First on my meal prep list, I started with my Crock Pot Greek Shredded Chicken:
I threw frozen chicken into my Crock Pot with approximately 3/4 cup of low fat chicken broth and a generous sprinkling of Cavender's Greek Seasoning.
Once the chicken was in the Crock Pot, I began the side dish prep. I decided on pearled couscous and roasted asparagus. The couscous was a little higher in points than I had wanted (1/4 cup=4 points) but the asparagus is free!
|Asparagus roasting in the oven|
After four and a half hours, the chicken was shredded and portions were put into containers. I gave myself 3 oz of chicken, 1/4 cup couscous and asparagus for a total of 7 points each. My husband got two containers with 6 oz of chicken, 1 cup of couscous and asparagus!
|Greek Shredded Chicken with couscous and asparagus|
Then, took a break from meal prep to attend one of my best friend's baby shower!! I made sure to LOAD UP on veggies and just take a small portion of lo mein and meat! (posted in my other page, which you can find here.) I steered clear of the amazing desserts and drank my water!
After getting back from the shower, I knew it was time to finish my meal prep. My hubby and I decided to make Emily Bites' Sausage Tortellini Skillet! (It is a favorite in our house!) I will post several steps below!
The supplies: I make several modifications to her amazing recipe! I use vodka sauce instead of tomato sauce and I add extra veggies. Also, instead of cheese tortellini, I use Buitoni Herb Chicken Tortellini!!!
First, I chop up the vegetables!
Once the veggies are chopped, I throw the meat (without the casings) into the pan and to brown it.
After a few minutes, I add the veggies to the pan and let it cook for 8 minutes!
Next, I add the tortellini and the sauce and a little water. Simmer the mixture for approximately 8 minutes (enough to let the tortellini cook).
Top with cheese and ENJOY!!!
I got 7 servings out of the tortellini skillet. I made two double servings for my husband (he works out REALLY HARD and it requires more calories than I like to eat) and I made five single servings for myself. I am calling each serving 9 points.
I cannot wait for this week!