Saturday, April 6, 2013


We will be having chicken or beef whichever you choose, roasted vegetables, and a grain.  I like to roast all the veggies on big cookie sheets with olive oil, salt and pepper.  While they are roasting, make a big pot of either brown rice, barley, or quinoa.  I will use my rice cooker.  Cook it with some chicken broth or a bouillon cube for extra flavor if you'd like.  When it has cooled a little, transfer dinner portions into either ziplock baggies or plastic containers and freeze them all.  While the veggies are roasting and the rice is cooking, prepare your chicken, beef, or both.  I usually put olive oil, salt and pepper and bake them.  When all three things are done, you can line up plastic containers or ziplock bags and divide the food into them.  Every night just open a container or a bag and heat it all up on the stove in a big pan with a little olive oil.  It is really good.  Of course you can just make these dinners every night fresh if you want.  I promise that when you cook it all in an afternoon and freeze the meals, they taste like you just made them.  I know Dominick will want chicken a couple of nights in a row then maybe beef for a couple of days too.  I might do a store bought chicken if we run out of food.  Oh, I almost forgot!  When you heat up your meal, add teriyaki sauce, or bbq sauce, or any other seasonings you like so the meal tastes different and delicious for your husband.  :)

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for healthy, low-cal, delicious recipes that you might be able to incorporate into your plan. See links below.

    Pasta Fagiole soup - leave the pasta out til very end, add a little for those not on plan.

    Thai shrimp salad - I bet this would work for with chicken. Add noodles for those not on plan.

    Easy chicken quinoa salad

    Vegetarian barley toss - you could easily add leftover, shredded chicken or chopped pieces of beef. Very filling & tasty!