What type of meal planner are you?
I am one that goes to the store for one to two weeks of groceries at a time, but prep food as I go… This could also mean making one meal with several days of leftovers for easy grabbing from the fridge or freezer… Weekends can be SO busy. During those crazy weekends it can be difficult to stock up plus meal prep in order to be set for an entire week!
When those busy weekends occur, here is my emergency food list that is always a good base for the week, or nearly a week, to get me going…
*3-4 types of proteins
*Approximately 3 different types of green veggies
*Potatoes (sweet and red) for healthy carbs
*2-3 kinds of multiple servings of fruit
That translates to my quick grab at Aldi’s the other day:
• 6 chicken breasts (See Garlic Infused Chicken recipe
• 2 dozen of eggs (by myself, I usually consume a dozen
and a half per week)
• 1 jar of natural peanut butter
• 1 bag of sweet potatoes
• 1 bag of red potatoes
• 1 bag of kale (I usually buy two, but there was only one
• 4 green peppers
• 1 bag of apples
• 1 Little Salad Bar individual portions of Spicy Guacamole
All this for less than $30!!!
Here are some staples I had already in my pantry and freezer:
• 1lb. of frozen ground turkey
• 1 bag of frozen Tilapia (from Aldi’s)
• Rice noodles
• 1 bag of red potatoes
• 2 large zuchini’s
• 2 bags of green beans
• California dates from Aldi’s and little oranges
This food supply usually lasts 5-7 days of eating the clean with five meals/snacks a day! I basically roast everything I can in the oven by setting the oven on broil and tossing the veggies in some olive oil and garlic salt.
Now for the chicken recipe… I had a couple of girls over for dinner last night and made Garlic Infused Chicken… I went ahead and made the rest of the chicken breast to throw in the freezer for easy grabbing later in the week.
Here is my recipe:
Garlic Infused Chicken
• 3 Chicken breasts
• 2-3 Garlic cloves, diced (my theory is you can never have
too much garlic)
• Olive oil and or nonstick olive oil cooking spray
• Garlic salt
Brown/sear the chicken with fresh garlic, garlic salt, and pepper on the stove on both sides until you do not see any more pink. After the chicken is browned on both sides, put the chicken in a pan with half an inch to an inch of water in the oven on 350® for 15-30 minutes (depending on the size of the pieces). Save some of the diced garlic for baking with the chicken in the oven for ultimate flavor. Also fork the chicken multiple times to allow the garlic to infuse into the meat as it finishes baking. It’s pretty delish and easy!!