Instagram Meals Vol. 2

Life is busy, very, very busy. Also, I just typed "lift" instead of life so there's that. ANYWAYS, I've been running around every day of the week lately - I teach at a technical college 2 days a week, for 10 hours each day, and then continue to work my other job. My life is currently run by an excel spreadsheet that consists of lots of blocks of "WORK", some blocks of "GYM", and very few empty hours. That being said, I have been living out of tupperware containers, hence the lack of recipe posts lately! So here is a little glimpse of what has been keeping me fed lately (you can see vol. 1 here!)  

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Some crockpot turkey meatballs over shredded cabbage. And yes, those are tater tots in the background.

I change up the recipe every time I make it, but here are the basics:

1. 2lb turkey + 1 egg + 1/4 onion + 2 garlic cloves + fresh herbs + salt & pepper - mix, form into balls. (TWSS) 2. Get a skillet nice and hot with some fat (I like to use bacon fat because, well, it's BACON FAT), and sear on all sides. Place in crockpot.

3. Add 1 can diced tomatoes, a few smashed garlic cloves, some onion, a splash of wine or balsamic vinegear, fresh herbs, salt, pepper & cook all day or at least 5 hours on high.

 

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Ridiculous heat = SMOOTHIES!

My favorite combination has been some canned coconut milk, frozen cherries and/or berries, protein powder, spinach, and some cinnamon. These are also my go-to "breakfast" on days when I teach.

 

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Simple meals made out of prepped goods.

I will usually prep some meat like sausages, ground beef, chicken (like this one!), and hardboiled eggs on Sunday to have on hand during the week. Simply add some veggies, like green beans, and dinner is DONE.

 

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Some variation of coconut milk curry - my current favorite is shrimp & veggies.

I always use a recipe similar to this one but my go-to method is simply:

Heat some onion, garlic, and curry paste (any kind you like) in a pot until fragrant.  Add canned  coconut milk and some stock or water. Add cooked protein & stir fry frozen veggie mix to pot once liquid is boiling. Simmer for a bit, add salt & pepper. You can also do this in the crockpot!

 

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Dinner on volume day is usually fried rice of some sort - I prep all of my ingredients beforehand so it comes together in minutes!

I generally do rice + cooked protein (shrimp, chicken, pork) + stir fry frozen veggie mix.

1. Heat up/defrost the veggies first then get a skillet super hot. I

2. Add some fat (usually coconut oil) then add the protein, rice, and veggie.

3. Then crack a few eggs in and quickly stir around.

4. Season with some fish sauce, coconut aminos (you can use gluten-free tamari), salt and pepper. And of course, all the chili sauce you can stand.

 

Aaaand now, I think I need more food (story of my life).

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