I like seeing what other people make ... It gives me some good ideas! So I've decided to share a few things we've been having around here lately and a few things from the holidays too!
Random Eats Lately
This year we hosted both of our families for Christmas so I had lots of fun baking and cooking for a big group! New Years weekend we celebrated with B's family and I baked up this egg bake for breakfast on Sunday.
I also made cinnamon rolls from scratch. I LOVE making these and seriously they are always SO GOOD!! HERE is the recipe I used (and halved the recipe)
I also made this butter braid I had on hand - all you do is set it out overnight to let it thaw and raise then bake in the morning. It even come with frosting and there was blueberry and cream cheese in the inside. So good! I had prepped a bunch of hard-boiled eggs to add some protein too.
Oats has been a go to this week for me because it's freaking COLD outside and because it's really easy and keeps me full.
1/3 cup oats
boil in microwave with water for about 3 minutes watching carefully so it doesn't boil over
Stir and add some protein: protein powder/chocolate recovery, some collagen and some hard boiled egg whites. I just break up about four and add them in. My other favorite toppings include peanut butter, almond butter, pb2, maple syrup and some additional non dairy milk as needed
I also made this crockpot oatmeal when we had company. Was really good and easy, but didn't really reheat well. And it makes a HUGE batch! (makes your house smell really good too!)
I made "pinwheels" for our Bison Football gathering yesterday and then this morning made more to have on hand for the week for lunches. These are super easy and you can use whatever you have on hand. I did some with cheese and some without.
Spread a tortilla with cream cheese or hummus, add some veggie (green chiles are good to add!) and add some protein, roll up and slice!
A bit of a snack plate for a light lunch/snack. Some zucchini noodles covered in tumeric, nutritional yeast and ghee. Some leftover veggie from a veggie tray from christmas and some hard-boiled eggs and don't forget the ranch for dipping!
This past week I made a huge crockpot full of shredded chicken. Just add a few chicken breasts to a crockpot and season with your favorites. Pour some chicken broth in there and turn on high for about 4 hours or until shreddable. I used it to top this Thai Peanut Salad and that recipe is a DEFINITE keeper and will happily make that dressing again! You can find the recipe for the dressing I used HERE
The rest of the chicken got used up by making these chicken tender. Cut up your chicken breast, dip in melted butter and then dip in a bowl that has all your favorite seasonings in it. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Serve with a veggie and a carb and your meal is complete.
Breakfast for dinner is common place here! English muffins with egg, ham, GoVeggie Cheese and we are still eating veggies and dip from the holidays.
Utitilzed all the roast I made last week by throwing it on a tortilla with some cheese, peppers and onions!
Here is the roast I made. The batch was huge! I added the roast to the crockpot and added pepper, garlic, can of green chiles and some beef broth and cooked on low for 8-10 hours.
English muffin pizzas are so good. Seriously and I like using up our leftovers in this way! Simply bake the muffs for about 5 minutes at 400 degrees. Add some marinara, toppings of choice and cheese and put back in the oven for about 2 minutes on the high broil setting. Boom. DONE.
Flashback to another version of chicken nugs. This time i Dipped the cut up chicken in a bowl that had a scrambled egg in it then rolled the chicken in some crunched up fritos that needed to get used up! Bake at 400 for about 18-23 minutes until chicken juices are clear. Eat up! What creative combos could you come up with for your breading?
These amazeballs are always a hit around here! This time for my mix ins I used pretzels, dark chocolate chips and mini m&ms - also I used a bit less oats, double the Shakeology and more peanut butter. You can find the basic recipe HERE
I ALWAYS need a sweet snack for at night! Lately it has been some sweets from the holidays that we still have...
christmas crack popcorn
kettle corn with the dark chocolate drizzle (thank you santa!)
OR the amazeballs I posted about!
What are your eats from the week?
Have you tried any of the above things?
What would you like to try?
Anything delish planned for this week?
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