of chicken in this household. lol
That sounds so good, I love making lasagna with zucchini, ill have to try it in the crock pot!
Post # 10
One of my all time favorites is black bean soup. It’s ready in about a half hour:
2 15 ounce cans black beans
chicken broth (add to desired thick/thiness you want the soup to be)
1 finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped garlic clove
28 ounce diced fire roasted tomatoes
15 ounce can corn
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
cumin (to taste, I tend to use a lot)
1/2 tsp. ancho chili powder (optional)
Just add chicken broth, onion, garlic and heat the black beans through. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to mash half the beans and thicken the soup. Add tomatoes and corn, Heat thuroughlym about 20 minutes and it’s ready to serve.
I typically garnish with the following: A squeeze of lime, chopped scallion, pico de gallo or salsa, an fat free sour cream. If I am wanting to splurge, I add monterey jack cheese, queso fresco or avacado
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2016 - Bittersweet Farm
I have been buying Jennie O extra lean ground turkey and I mix it with cut up onions, peppers and garlic. Then I put it on top of a salad or in an omelet. It’s also amazing with some brown gravy. Yummmm. I have been no-sugar and no-carb since January 1st and this has been a lifesaver.
Post # 12
Anything in the crockpot is super convenient but one of my favorites is blackened tilapia with avocado and mango salsa and a veggie of some sort–asparagus or broccoli!
Post # 13
Fish with lemon and spices depending on the fish on top of quinoa and roasted vegetables
Post # 14
Turkey lettuce wrapped tacos
Chicken apple sausage with veggies (asparagus, bell peppers, onions etc.)
Post # 15
Taco bowls! I make a ton of taco meat, then make shell-less tacos for a week.