This weeks recipes were E A S Y!! I love easy! They are also very economical and that is one of the first reasons I fell in love with meal prep. It saves me money! Have you ever looked at your bank account and realized how rich you could be if you didn’t eat?! I guess that’s not an option though. I’m going to attempt to keep these recaps short and sweet so let’s just cut to the chase! This week there won’t be links to actual full recipes because they were both put together by me.
Let’s Start with the Super Easy Sausage and Peppers. This meal was inspired by a post I saw on a friends Facebook and it just seemed too easy. As you can see from the picture above you need minimal ingredients, this is actually enough for a double recipe!
- Smoked Turkey Sausage
- 2-3 Bell Peppers
- Brown Rice
- Cavendar’s Seasoning (or salt and pepper)
Preheat your oven to 350. Cut up your peppers and sausage then place them on a sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray. Since I doubled the recipe I did one entire sheet pan of peppers and one pan of sausage. Place in the oven for around 30 minutes, stirring halfway thru. For the rice I used my pressure cooker. 1 cup of rice, 1 cup of water and viola! In 15 minutes (and natural release) I have perfect brown rice.
Next up is the Greek Marinated Chicken served on a Greek salad with the perfect classic greek salad dressing. Yall. You should have smelled that mariade in my kitchen! TO DIE FOR! It will definitely become a staple at our house, which should be easy because I had EVERY ingredient already in my pantry. (Did someone say economical?) I marinated my chicken overnight. I also cut my chicken up into bite side pieces for a quicker cook time and I prefer bite size pieces on a salad. I tried out my air fryer on these and it worked really well and was SO easy. But the air fryer is for a later blog…
Next up, prep your salad. I split up the romaine blend between my containers (next time I’ll use the spring mix) then added cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives and reduced fat feta. All of those are basically calorie free other than the olives and feta so I made sure to only add 4 olives and 1/8 cup of the feta. I actually already had my dressing mixed up from a week or so ago so I don’t have a picture of it but I also had everything for that already in my pantry as well! I loved that it had apple cider vinegar in it! (Make sure to get the expensive kind with the “mother” in it. ACV is SO good for you, but only if you get the expensive kind like Bragg’s) So there ya go, measure out 3 ounces of chicken, grab a prepped salad, add a splash of dressing (emphasis on SPLASH! Do not ruin all this work by soaking you salad in dressing) and you have a super tasty meal! (This is also really good wrapped into a tortilla as a gyro)
Leave any questions or comments below! I would love for you to let me know if you make any of these recipes and I welcome feed back!