Tag Archives: gluten free meals

Chimichurri

Chimichurri – added flavor you can feel good about
a bunch of cilantro
a bunch of parsley
2 cloves of garlic (or WAY more if you’re my husband)
olive oil

FEB_2214

Blend together in a food processor and TADA – so much flavor to brighten up any dish. We love to marinade our chicken in this and save half the mixture to pour on top when it comes off the grill. This also makes a kicks dressing for salads, potatoes, or cauliflower rice.

Be creative. What would you put this on?

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Crockpot Chicken Soup

Pull out your crockpot because this is the EASIEST meal. So full of flavor and #whole30 approved if you skip the rice. PLUS, it was the best meal for being sick.

FEB_2284

I used a 6 lb chicken instead of 3 and have half the meat leftover for dinners this week. Tacos? Chicken salad? Whatever suits your fancy.

4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb carrots, diced
2 onions, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
1 3-pound whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
4-6 cups water
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried oregano and 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more for salting the chicken and more to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup uncooked brown rice
i bag spinach

Directions
Place garlic, carrots, onion, and celery into the insert of your slow cooker.
Pat chicken dry and season generously with sea salt, then add the chicken into the slow cooker.
Add in the water, dill, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
Set on low for 8 hours.
Add rice and spinach one hour before eating.
Once done, discard the bay leaf and remove the chicken to shred. Discard the skin and bones.
Place chicken back into the slow cooker. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

Easy dinner

Eating healthy doesn’t  have to be complicated. Here are some simple ideas for your weekend to get you started on a healthy week, because I love keeping it simple, full of color, and inexpensive. I love serving up big plates with a variety so everyone finds something they love and there’s no hate towards healthy eating. Beautiful, flavorful, and meats your 21 day fix meal plan.

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Grilled chicken
Broccoli (1/2 grilled with salt & pepper, 1/2 steamed for the kids)
Steamed corn (freezer section at Aldi, no sugar or salt added and so yummy, just pop in the microwave-easy peasy)JAN_5872.JPGTomato, cucumber Salad (tomato, cucumber, feta, fresh basil,  kalamata olives. & balsamic oil)

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