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Easy Food Prep Idea

Easy Food Prep Idea

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As I started my healthy lifestyle I had to find simple yet healthy meals that I could prep on Sunday and have for several days. Training for a Figure competition can be “easy” for me in the gym, however nutrition can be quite a challenge. Lucky for me, I am simple when it comes to meals. I don’t like a lot of sauce and have always been one to cook something I can use around 5 ingredients or less. I have discovered I enjoy cooking, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen doing it.  So here is one meal I make frequently that I really enjoy and it is easy to reheat the next couple of days.

First, to start with the greens and veggies. I am in LOVE with green beans and broccoli slaw! They are so easy to cook in the skillet and just love the flavors I can add to it. Green-Beans

For the green beans, I buy the bag of fresh greens and just put them in a large skillet. Add a little cooking spray or butter, add seasonings, and there you go! Cook until soft.

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For the broccoli slaw, I like to cook mine with mushrooms and onions. First, chop the mushrooms and onions to your likable size, then cook them into the skillet with a little butter. (Butter is not your enemy, good healthy fats are needed in moderation. MARGARINE IS BAD, avoid this. A great alternative is coconut oil).  Once cooked and soft, mix in your broccoli slaw and heat until soft. I also like to add in steak seasoning for extra flavor.Meal-Prep

I am a little picky when it comes to my meat selections and chicken is not used very often. However, when I find a good chicken breast I like to cook it in the Crockpot. Add your breast in with a little water and let it cook for 2-3 hrs. Separate with fork and your good to go! Put around 4oz into each container, even out the veggies, and you have meals for the week.

What do you make for your Sunday meal prep?

Happy Cooking!!

 

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For the Love of Cauliflower

For the Love of Cauliflower

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After several weeks of my low-carb diet, I have started to get bored with the same old meals. I’ve decided to experiment with new ways and one ingredient I never thought I would enjoy… CAULIFLOWER! I’ve never been able to eat it like my mother, cold with a side of veggie dip. Yuck!!  However, lately I keep hearing about this new craze about a cauliflower crust instead of your usual flour pizza crust. Sparked my interest so I gave it a try.  Women Cook

First attempt failed but in the making, I did come up with a great side dish.

  • 1 head of cauliflower (chopped in a food processor)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Push flat on greased cookie sheet and cook at 450 for 20min.

One step that I didn’t do well enough was you MUST squeeze the cauliflower to get the water out! I used a paper towel but didn’t get enough out to make it a flat-bread style. Instead, it reminded me more like cheesy grits! Haha, it was SOO yummy and I will definitely be making it again.

No picture for now as I totally messed it up but I’ll give it another go soon!

P.S. Was it just me, or did anyone else not know there was such a thing as PURPLE cauliflower? So cool!

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