Cook Once, Eat All Week: Plan Ahead and Stay Healthy!

Cook Once Eat All Week Plan Ahead and Stay Healthy

Cook Once, Eat All Week: Plan Ahead and Stay Healthy! By: Kaitlin Krull If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen...after the first day! via Modernize   Everyone knows that preparing and cooking meals in advance saves time and effort in the long run, but did you know that it can also help you stay healthy? Here are some of the best, healthiest reasons to cook all … [Read more...]

Hoison Chicken Tenders

hoison chicken tenders

How to get a picky eater to eat!  What picky eater doesn't like a chicken tender?  Hoison is a sweet Asian BBQ type sauce.  Save any extra for dipping. Ingredients- 16-18 chicken tenders 1/2 C Hoison Sauce (found on the Asian food isle) 3 T honey 4 T minced garlic 1 T sesame seeds 1 t dried ginger To Assemble- Add all ingredients to a large zipper bag. Zip to seal … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil

shrimp boil

Shrimp Boil in the Crock Pot! Who says you can't have party food on a Monday?  A shrimp boil doesn't have to be time consuming.  Let your slow cooker do the work for you. Ingredients for prep: 1 lb smoked sausage (I use nitrite free) 1 1/2 oz crab boil seasoning (or one bag) 1 1/2 T Old Bay Seasoning (less for milder flavor) 2 1/2 lbs small new potatoes 6-8 mini frozen … [Read more...]

Easy holiday sweet potatoes

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It does not get much easier than this.  Sweet potatoes with no boiling or peeling required!   Wash your potatoes and toss in the slow cooker for 3-6 hours.  The more potatoes, the longer they need to cook.  They are ready when fork tender and mash-able. Remove from slow cooker and (while still hot) peel with a fork!  Yes, a FORK!     The … [Read more...]

How much does it really cost?

sprouts receipt

Meal Planning with 5 dinners in 1 hour really does save me money. Numbers don't lie. I shopped at Sprouts Farmers Market which is almost like a Whole Foods but not quite as expensive. Nothing I bought was on sale which was a bummer but it really didn't make that much of a difference. I mean 5 dinners for 4 people (adult people…I have teens…..they eat a lot) for only $58.66 that is only $11.73 per … [Read more...]