What a weekend it has been! I woke up sick the other day thanks to my kiddo, so I have been resting as much as possible in between running a business and taking care of my family.
Last weekend I implemented meal preparation for our lunches for the entire week. I did one recipe for the week and you can read about it here.
My husband asked for some variety this week for lunches, so I decided to make 2 meals to provide that.
Meal #1: Honey Seasame Chicken
We are pretty big chicken consumers here, so I wanted to come up with another chicken, veggie and rice bowl that would be healthy, delicious, and simple.
Here is what you will need:
- For The Sauce
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 soy sauce (low sodium)
- 1/4 raw honey
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp corn starch
- For The Meal
- Chicken (6 breasts), chopped
- 3 cups brown rice
- Snap peas (3 cups)
- Broccoli (3 cups)
I begin with getting the brown rice cooking as rice always takes the longest. I ended up cooking 5 cups brown rice as I knew I was going to need some for the 2nd meal.
While the rice was cooking, I mixed together the sesame honey sauce for the chicken and veggies and set that aside. You can add red pepper flakes if you preferred.
I then placed the snap peas and broccoli with olive oil into the pan and let that fry up for about 3-5 min. After the veggies are cooked, add in the chopped chicken and let chicken cook through. Once the chicken cooked through, I added the honey sesame sauce over the pan and let the veggies and chicken soak in it for about 2-3 min.
Once cooked, I measured 1/2 cup cooked rice per container and then eyeballed the chicken and veggies.
Meal #2: Ground Turkey Taco Bowls
Ground turkey is a leaner alternative to ground beef, and I’ll be honest, I am not a fan of left over ground beef.
Here is what you will need:
- 1 lb ground turkey
- Taco seasoning
- 2 cups brown rice (cooked)
- Grape tomatoes (1 container), chopped
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeño, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 lime
- Can of black beans
- Can of corn
The rice was already made once I got to this meal. I made 5 cups ahead of time to split, so I began by making a simple pico de gallo salsa by combining the chopped tomatoes, onion and jalapeño (I de-seeded ours). I then pressed the garlic cloves, added a small amount of salt and pepper and the juice of one lime.
I then quickly fried up 1 lb ground turkey and added about 1/3 of the taco seasoning in the packet (I save the rest by placing it in a zip-loc bag). As the meat was frying I opened the canned corn and beans and rinsed them off.
Once the meat was cooked, I portioned out enough for 4 meals.
You guys, these meals are so simple! Even with stopping to take pictures, it took me less than 2 hours to cook and prep these meals. I know you have the time available in your calendar and hope you find these meals not only helpful to your weekly prep, but delicious too!
Wishing the warmest blessings to you,