Meal Prep Part 2 is Under Way!
Another week down prepping for my week alongside a friend. Which, let's face it, anything that you do with a friend is just going to be more fun and you get things done a lot faster! It took us about 2 hours to prep for the week and that was with 4 boys 6 years and under running around playing superheros and 1 casualty that took place. My youngest gashed his forehead somehow while playing and we doctored him up and sat with him for a bit before continuing on.
Never a dull moment!
This week I decided that I wanted to make a chicken salad to eat so I went with the below recipe. I did tweak it a bit by adding chopped up cashews and grapes. It is to die for! Just eat on top of sliced zucchini or cucumbers.
My friend Kristen suggested we look for a shepherd's pie and make a cauliflower mash as the topping. I was excited to give it a try because I haven't ever had shepherd's pie before. So I used this recipe and just replaced the sweet potatoes for a head of cauliflower. I boiled the cauliflower in water and then put in my Ninja blender along with coconut oil and I was done with my topping. We put the meal together and placed in the freezer without cooking so all we will have to do when we get home is cook it for 15-20 minutes.
The next meal was decided on because we wanted to do something with zucchini noodles. We decided on a crock pot spaghetti. I placed all of the ingredients in a freezer bag except for the canned tomatoes and tomato sauce. Those are things I will add to the crockpot the morning I decide to cook the meal. I went ahead and add the zoodles to the freezer bag as well to cook in the crockpot so you there will not be a need to make anything once you get home with this meal.
I have been a little obsessed with broccoli slaw lately. I know - weird! IT... IS... SO... GOOD! Super easy to make as well. I like to eat this on nights that it is really hot and I don't feel like I can eat a heavy meal. I also like to have this for lunch. We made a pack of Whole30 approved bacon and crumbled it in our slaw, used cranberries, and chopped pecans. You can even add kale to your slaw to add another great super food!
And the last meal is a go to for my family... Chicken Fajitas in the crockpot. I have listed a recipe that shows you baking them, however, you can throw all of the ingredients into a freezer bag with the chicken raw. The day you decide to serve this meal pull it out of the freezer and place in the fridge to thaw. You will just put it in the crockpot the morning of and when you get home it will be ready to serve. You just purchase some butter lettuce to serve the mixture on and there is your meal! You can also just put over a bed of spinach and eat as a salad which is just as good.
I hope that you enjoy the meals I have been putting together each week. I know that my family has enjoyed them and I can definitely see a difference in how I feel because I am not stopping to get any food elsewhere during the day.