Sunday, 26 July 2015

Healthy Eats for Teachers linky!





You may remember that I have been posting lately about how I prep my dinners for the week and some healthy recipes I prepare for my family.  I have been convinced by a couple of my good bloggy friends to make this a linky.  So if you have a healthy recipe you would love to share with other teacher bloggers please feel free to link up below, link to a blog post, pin or Instagram post.  

First I wanted to share what my weekly menu's look like and the prep I do to make sure I am organised and have minimum fuss during our weekly dinners.  I have included one take out night because heck, we all need a break!






Bonus- Muffin Quiches for breakfast and/or Lunch

Sunday Prep



I would like to claim the recipe for this but it is from one of my favourite food blogs Greek Food and Beyond.  The recipe is actually for Rabbit Stifado but I just replaced the rabbit with  1 kg of chuck steak for the slow cooker.  So for my Sunday prep, I cubed the steak, floured it and browned it off in my slow cooker, I then added the rest of the ingredients and put it all in the fridge ready to put on Monday morning.  I cooked it for 8 hours on low.
I will be serving these with lemon potatoes so I have peeled and sliced 4 potatoes and then stored them in water in a container.

Chicken Soup

Dice 3 medium carrots, 3-4 celery stalks, I had a small leek that was left in the fridge so I threw that in as well.  I had a rotisserie chicken that I shredded the breasts from and put that in as well. Add angel hair pasta and baby spinach leaves near the end, once cooked store in freezer.

Vegetables

Slice or dice whatever seasonal vegetables your family loves to eat, enough for 2 meals each.  I have trimmed beans, sliced 8 carrots, cut and trimmed broccoli.  Store in containers in the fridge, keep the carrots fresh by storing them in water.

Salad

I bag of mixed salad leaves, slice 1 lebenase cucumber, 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, half a spanish onion.  Cut and store in containers to use during the week

Fish

Crumb or flour fish, cover and leave in fridge 

Chicken Schnitzel

Crumb chicken breasts, cover  and store in fridge

Chorizo Pasta

Slice chorizo and store in the fridge in a container.  I used a commercial pasta sauce ( we picked up a sundried tomatoes and basil sauce) as well as baby spinach leaves

Muffin Quiches



Whisk eggs and slice all ingredients, add them to the eggs and then pour mixture into muffin tray, bake and let cool. Freeze excess and microwave for breakfasts through the week.


Each recipe is available here as a PDF (except for the Beef Stifado) by clicking on the link or by visiting my Healthy Eats for Teachers page above.  I will also be posting my favourite  recipe each week.  This weeks recipe is Easy Peasy Chicken Soup.



I love making soup because you can use up all those vegetables that are almost ready to be tossed.

Easy Peasy Chicken Soup (serves 4) 

3 carrots, peeled and diced
3 celery stalks diced
1 leek halved, rinsed and sliced
(any other vegetables you have lurking in the fridge that you want to get rid of)
Baby spinach leaves
2 chicken breasts or a rotisserie chicken
4 slices of lean ham, diced
angel hair pasta
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 litre of chicken stock (store bought)
water to fill the pot
4 stalks thyme, parsley for serving

Slow cooker
Put all of the vegetables and garlic in the slow cooker, place chicken breasts on top, add ham, chicken stock and then fill with water till the chicken breasts are covered, add the thyme.  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.  When cooked, shred the chicken breasts and return to the pot, add a handful of angel hair pasta and 2-3 handfuls of baby spinach (or any other green you like), serve with crusty bread and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

You can make this on the stove top as well and just cook it until all the vegetables are soft, use a rotisserie chicken to add instead of cooking chicken breasts and again add the angel hair pasta and green leafy's at the end.  This is such a yummy, easy soup and the whole family loves it, I always make extra to take for lunch the next day.

Now it is your turn to share your favourite recipe by linking up below! Just use the button from the top of the post and link back to this post, as easy as chicken soup!







3 comments:

  1. Some of these are very similar to things I do! It makes meal time so much easier. It's taking a day to do it all though. That's where I like to procrastinate. Nice work!

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  2. Oh wow - love how organised you are! They all look delicious :)

    Teaching Autism

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