#sundaysetup : cooking moist chicken and more meal prepping basics

Sunday is just around the corner, friends! While I’m not wishing your weekend away, I’m here to throw you some inspiration for #sundaysetup before your Monday rolls around. 

Whether you prep just one item or five recipes, consider it your own personal food experiment. If you make too much? Oh well, you’ll know what to adjust for next week. If you don’t like something? Remember it’s not your skills but quite possibly the recipe. Put your curiosity to task and see what works for you.

Here’s the #sundaysetup line-up for January 17:

1. If you do nothing else this week, lock this recipe down for cooked chicken breast. (Jason, this one is for you! No more tasteless boiled chicken!)

pounding a chicken breast

This how-to recipe has given chicken a come-back in my house. Sometimes it’s the simple things we forget to practice. This one is worth rehearsing!

pounding a chicken breast

TIP: Here’s the nutritional facts for 1/2 boneless skinless chicken breast (about 3 oz) made with this method.

Nutritional Information for 1/2 chicken breast

2. Try one of these recipes and prep enough to have it more than once. Don’t worry, you won’t get sick of it, especially if you eat it for one meal out of a day, not three. Hint hint.

Sautéed Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash by Dawn

Sautéed Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash

Nutritional Information for Shrimp and Squash

Sweet Potato Hash with Brussels Sprouts and Kale

Sweet Potato Hash with Brussels Sprouts and Kale | Heather Bursch

Sweet Potato Hash Nutritional Information

Chicken Fried Wild Rice

Chicken Fried Wild Rice Prepped | shemadeitshemight.com | Heather Bursch

Chicken Fried Wild Rice Nutritional Facts

3. Make something that is tried and true. You know what you are drawn to, you know what has worked in the past. Pick one of those things and prep it!

4. Make the pieces to a protein and veggie packed salad. If a salad is prepped I will eat it over any other quick (and not as healthy) option, especially for lunch. You too?

Clean-Eating Cobb Salad by Dawn

And what's a Cobb salad with out hard boiled eggs. If you like them yellow inside, click here for my tips on how to hard boil eggs like these:

How-to hard boil an egg

Here's to hoping you join the team spirit and stay warm in the kitchen this weekend. And if you do, we want to hear about it. Take a photo of something you prep and share it on Instagram and etc. Hashtag it #sundaysetup so we can find you and give you virtual high fives! 🙌  

You got this!