Not the most quality picture, but this is an important meal prep post so keep reading! This is the one blog post you should definitely bookmark, well besides the main LiveSqueezy page of course. Here are my recipes for the super easy meal prep we all resort to when we don't feel like cooking. First, the classic slow cooker shredded chicken. This chicken can be a little bit tastier with a little cooking fat, chopped onion and garlic, and a few spices. Now you have a ton of plain shredded chicken that you can dress up however you want throughout the week, or throw into the freezer to have ready whenever you need. Ideas for dressing up plain shredded chicken:
For this week's meal prep I simply dressed my shredded chicken with Steve's PaleoChef Peach BBQ sauce since I already had a bottle in the kitchen. The next easiest bulk meal prep recipe to make is this pressure cooker sweet potato mash. If you are someone who likes to meal prep, cook in bulk, or just save time in the kitchen, then the pressure cooker is absolutely worth the investment. Anyways, I have now posted this sweet potato mash recipe way too many times, which is the biggest indicator that it's not only my favorite, but it's also extremely efficient, simple, and delicious. Although I post it a lot, I try to vary it up slightly each time. This week I added some garlic cloves into the mix (I know, huge difference). You can play around with this recipe by adding different spices and cooking fats, or adding coconut milk or unsweetened applesauce at the end. You can also add in other vegetables/squashes, like cauliflower or butternut squash, to roast in with the sweet potatoes as well. Get creative! I like to make a TON of sweet potato mash so I can have some for dinner too if I want. I love to make up my own Sweet Potato Bowl and add almond butter, paleo/gluten free granola/muesli, and blueberries. I have also tried topping it with a couple eggs, shredded coconut, ghee, spinach, and bacon. There are so many possibilities!
Hopefully these ideas help your meal prep get a little easier or different! I know I post a ton of recipes and it might seem overwhelming, so if you are new to meal prep or just hate being in the kitchen, these are some ways to have the basics prepped to get you through your week. As always, feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions. Happy meal prepping!
Pressure Cooker (or slow cooker) Shredded Chicken
Original recipe found here
Super Fast Instant Pot (Garlic) Sweet Potato Mash
*I always use at least 6-7 lbs of sweet potatoes, 2 cups of water, and cook it for 10 minutes.
**I always add at least 1 tsp of salt.
Original recipe found here
Sharing the recipes I prepare to help others eat more real food and begin their journey to a healthier life.