Sunday, September 9, 2012

Food Prep Sunday!

Today I was busy attending a Turbo Kick certification and I had so much fun!! I'm a huge Turbo Fire fan and had been eyeing the chance to get certified to teach it in a gym setting. I stepped out of my comfort zone big time and went for it and it was SUCH a blast!! I won't be teaching in a gym any time soon, but I'm looking forward to practicing what I learned today. 

Due to being gone all day, I shifted my prep to yesterday instead.  

It was a productive Saturday for me.  Curtis had to work in the morning so from 8 to Noon, I had a goal to get a lot of things accomplished and I was successful, even while juggling the 2 kiddos.  We made brown bread, turkey meatballs and chopped fruits and veggies.  I have 2 pretty fantastic kitchen helpers!! :)  


On Friday I ended up crocking up the Chicken Taco Chili recipe that you will see below.  I've tried it already and it's hardy, delicious and PERFECT for this Fall weather.  I'm definitely giving into my urges to eat a little (healthy) comfort food! I'm also giving into my crockpot urges! It's just so easy to use.  The chili is perfect by itself, in a wrap, over a potato or with some rice.  Yum!! 

I haven't had a chance to sample the turkey meatballs yet, but if the way my house smelled last night is any indicator of their taste, I'm sure they will be absolutely DIVINE.  I will serve them with rice, a potato or a little rotini pasta. And of course, a giant pile of veggies or a salad.

This link from Punch Fork has me very excited about Fall and using the crockpot for my Sunday prep!!  Aren't those foodie photos pretty? ;)

Here we have celery, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers, 6x Italian Turkey Meatballs, Chicken Taco Chili, a half-eaten loaf of Aunt Tilda's Brown Bread (hey, it goes fast around here!) and 2 chicken breasts that will pair with wraps for lunches. (not pictured: a dozen hard boiled eggs and some cooked rotini pasta) 

We are out of town Friday-Sunday and this is ample to get us through the week.  Breakfasts are oatmeal or egg muffins which I will talk about in another post very soon! My other lunch options are chicken wraps and turkey burgers over salad. 

Now, on a random note, has anyone seen these in the store? I'm seriously IN LOVE with these microwave rice/quinoa packs.  They are all organic and taste phenomenal.  If you can find them in your local grocery, (I found these at Meijer) I highly recommend trying them out for a quick and easy side option.  90 seconds in the microwave and DONE! So awesome!


I will post the recipes tomorrow, but in the meantime, I'll just link you up in case you wanted to try them this week for your food prep.  Enjoy!!

Both recipes are from Skinnytaste  One of my favorite blogs these days!

Italian Turkey Meatballs HERE

Chicken Taco Chili HERE

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!

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