Last week when I was looking in my pantry I realized that I had a Lemon Infused Olive Oil that I haven’t used. I decided that lemon and chicken go very nicely and voila, my meal this week was inspired! After I plan on my protein I think of a vegetable and carb that would pair nicely with it. I decided roasted potatoes and green beans would be a nice pairing!
For the potatoes:
I diced up 3 Large Russet Potatoes- only $0.49 each at TJs! Be careful when dicing, I totally sliced my finger (not a big slice, but I needed a band-aid haha).
Threw them in a bowl and mixed them up with some of this Garlic Infused Olive Oil and salt and pepper.
Stuck them in the oven at 350 for probably an hour or so (I always do all the roasting in the beginning of meal prep and check on it periodically, so I’m never fully sure of the time).
They came out SO delicious!
For the chicken I cut up the TJs chicken breast (such a great deal for all that chicken) and the other half of the onion that I didn’t use for my egg muffins:
I cooked it up with the Lemon Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Dill, Salt and Pepper.
In another pan I cooked the Frozen Green Beans with the Lemon Oil, Lemon Juice, and a can of chopped up artichoke hearts.
And dinner is served:
While dishing this out I realized that I made way too much food and decided to make it into 6 meals instead of 5. I actually have to babysit next Saturday night, so I will just bring a meal with me. It’s so delicious that I don’t think I will be sick of it!
Some other prepped items:
Spinach and onion egg muffins, roasted Brussel sprouts, roasted broccoli.
2 lbs. of strawberries chopped up for snacks and desserts.
Sweet Potatoes for lunch.
Salads for Lunch: White Cannelini Beans, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Beets, TJs Veggie 8 Mix, TJs grilled chicken and slivered almonds because NONE of the avocados at TJs were ripe so I figured the crunch of the almonds would be yummy plus it’s a nice fat to have in the salad!
After my meal prep I cleaned up the kitchen as usual and I grabbed one of the stove top grates to clean and didn’t realize it was still hot, and ouch, big burn across my right hand.
Hence my title, be kind to your hands when meal prepping. Sorry hands 😦