sunday meal prep 7/31/16

Hey all! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Here we are mostly working on stuff around the house and getting ready for our newest additions! We are getting 3 adorable pet rats this week! 🙂 I can’t wait to pick them up and I’m sure you will end up seeing a few pictures on Instagram as we get them settled in! Other than that, not much exciting, but this meal prep definitely is!

Enjoy!

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So this week I did things a little different. This is one of the things I love about meal prep…I can plan in advance for week’s when I know things are going to be busy and make that coming week’s meal prep even easier. In a month I will be taking a day trip out of town to meet up with some BBG ladies for a workout meet-up and brunch! I’m super excited about it, but it will mean less time to cook.

So instead, I am going to be making some extra food for the freezer most week’s before the meet-up, so that weekend all I will have to do is make salads and maybe some snacks, but otherwise everything will be already made! I will probably be repeating this again for the month after too, since I am attending my first blogging conference in September!…which also means no time to cook that weekend. This is one of the many ways that you can make meal prep work for you!

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The two dishes I made extra this week: Turkey Sausage & Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers and Make Ahead Freezer Baked Beef Chimichangas. We did pull out a couple of the chimichangas to try…they were delicious! I will say we are making a few adjustments to the cooking time. We found that, fully thawed, 30 min at 425 made them a bit too crispy for our taste. Since everything in them is already fully cooked, we will probably be only baking them for 10-15 min from now on, and possibly topping them with some shredded cheese in the last 5 min of baking or so. But taste-wise, they were great!

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As for our main dishes, I made Thai Peanut Chicken (is anyone surprised? :-p), Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken and Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce. Everything turned out delicious! Though I will admit, I didn’t realize just how pasta-heavy this week’s prep was until I was actually cooking it. I probably need to be a little more conscious of things like that. But oh well! Either way it tasted great and overall my diet is still healthy 🙂

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Slow Cooker Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce
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An easy meal to throw into the slow cooker, this dish is delicious with minimal work!
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5-10 min
Cook Time
10 hrs
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5-10 min
Cook Time
10 hrs
Crockpot-Meatballs-and-pasta
Slow Cooker Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce
Print Recipe
An easy meal to throw into the slow cooker, this dish is delicious with minimal work!
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5-10 min
Cook Time
10 hrs
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5-10 min
Cook Time
10 hrs
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (except noodles, cornstarch and 2 tbsp water) in slow cooker. Stir to blend. Cook on low for 10 hrs or high for 5 hrs.
  2. If desired, thicken sauce when cooked: Remove 3-4 cups of sauce from slow cooker. Mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water. Then add mixture to sauce and simmer on medium-low heat until sauce is thickened. Return to slow cooker and mix well.
  3. Serve with noodles.
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Our salads and snacks this week were the normal ones this week. I feel no need to change up something that works this well for us!

That’s it for this week! What are you doing for your meal prep this week? I would love to hear about it, so please leave a comment below!

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Sara

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