Meals for the week are…
- Grilled fajita chicken, corn, and brussel sprouts
- Grilled hot dogs and french fries
- Avocado Toast
- Kung Pao Chicken
- Taco Soup
- Frozen Pizza and Salad
- Crockpot Salsa Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken: This one is SO GOOD. We’ve been doing this for about 2-3 years now. Cook your cubed chicken in sesame oil. Take out chicken and set on a paper towel to soak up the juices. Use the same pan and add more sesame oil and add frozen or fresh green beans (not canned). Once these are a tad blistered or cooked to your liking add back in your chicken. Mix up siracha, chili paste, honey, garlic powder, and coconut aminos. I just taste as I go and see if I like it! Pour it over the chicken and green beans. Add peanuts and sesame seeds at the end. Put it all over rice or cauliflower rice! So so yummy and easy. I’ll add carrots sometimes too!
Grilled Chicken: I’ll marinate about a pound and a half of chicken. I make a fajita seasoning for it and then put chili lime seasoning on brussel sprouts with a little butter and grill those in aluminum foil with the chicken. I will also grill corn on the cob. I make a mixture of mayo, chili lime, fresh lime, garlic, and salt to put all over it once its grilled up. I can make fresh salsa with it too. All on the side, brussel sprouts, corn, guacamole, and beans. This chicken can make tacos, nachos, or a great soup if we have leftovers.
Grilled Hot Dogs: I mean, its grilling season here. We have to have hot dogs about once a month. I’ll do french fries and maybe a veggie with it or fresh fruit.
Avocado Toast: Very millenial of us, but it’s good and easy. Just toast bread, mash avocado on top, put scrambled eggs or hard boiled on that with some 21 seasoning salute (trader joes) and salt, fresh tomatoes, spinach leaves (optional) and some cholula. Add fresh fruit to the side and it’s a full meal.
Taco soup: I’ve had many friends ask for our recipe. It’s basically pantry staples and we didn’t have to buy anything for it this week! Taco soup recipe below.
- 2 can black beans (drain and rinse)
- 2 can pinto beans (drain and rinse)
- 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes OR rotel
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of corn or 1/2 c. -1 c. of frozen corn
- Ranch seasoning
- Taco seasoning in packet or your own blend. I usually make my own and add in a little TJ’s chili lime seasoning.
- 1 lb. ground beef (cooked)
- Add any toppings you’d like. Sour cream, plain yogurt, cheese, jalapenos, fresh cilantro, avocados, guacamole. The options are endless!
Crockpot Salsa Chicken: SO EASY. Crockpot, chicken, salsa. That’s it. Shred with a hand held blender when it’s done. Soup, nachos, tacos, taco bowl, etc.
I will also make fresh applesauce. We love to have it on hand. Just put peeled and cored apples in a pot with as much cinnamon as you would like and wait for it to get mushy! About 45 min. Then I put it in the blender and save it in the fridge.
Total for the week: Monday-Sunday $130.
**We buy organic when possible. This has made our grocery bill higher, but the benefit outweighs the cost for us. I am also gluten free and have been for approximately 10 years. The options now are so much better than they used to be, but are still expensive! Both of these things can make our bill higher, so if you want to make these meals a little more cost effective you can I’m sure!
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