New Year Time Saver
By Lindsey House, RD LD Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise
Do you find cooking tedious and dread the clean up? Most individuals have a hard time justifying the time it takes to prep and clean up for one little meal. Knowing that time is precious in our hectic lifestyle, it is important to use it wisely when preparing meals. Here are some quick ideas to start your new year off fresh and minimize your time in the kitchen!
Time Saver Idea: One Chicken Yields 3 Different Meals
Take a frozen bag of chicken and put it in a pot to boil, let chicken boil for 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Drain chicken and tear apart pieces with a fork. You will be left with a nice size bowl of shredded chicken. Separate the chicken into three equal portions. Each portion will be used for one of the three meal ideas: Chicken Salad, Asian Lettuce Wraps and Greek Salad. Ready? Here we go!
Lite mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt
Curry powder to taste
Low fat feta cheese
Lite dressing of choice
When all of the recipes are complete, divide food into containers. Plan to use multiple containers and organize portions to fulfill the week's worth of meals and/or planned snacks.