In case you missed it, here is what I made in Round 1!
If I could have thought of a better way to spend our weekend, I don’t think I would have been able to. It consisted of sleeping in, brunch with friends, going to a new church, shopping at the mall, and of course, some more food prep for when the baby arrives. I spent another 3 hours in the kitchen on Saturday, and was able to get 4 different things all ready to rock for when the baby decides to make his or her appearance, totally 7 different items when added to everything I made the week before.
Here is what I picked this week:
I haven’t done a heck of a lot dinner food prep, so I thought I should probably get one meal in the freezer. You will be seeing a very big trend in the meals I picked – they are all from Lindsay (pretty much like last week). She cooks healthy, but everything tastes good as well. The last thing I want to do is eat a bunch of crap while I am recovering from labor and trying to get used to a new schedule. The Lean Green Bean recipes are perfect for what I am looking for.
The cilantro lime chicken isn’t cooked yet. I’ll have to put it in the crockpot when we are ready to eat it, but it is 100% ready to go when we get to that point. All I need to do is defrost it, and then place it in the crockpot for a few hours. I placed everything in a gallon bag, and then froze it on its side.
I didn’t end up getting a photo of this one, but I will say it looks exactly the same as the quinoa breakfast bars I made last week. I actually had one of the apple cinnamon bars for breakfast yesterday on the way to church, and it was wonderful. I topped it with a banana and a little bit of peanut butter, and I was set for a few hours. I am excited to have these as a part of the food rotation
The original recipe called to place this in a bread pan, but muffins are just so much easier to eat on the go, so I went with the tiny variety. Instead of cooking them for 45 minutes, I put them in the oven for 25 minutes, and they were perfect.
Little known fact – it is very difficult to find cranberries right now – fresh or frozen. I looked high and low at our local Publix, and was completely stumped. Rather than cranberries, I went ahead with the strawberries and blueberries to round this one out, and I am glad I did. The flavors are absolutely awesome and really compliment each other well with the sweet potato and the cottage cheese. I highly recommend this recipe!