Monday, November 14, 2016

Comfort food meal prep


This week's meal prep only took 1.5 hours. It was so simple and made a TON of servings. The best part, I spent $64.431 & that includes organic chicken breasts & produce. When you PLAN, you SAVE. :)


First, I threw everything into the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie 
Recipe HERE

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3½ celery stalks, diced
  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans Campbell's® Healthy Request condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 (12-ounce) can Pillsbury® Grands!® Jr. Golden Layers Flaky Biscuits


** instead of using Grands biscuits, I made dumplings :) **



Next, I started this skillet meal. It was actually very quick!

Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta 
Recipe HERE

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups dried orecchiette pasta
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil, julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (if you're sensitive to spice, you might want to start out with 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 chicken breast, cubed
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto (homemade or store-bought) - see note below
  • 1 cup broccoli, blanched
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
** Feel free to use whole grain or veggie noodles**


Lastly, I made this meal. While the meatloaf muffins were cooking, I used that time to clean up all my dishes. 

Turkey meatloaf muffins 



Ingredients:

  • 1½ pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup green pepper, diced
  • ½ cup carrot, grated
  • ½ cup low sugar tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
I paired mine with broccoli & red skinned mashed potatoes! 



Since I'm just cooking for my husband and I, these recipes made PLENTY to last the week. Snacks consist of side salads, apples, grape fruits, AdvoBars, mixed nuts, & Greek yogurt.

I'm so chilly here in Texas. Theses dishes will be the ultimate HEALTHY comfort foods. Happy Prepping!