Twelve days in and I have already lost my desire to be creative in the kitchen. This time around I have a lot more going on in my work life, so this week I have to put kitchen creativity low on my priority list. I still want to make delicious, compliant meals but I think there will be little pomp and circumstance surrounding them.
This week I’m not trying any new recipes and I actually picked up some convenience food at Costco and Trader Joe’s yesterday, including: chicken sausages, pre packed microwave in bag green beans, pre-chopped kale, and frozen turkey burgers. All will be yummy yet will require very little brain power. Plus, I’m calling in the big convenience guns and doing breakfast for dinner one night.
Sunday meals are going to be slapdash. Garrett isn’t around so I’m sort of slapping together leftovers and doing food prep today. Nothing exciting, but definitely sustaining.
Breakfast: will be the same all week. Beef + Spinach Egg Casserole. The recipe will be on the blog this week!
Lunch: Cinnamon Beef Stew This is a total repeat and I don’t even care. It’s awesome, I made a batch this morning and it will work for lunch for two days. Score!
Dinner: Paleo Krabby Patties with homemade tartar sauce, salad and roasted golden beets.
Lunch:Cinnamon Beef Stew
Dinner: Breakfast for dinner
Lunch: Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers I really enjoyed these last week so I made another batch for lunches this week.
Dinner: Trader Joe’s Turkey Burgers with Zucchini + Sweet Potato Fries
Lunch: Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers
Dinner: Paleo Chicken Piccata + Salad +Steamed Green Beans with ghee
Lunch: Chicken Sausage over Spaghetti Squash topped with roasted kale. (This is my new fave comfort food. Sounds plain, tastes delicious.)
Dinner: Taco Salad. Convenience or not, I must have my taco salad. 🙂
We are going to be gone at an all day event on Saturday so I have not planned this day at all. I’ll probably figure it out as we go. Have any suggestions for portable food that is compliant? Let me know!
I’ll post a new menu on Sunday!
So Hey — Let’s Talk About Homework
I want to see your grocery haul, folks! Where do you go? What do you buy? What are your time savers in the kitchen? What convenience foods are helping you get through this? Show me, show me, show me! And tag your photos with #hwisc for next week’s roundup.
Have a great week everyone!
Last week’s cauliflower recipes got me pretty excited but I have to admit I’m pretty low-energy in the kitchen these days too. Busy Q1!
Agree! Have slowed down on my food photos for that very same reason… and I’m having a ton of leftovers, since my husband is not doing this with me for all my meals. Did not do a cook-up today, but have a lot in the freezer and will most likely do it during the week.
I haven’t been trying a lot of new things either, just staples of ground meat and sauteed veggies. A few soups here and there. Thanks for featuring one of my instagram’s in the last post! 🙂
By the way, I found out after the fact that my Texas Roadhouse steak was sizzled in butter, and I’m pretty sure the seasoning they used had msg in it. My stomach felt weird after eating there, which clued me in. I checked on the Whole 30 forums, did a google search, and was filled with horror. Looks like I’m starting day 1 again tomorrow…. 🙁
What brand chicken sausage do you buy that is Whole 30 compliant?? I’m finding them very elusive!
thanks for the link to the crock pot peppers. I oven baked them but followed the same recipe and just baked them for an hour at 350 and omitted the water and they are delicious!
I would also love to know what sausage you’re buying, plus the turkey burgers! And are the burgers really good, or are they dry and need to be dressed up with avocado (not that I have trouble eating avos!).
I’m traveling for 6 days next week and would love to know what you/your readers suggest for staying on point while on the road.
Ok, so the turkey burgers are from Trader Joe’s and the only ingredients are turkey, rosemary and salt. Not the most amazing thing ever, but SUPAH convenient. The sausage I bought from Costco…the brand is “True Story” — never heard of it until the other day but read the ingredients, and they are a go. Also: Delicious!
Awesome!! I see a Costco trip in my weekend-future!
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