Y'all, I am so excited about my new meal prep containers from MacroStacks. I went off the breakfast & lunch meal plan at my office in hopes of eating healthier and less throughout the day... plus I'll get to prepare more food for SDE to share with all of you! I think the key to me actually planning out meals for work and bringing them with me is ease to use, put in the fridge without taking up too much space, and easy to clean - these containers are perfect! I reached out to some friends for input on what they'd like to see in my first meal prep post and the majority gave me feedback that it would be great to get some inspiration on a yummy lunch for people on the go who have no access to a microwave or to heat their food while on the go. I loved this idea because for any of you packing for a busy day on the go or for your kids' lunch you can't always meal prep chicken & veggies and such combos. Now that I will be packing my own lunches for work I'll be doing meal prep posts more often and would love for you to comment what you'd like to see in a meal prep post (hot or cold) to inspire me for future weeks!
Why are sliders so much more fun to eat than a regular sandwich? Maybe because they're mini and everything's cuter mini, or maybe because I get to eat 3 not just 1. Not really sure, but I know I can't get enough of them and can't wait to make many more combinations. These pulled pork with toasted buns & coleslaw were the absolute bomb.com. I made them up for dinner but these would be a perfect appetizer to put out on game day or a party tray as well! I also love that the slow cooker does most of the work on this one so it's a fairly effortless but totally tasty dish... but don't worry, if you don't have time to slow cook and just want to put some sliders together I'll give you the short cut!
Hi y'all, happy Friday! This wrap is a recipe inspired from a clean eating book I read a long time ago, it quickly became a favorite healthy quick meal and is one I totally depended on in college. I figured it was about time I share with you, because who doesn't love a meal that's super tasty, inexpensive, beginner level, and healthy?! The grilled chicken, healthy thai peanut sauce, and crunch of the slaw compliment each other so well, and another bonus? The chicken and sauce are all made in one pan so minimal kitchen clean up to deal with. With that being said, let's get to it!
Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share this recipe with you as it's one of my very favorite things that can be made in just a few minutes! Seriously, I had this ready to eat within 10 minutes of starting ... and it is SO good. The combination of the blackberry jam, brie, and spinach just works so well. Now don't get me wrong, I love a traditional grilled cheese sandwich as much as the next person, but it is fun to get a little creative and step it up a notch every now and then!
I have to admit, after all the good food I enjoyed over MDW it is time for a good healthy week this week. But all the deliciousness was so worth it, including these amazing beer infused burgers. It doesn't take much beer, but it makes them so tender and so good!!! Also, it gives you a reason to crack open a beer to accompany you by the grill. You can totally top them however you want, and use any kind of bread you desire (this fresh from the bakery brioche was pretty darn perfect) ... so I'll just walk you through how to season & cook the meat and let you get creative with how you serve it up!
Alright, so I'm a day late posting this but yesterday was national grilled cheese day and since I had no idea what I wanted to make for dinner I figured it would be a good night to try out a version of the cauliflower bread grilled cheese I started to see trending on Pinterest. I'd been curious to see how it would come out texture / taste wise. First thing I'll tell you right now is that it doesn't come out tasting like your normal bread, nor is it as sturdy. BUT on a positive note it tasted pretty darn good. I ended up eating it with a fork (even though you can technically pick it up, it's not super sturdy so it got a little crumbly after taking a couple bites). All in all it was interesting to try making and allowed me to feel like I was getting my grilled cheese without the white carbs. Plus, who cares if you need to use a fork? You still get the cheesy goodness and don't feel guilty afterward!
I know there isn't much originality in this post, and I typically prefer crockpot made meat because it's so much more enjoyable knowing you made it, but sometimes it is really nice to have some ideas on hand for a tasty meal you can knock out in a few minutes. Let's be honest, even the best of us don't have time to make a great meal every single night! These required almost zero effort on my part, and the guys I was serving loved them. Best part? I enjoyed them too and got to spend the majority of my night watching football and relaxing with them while still filling everyone up!
Coming from Texas I can be pretty picky about my BBQ, especially brisket. I had never tried this Jack Daniels Beef Brisket, which you can find at the grocery store in the pre packaged meat area of the butcher, but last night was feeling a little lazy and really wanted BBQ. I decided to give it a go and make sandwiches with it and they were so delicious!!! I was really impressed with the tenderness and taste of the brisket for being a pre packaged BBQ meat. This recipe is super quick and easy and a great alternative to your go to burger or deli sandwich option. I will most definitely be making these again! I only made 2 sandwiches this time, but I would say you could easily make 4 with the amount of brisket in the package!
A little craft cocktail bar I love used to serve a brie grilled cheese which I loved - unfortunately they removed it from the menu so I decided I'd make my own and it turned out delicious - you definitely need to be a brie fan, but if you are you will love this sandwich!
Lettuce wraps are great for a healthier or lighter meal. They're easy to make, fun because everyone can make their own, and leave you feeling less guilt than other alternatives. I also particularly like them because you can match just about any meat or sauce in a lettuce wrap that wouldn't always taste good in a taco shell / bread bun / pasta / etc...
I made the shrimp tempura shrimp and then tossed in the sauce for the above meal, which was delicious, but you could easily just saute fresh shrimp in the kung pao sauce for an even healthier alternative to this meal. The below recipe is for about 1 pound of shrimp which will make lettuce wraps for 2-3 people. This recipe is easy to double or play with the quantity for a larger group! Also as you see pictured above, I served these with a few pot stickers as a side which was a great combo!