Today my post is going to center around meal prep. I chose to use my honey balsamic chicken thighs with mountain red blend rice and roasted sweet potatoes and beets. This is an awesome meal for this time of year! I love roasted root veggies as the weather gets chilly.
If you’re interested in seeing how I put this meal together please keep reading:
I bought this mountain red blend rice at wegmans and it’s absolutely delicious. I cook it on the stove and it requires minimal cook time which is nice. It’s a blend of red heirloom rices, black quinoa, and green lentils. You know how I love my complex carbs.
Next I focused on the roasting. I went with sweet potatoes and beets this time. Both of which are awesome choices. Beets have so many health benefits and sweet potato is another one of those complex carbs to add to your diet ! I like to put these on a sheet pan with olive oil and sea salt for almost an hour. Check on them to see how they’re doing and move them around periodically. You can also roast carrots, Brussel sprouts, shallots, mushrooms, parsnip, etc.
Next is the chicken. I keep my product in the freezer so I pulled these out yesterday and put them in the fridge to defrost. When I woke up this morning I made my marinade. I could have googled a recipe but instead I just went for it. Got a big mixing bowl out and threw in some lovely aged balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, garlic, and sea salt. Let my chicken marinade in this in the fridge for about 3 hours. When I thought it looked good I popped them in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes and they were exactly where I wanted them to be.
After all my food was cooked and ready to go I popped it into four separate containers and boom! My meals until Sunday.
A lot of people ask me if I get sick of the same thing all week but honestly I really don’t mind. That being said you have to do what’s best for you and it might mean prepping more frequently for more variety. But all in all meal prep is a great way to cut down on time spent in the kitchen, reduce your portion sizes, and keep you focused on what you should be fueling your body with.
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