Sometimes I make one meal/dish that everybody loves and sometimes it isn’t that easy. My solution; use one protein to make different things. I do this with other proteins too, not just chicken, but chicken is the most versatile, for sure.
I know what you’re thinking; who has time for making three different dishes? Well, this is not an every day type of thing, But very often I do make a varation on our dinner, for myself, anyway. It’s just part of what needs to be done for me to reach my goals…So, I just make it happen. I just find a way, because I’m done finding excuses. Would it be easier and less time consuming to eat a chicken quesadilla, like I’ve made for the kids? Yes. But I’ve got strict guidelines I’m following, for now, to reach my goals. In the future, a chicken quesadilla would be fine, now and then for dinner, but not right now. So I make a few different meals with one protein, often.
I prep chicken for a million dishes. [here’s a blog specifically on how I make my chicken: http://withlovebycenda.com/2017/03/21/my-go-to-food-prep/ ] I love chicken. So, I usually make a lot of chicken at once. Then, what I don’t eat in that meal (usually dinner), I can use the next day or two for many, many things. I’ll go ahead and just list some of my ‘go to’ chicken meals. These would be some meal options I might make from my already prepped chicken:
- Chicken and Veggies
- Chicken Stir fry (check out my recipe here: http://withlovebycenda.com/2017/01/06/oh-stir-fry-how-i-love-thee/ )
- Chicken Ranch Wrap (pictured at top of this post. Interested in My healthy Ranch recipe?: http://withlovebycenda.com/2017/02/08/simple-diy-ranch/ )
- Chicken Salad (lettuce style)
- Chicken Salad (Tuna salad style. Check out my recipe here: http://withlovebycenda.com/2017/03/13/always-be-prepared/
- Chicken Pizza or Flatbread (looking for a Zucchini ‘crust’ Pizza Recipe?http://withlovebycenda.com/2017/03/21/20/)
- Chicken Chow Mein (Interested in my Delicious recipe made with Spaghetti Squash?http://withlovebycenda.com/2017/03/27/healthy-chow-mein-yes-please/)
- Chicken Burrito 🌯
- Chicken Quesadilla
- Chicken Tacos 🌮
- Chicken Lettuce Wrap
- Chicken Soup 🍜