sunday meal prep 11/13/16

Hey all! I am super excited to bring you this week’s meal prep! I tried a couple new recipes that turned out delicious and altered one of my own with….interesting results. The other surprise of the week: Other than my grapes and cheese, no snacks or treats this week! We have actually been building up a bit of a surplus here, so this week was finishing off the treats and snacks we already have. I’m thinking next week will include a new treat. Any recommendations?!

Use this meal prep and grocery list to help you prepare for eating healthy all week and have more time for the things you love!

I did also make our regular mason jar salads of course 🙂 I’m getting a little bored with them though and might be changing those up soon too!

Healthy mason jar salads and snacks

So on to the main dishes! Our two new recipes were both for the slow cooker and turned out wonderful! Ham & Potato Soup and General Tso’s Chicken. The soup was inexpensive, filling, and made a rather large amount of servings. Plus it was pretty quick to get going! This one is definitely going to be made again. I did make a change to the recipe: I used unsweetened almond milk instead of half-and-half. There weren’t any issues doing this and since we never really buy half-and-half I think that is going to be how I make this from now on! I also used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

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The General Tso’s was Draz’s favorite and super quick and easy! I think the only thing that keeps it from being a new favorite of mine is the lack of veggies. This one is definitely going to be a regular at our house. In fact, it’s already been requested for next week! I might try looking around for a hoisin sauce with a little lower sodium content though…the sauce for this one was a little salty for my preferences.

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Now, I’m sure you noticed the black blob-looking dish in the pictures. I promise, it’s much more tasty than it looks! That is actually my Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet with one change: I used black bean noodles instead of regular elbow noodles. Overall, I think it was a good first attempt at using them. The dish turned out tasty, but next time I am going to add the noodles partway through the simmering instead of at the beginning. They ended up a little mushy and overcooked. But I am very happy to have a possible healthier replacement for regular noodles, at least in some recipes!

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet
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The perfect combination of mac n cheese and a cheeseburger!
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet
Print Recipe
The perfect combination of mac n cheese and a cheeseburger!
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 min or until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in macaroni, broth, milk, ketchup, steak seasoning, mustard and onion powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10-15 min or until macaroni is tender. Stir in cheese and let melt. If desired, serve sprinkled with chives.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information (4 servings): Calories 441 Total Fat 24.8 g Cholesterol 99.3 mg Sodium 1,076 mg Potassium 445.9 mg Total Carbs 19.5 g Dietary Fiber .5 g Sugars 6.6 g Protein 30.5 g

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My favorite of the week was this Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion & Potato Hash! I love frying up a couple eggs to serve with it. It has kinda become one of my go to comfort dishes and I love it! I use smoked turkey sausage instead of kielbasa, but it ends up flavorful enough anyways 🙂

If you want to try out this meal prep for yourself, get your grocery list here!

Any new dishes in your meal prep today? Have you tried out different noodle replacements? Do you have ones you have found that you like? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!

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