(Freeze half the meatballs and sauce and reheat for a later date)
Place everything into a large bowl and mix well. Very well so that everything is one color.
Line a baking sheet with foil and turn oven to broil setting.
Roll meat into 2 inch balls and place onto pan.
Brown in oven for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are firm and dont fall apart when rolled.
1 16oz can chick peas (if making own hummus)
1 container pre-made hummus
1 24oz greek yogurt
fresh dill (bunch)
1 pack cherry tomatoes
1 jar kalmata olives
1 English cucumber
2 cups orzo pasta (uncooked)
1 head Romain lettuce
1 pack pita bread wheat
(I tbsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic salt, pepper, 1 tsp dried dill)
Chop Romain lettuce and place in bowl.
Slice red onion in half and then into thin slices.
Slice cherry tomatoes in half.
Chop cucumber in half lengthwise and then chop into slices.
Place Romain in bowl then top with all veggies, feta cheese and olives.
Cut pita bread into small bit size triangle pieces.
2 cups greek yogurt
1 lemon squeezed
4 tbsp fresh dill chopped
1 tbsp garlic salt
(2 tsp fresh minced garlic, optional this can be potent)
Serve beef, salad, pita bread, hummus and greek yogurt. Dip pita bread and enjoy salad with an italian dressing.
1 medium whiter yellow onion chopped
3 garlic cloves minced
2 green onions chopped
1 bell pepper diced
2 cups butter nut squash diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1 -15oz can black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp thyme
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 kup chopped kale
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 pinch allspice (if you don’t have that okay, but it adds just a little extra warmth to soup)
1 cup brown rice cooked
1 avocado for topping (if you would like)
In dutch oven drizzle with olive oil and heat. Add in chopped onions and bell peppers and cook until tender. Then add in garlic and green onions and cook another minutes to soften garlic. Add in the squash, black beans, seasonings, coconut milk, stock, allspice and cayenne pepper. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally so it doesn’t burn. Then stir in the kale and simmer another 5-7 minutes until kale is wilted. Serve over brown rice and slice avocado over top for extra creaminess! Enjoy
2 chicken breast diced into 1 inch cubes
1 small yellow onion diced
1 cup uncooked rice
1- 14.5 can diced tomatoes, drained
1- 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups shredded cheese
salt and pepper
2 diced roma tomatoes
diced green onions
Dice chicken into 1 inch cubes. In a saute pan began to saute diced onions. Then add chicken and began to brown drizzle a little olive oil on bottom of pan and add a little salt and pepper. You don’t need to cook clear through but began to brown about 4-6 minutes.
Then push to side of pan and add in uncooked rice. Brown for 2 minute. Don’t SKIP this step. This takes out some of the starch content so you dont end up with mooshy rice.
Add in black beans, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, chili powder and cumin.
Bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Chop veggies for topping options and serve with sour cream and salsa.
When ready to cook take out and place into baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked through. (You don’t need to thaw just throw in and bake! You can also do crock pot but this is best thawed. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4. Serve with green beans and rice for the perfect dinner!
Sesame Chicken drumsticks–
8-10 chicken drumsticks
2 inch piece ginger peeled and grated
4 green onions chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and add in each ingredient. Then seal bag and smoosh until mixed well and evenly distributed. Freeze in baking sheet.
To cook in crockpot thaw and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.
For baking place into baking dish and preheat oven to 400 degrees bake for 45-60 minutes until cooked through. Serve over rice with Asian veggies. Enjoy!
Cilantro lime chicken thighs
6-8 chicken thighs
4 garlic cloves minced
1/4 c. Chopped cilantro
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili flakes
Pinch of salt and pepper
In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Add all ingredients into bag and seal. Mix until well distributed. Remove all air from bag and freeze.
To bake place into oven at 425 degrees 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
In crock pot place thawed chicken and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 6-8 until chicken is cooked through.
Herb chicken thighs
6-8 chicken thighs
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp thyme
1 tsp garlic salt
6-8 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper
In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. In bowl mix all ingredients then pour into bag. Seal and smoosh chicken until seasoning is well distributed. Place into baking sheet and freeze. To cook place into baking dish and bake at 425 degrees for 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked clear through. At 30 mins make sure to pull chicken apart so it cooks evenly.
To make in crockpot thaw and place into crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours until cooked clear through.
Sticky Orange Chicken
1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp grated ginger
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1 tsp salt and pepper
1 tsp sesame seeds
To bake place into baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes. At the 30 min mark make sure to arrange ch Ike. So they cook evenly.
In crockpot thaw and place into cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
2 small zucchini
1 red onion cut into 1 inch piece
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Dice chicken into 1 inch cubes.
Then cut peppers, red onion and zuccinnis into 1 inch pieces.
Then mix olive oil. soy sauce, honey, and garlic in bowl. Pour over chicken and veggies. Let marinade at least 30 minutes.
Soak the skewers so they dont burn.
Place chicken and peppers on skewer and grill on medium heat until chicken is cooked through.
serve with side salad and rice if you would like.
4 Chicken breast
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
2 roma tomatoes
Fresh cilantro 4 tbsp
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
mixed greens (side salad)
1/2 balsamic dressing
1 box couscous
Place chicken into a pan to bake. Preheat oven to 375. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked clear through.
Chop strawberries, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro. Place into a bowl and squeeze a half a lemon over top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper mix well.
For balsamic dressing place into a pan and bring to a boil reduce heat and let slowly boil and stir. Do not leave it will burn to pan and its not fun to clean (i have done a few times) Once it begins to reduce remove from pan and place into a serving bowl.
Make 1 box cous cous
To assemble place chicken onto plate and top with the strawberry mix. Drizzle the balsamic over the top. Serve with a side salad with cucumber, tomatoes and red onion. Drizzle with balsamic YUM!