Meal prep is the nice. You open the fridge and find the ones little presents you left for yourself: pre-chopped greens, jars of sauces, freezer food which can be prepared for the instant Pot, and your little Tupperwares of soup which can be geared up for a fast warmness-up for lunch.
So yes, meal prep is the fine.
….till it's far the weekend.
and you want to do meal prep. And Saturday goes by, after which Sunday, and are available ON you’re just trying to relax and stay your existence a bit bit, do you really need to spend hours and hours prepping stuff for the week?
and then the weekend is over, and you open the fridge and realise that living your quality existence on the weekend equals empty fridge shelves on Monday. that's unhappy.
each Friday for the subsequent 6 weeks, I’m going to pop a quick – and i imply QUICKITY brief – 15 minute meal prep recipe onto your monitors.
I’m calling it 15 Minute Meal Prep – as in recipes that really best require 15 minutes of arms-on time and may be finished even as preserving 99.nine% of your relaxing weekend time. those are the meal prep recipes I truely make in my “actual existence” – the one with a brand new toddler and a halfway-clean house and a tiny bit of sleep deprivation and a dog who gained’t pacing the house and howling for dinner at 4:30pm.
And yes, considering the fact that we’re inside the center of Sugar unfastened January, they may be nutritious and sugar free and definitely, absolutely, you won’t even notice because YUM.
First 15 Minute Meal Prep recipe: Creole fowl and Sausage. It’s someplace in the community of thick soup / stew consistency and loaded with wealthy, peppery flavor from the andouille sausage, bell peppers, and Creole seasoning which I’m commonly able to find inside the spice segment of maximum grocery shops.
INSTANT POT CREOLE CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
Creole Chicken and Sausage – Meal Prep Style! Shredded chicken, andouille sausage, creole seasoning, a rich tomato sauce, veggies, and rice. Cooked in the Instant Pot or slow cooker!
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 12–16 ounces Andouille sausage, sliced
- 1 14-ounce can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
- 2–3 tablespoons tomato paste (optional – it makes it thicker)
- 2 green or red bell peppers, chopped
- half an onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
- 1–2 teaspoons salt, if your Creole seasoning doesn’t have any
- serve with – rice, cheese, cilantro, green onions, hot sauce, sour cream, etc.
Prep all your ingredients.
- Cook everything together in an Instant Pot for about 8 minutes. (Freezer times listed below.)
- Shred chicken directly in the pot. Taste and adjust, and serve over rice topped with anything your fancy lil heart desires.