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Cook Once, But Get Several DIFFERENT Meals!

Cook Once, But Get Several DIFFERENT Meals!

Just when I think I’ve got a handle on our schedule…up comes PTA meetings and the youngest one’s swimming classes!  Whoa!

So here’s what made the menu this week to easy the stress!

Layered Frittata
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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
½ cup sliced olives
½ pound spinach, kale or bok choy
6 tomatoes, sliced
12 eggs, beaten with 1 teaspoon salt
½ cup shredded provolone

Preheat oven to 400degrees. Warm 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion, salt and pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes. Stir in olives and transfer to bowl.

Add spinach, salt and pepper to pan. Cook 2-4minutes. Transfer to a separate bowl.

Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to pan. Cook 2-3minutes.

Spread tomatoes across bottom of pan. Pour 1/3 of egg mixture into pan. Cook 1-2minutes.

Top with spinach and cheese. Pour ½ of remaining egg mixture on top. Cook 2-3minutes.

Spread olive and onion mixture over top. Pour remaining eggs over mixture. Cook 2-3minutes.

Transfer to over 10-15 minutes.

Bonus Meal 2:
This doubled as a quick and healthy breakfast all week!  Just heat and go!

Sugar and Spiced Chicken
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Brine:
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup maple sugar
1/4 cup black peppercorns
1/2 tablespoon ground cloves
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ground sage

Chicken:
6-7 pounds cut up organic chicken
3 medium onions, roughly chopped
2 big carrots, roughly chopped
3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
2 tablespoon thyme

Sunday Prep:
– place chicken in a large ziplock bag.
– fill bag with enough water to cover chicken.
– add brine ingredients and shake (over sink in case bag isn’t completely sealed! ;)) to combine.
– cut up all veggies and thyme and place in another bag or container.

Day of cooking:
– preheat oven to 400 degrees
– drain chicken
– place chicken and veggies in a large roasting pan
– add 1 cup water to pan
– roast for 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes or till chicken registers 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.

Serve with a spinach salad!

Bonus Meal 2:
I then used the leftovers (chicken and veggies), as the base to a chicken soup.

Leftover Chicken Soup
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Shred chicken
Rice spaghetti (broken into pieces)
6-8 cups Chicken stock

Combine shredded chicken, rice spaghetti and chicken stock.  Bring to a low boil and continue till spaghetti is cooked through.

This makes a yummy, healthy and quick soup in under 20 minutes!!!!  And tastes different than the meal the night (or 2 nights) prior!

Meals That Do Double Duty

Meals That Do Double Duty

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Meal Planning 101 in 6 Easy Steps

Meal Planning 101 in 6 Easy Steps

You can give a man a fish or you can teach a man to fish.  My concept has always been more of teacher and coach.  I want you to learn how to apply what you’re learning here in your own life. So today, not only will you get yummy recipes for your meal planning, butContinue Reading

Easy Meal Plan for the Busy Woman

Easy Meal Plan for the Busy Woman

Have no time to cook?  Then this is the meal plan for you!  (A current client used this same EXACT meal plan for 2 weeks and lost 2 pounds and 2 inches from her waist!) Work, cleaning, caring for the kiddos, self-care, exercise….there are so many things pulling at us throughout the week and dayContinue Reading

Hot and Cold Balsamic Veggie Salad

Hot and Cold Balsamic Veggie Salad

Meet my little friend. Ok, that was a really bad Scarface impression, but as a busy working mom to 3 little kids, I need tools in my kitchen that will help me get healthy meals on the table fast during the week.  One such tool for me, is my oven.  Chop, season and bake, allowsContinue Reading

I Hate “Health” Thanksgiving

I Hate “Health” Thanksgiving

I Hate “Healthy” Thanksgiving Thanksgiving for me is full of memories.  Memories of watching the Macy’s Day Parade.  Memories of hearing my mom put the turkey in the oven and family chats.  Memories of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, friends sitting around a table and sharing a meal.  Memories of the wonderful smells that madeContinue Reading

Fall Salad

Fall Salad

Fall Salad I love a packed salad.  My problem with most salads is that they leave me wanting more an hour later.  This salad, which makes the most of fall flavors, will keep you feeling full without wanting more. Ingredients: 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped 4 ribs of celery, chopped 2 sweet potatoes, dicedContinue Reading

Vegetable Tomato Soup

Vegetable Tomato Soup

Tomato Veggie Soup My husband likes his with grilled cheese.  The girls like theirs with crackers, rice or pasta.  Mine?  I like mine pure and simple.  The benefit of this soup is that it has something to please everyone.  AND its packed full of veggies! Ingredients: 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4Continue Reading

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes These are the perfect fall meal.  For breakfast or for dinner, these are yummy….and my whole family ate them up!  They’re moist and filling and not overly sweet.  And if your family is anything like mine, they’ll love having breakfast for dinner. Ingredients: 1.5 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup quinoa flour 1Continue Reading

Mango Chicken Wraps…A little sweet, a little spicy!

Mango Chicken Wraps…A little sweet, a little spicy!

A little sweet, a little spicy!  To appease my kiddos, I serve it to them separately on a plate (my kids are not fans of their food all combined together!)  And the extra components (chicken veggies and mango, make for a wonderful salad served over greens for lunch the next day!) Mango Chicken Wraps Ingredients:Continue Reading