I am not the kind of person who enjoys cooking. This is mostly because I usually wait to cook until I am already starving, but that’s beside the point. Last week, I found myself drinking my breakfast shake while making a big pot of chili for lunch and a chicken skillet for dinner at the same time and even though I wasn’t hungry while cooking, I still didn’t enjoy myself. 😉
If I don’t plan out a few meals during the week, I find myself drinking a shake for breakfast, eating a salad for lunch, and having an omelette for dinner. It just works for me, and I don’t really feel the need to eat out unless it’s the weekend. You’d be surprised at just how often I eat these three meals (with snacks in between, of course). Recently, I have been trying to break my routine and add some different flavors to my meals. You’ll notice that most of the meals I make have vegetables hidden in there somewhere…it just makes eating veggies so much easier! Most of my recipe ideas come from Pinterest…or else I find myself taking a screenshot of someone’s recipe on Instagram Stories. Do you do that too?!
Here’s a look at what I’ve been cooking lately:
– Turkey Chili –
This is one of my favorite recipes, and it comes together quickly. This is key for me. 🙂 I prefer ground turkey to ground meat, and while there aren’t a ton of ingredients, there are enough to be flavorful and tasty. Plus a warm lunch is just better than a salad sometimes, am I right?
– Cauliflower Pizza –
Trader Joe’s has all kinds of goodies that you just need to buy, and after making cauliflower pizza from scratch several times, I knew I had to try their frozen variety. It’s put together with minimal ingredients, which I appreciate, and it’s MUCH faster than making the dough from scratch. I made a half pepperoni, half buffalo chicken pizza last week. Hit the spot!
– Mexican Chicken Cauliflower Rice Skillet –
Keeping with the theme…if I buy cauliflower rice, I usually buy it in the produce section. However, I’ve had a frozen bag in my freezer for way too long and after checking out the ingredients in this recipe, I knew I could put this together if I just ran to the store and got chicken! I think rubbing the chicken breasts with taco seasoning before cooking really made a difference. This tasted good on its own or with a side of tortilla chips. Added bonus: there were plenty of leftovers, even after sharing with Joe!
– Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash –
The bacon garlic spaghetti squash recipe is actually a paleo recipe I found on Pinterest, and although it contained some different ingredients, the list was still short enough that I could justify making it. 😉 I’ve rarely cooked with coconut milk, but it was part of the sauce in this recipe and I think it was supposed to remind me of Alfredo sauce. While I can’t say that it was really like creamy Alfredo sauce, Joe ate this with no complaints and he doesn’t even know what Paleo means so I think that’s a win. 😉
And just for fun, I recently found Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios at the grocery store and didn’t think twice before tossing them in my cart. I was so obsessed with peanut butter Cheerios before they discontinued the flavor a few years ago! I wasn’t sure if I’d just pick all the peanut butter circles out of this mix or completely dislike the chocolate (because I don’t really like chocolate Cheerios on their own), but I’m happy to report the combination is a good one and it makes a great afternoon snack!
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