Back to normal this week after Halloween and the huge sugar crash! Sunday I am utilizing my slow cooker to come home to a family favorite after a chilly afternoon on the soccer field – slow cooker short rib sliders. The rest of the week is healthy meals that can all be made ahead or made in slow cooker for busy weeknight activities.
Have a great week
Day 1: Beer Braised Short Rib Sliders & Salads or Simple Roasted Carrots
Day 2: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Orzo
Note this is not my recipe but I have made it numerous times and it is great! I am adding 3/4 of a cup of orzo to the pot for the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Note 11/4: Adding orzo to the pot works! If you want to cook on low you need 6 hours.
Day 3: Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls or Lettuce Cups
Notes: This is not my recipe either but a favorite. I do not take the time to boil the sauce first and this still turns out well. I may try this in my slow cooker. And I am going to swap the carrots for zucchini or cauliflower.
Day 4: Meatless Meal:Quinoa Black Bean Bake
Note: This is a new meatless meal we are trying. I may adjust a little.
Update 11/4: I made some minor adjustments email me if you would like them. The verdict was they liked the flavors but not the texture of the quinoa this way. I was asked to try with rice instead – which I am going to since it is a good one pan meatless dish. I served with avocado and some sour cream.
Baking 1: Nut Free Chunky Cinnamon Granola
Note: Going to replace the apple sauce with pumpkin and add some extra spices for a fall twist)
Baking 2: Healthy Apple Cauliflower Scones