As I have mentioned before, I have been wanting to do batch cooking/weekly food prep for awhile now. And, I FINALLY made it happen! I grocery shopped on Sunday and was a cooking machine on Monday evening. Here's what I made:
Chicken Sausage with Veggies
Megan from 5280 Running Mommy gave me this idea, and I tried it the same day. I found spinach and feta chicken sausages from Whole Foods, so I made those and sauteed some red pepper and yellow squash to go with it. Kyra and I had it for dinner on Monday, and I took the leftovers for lunch the next day. So yummy!
Shredded Lime Chicken
I've made this before, and it turned out so good that I wanted to make it again. This time, I tripled the original recipe, so Kyra and I both can eat multiple servings of it. And, I usually just make the chicken part of the recipe and have it over brown rice with lettuce, tomato, and a little bit of cheese.
I've seen these all over Pinterest, and they always look so delicious. I made mine with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pepperoni, and smoked mozzarella tortellini. They are DELICIOUS! And, the best part about them is that they are also so easy to make. All you have to do is boil the tortellini, then put the ingredients on the skewer. Done and done!
|No judging...my pancake making skills are BAD, so they ended up being weirdly shaped.|
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 whole egg and 1 egg white
- 1/2 cup sweet cream protein
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- Mix together and let sit for 15 or so minutes to let the oats soften.
- Make like traditional pancakes.
- Let cool completely then freeze individual servings [2 smaller pancakes or 1 larger one] in ziploc bags.
Tropical Fruit Smoothie
In the summer time especially, I love smoothies. They're just yummy, but you have to be careful because they can pack a lot of sugar. If you make them yourself though, it's so much easier to control what goes in them. I made mine with 1/2 cup each frozen peaches, pineapple and mango, 1 cup coconut water, and 1 tbsp flax seed. I found the idea here, and the video/transcript provides a great explanation of the health benefits of each ingredient.
So far, I am so happy with how everything turned out. It's all been really yummy!