I’m so excited to be back on here, sharing my weekly meal prep with you all! I can’t even tell you how much I’ve missed this the last few months! To be honest, my eating towards the end of market season left something to be desired. I was still prepping, but I was impulse eating more and not planning as well for meals at markets by the end of it. I am so excited to get my food back on track and using meal prep to do it!
This week’s meal prep is a bit smaller than you are probably used to. While I was getting ready for market season, I prepped extra for the freezer to make things a bit easier. It was such a huge help! But we do have some of the extra prep left over, so we have been using that for part of our meals to get it used up!
I am super excited to share this week’s meal prep dish with you though! It’s a new dish to us: Healthy Broccoli Chicken Casserole! I love getting recipes from Slim Sanity and this one was no exception! I love the flavor in this casserole. The only thing I would change up was likely my own fault. It was a bit dry, but I’m pretty sure that is due to me increasing the amount of chicken, rice and broccoli without increasing the “sauce” enough. I will definitely be making this one again, with some minor tweaks!
I did make some changes to the original recipe. All the ingredients are basically the same, but I didn’t really measure much of the main components for the casserole. Here is what I used:
- 3 large broccoli heads (roughly 4-5 cups chopped)
- roughly 1 1/2 lbs chicken, shredded.
- roughly 1 1/2-2 c jasmine rice (thawed from frozen)
- 1/2 c unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1/2 c shredded Italian blend cheese (in place of Mozzarella)
- 1/2 c shredded Fiesta blend cheese (in place of cheddar)
Most of these changes were based on just what we had around the house, like the cheese. I had frozen the chicken and rice (separately) before and I’m honestly not quite sure how much there was.
Other items on the prep list: Healthier Cinnamon Bread, Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls and a celery and lunchmeat combo snack! The cinnamon bread remains one of our staple dishes and Draz and I have a slice of it every day! The protein balls are mostly Draz’s, though I’ve been having them between my FT and PT jobs lately to get me through til dinner. As for the combo snack, that is all mine! I’ve been playing with different snacks again for me and this is my most recent one. Not sure if I will stick to it or not, but I’m enjoying it for now!
While the protein balls are loosely based on this recipe, they have changed quite a bit over time! Make sure to keep an eye out, because I plan on writing a recipe post for them soon!
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That’s it for this week’s meal prep! How are you faring with your meal prep post-holidays? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please comment below or shoot me an email!