Okay, so I have to confess…..one of the main reasons I did not and “could not” eat healthy before was mainly because my lack of knowledge when it came to COOKING!!!!
Yes, kind of important!!! Do you want to know what you are putting in your body? Then you better be making it at home!
Another reason I had such a hard time was because I was always in a hurry! I woke up every single morning with GOOD INTENTIONS and did perfect til about 5 when dinner rolled around and I didn’t know what to make!! Or I knew what I was planning on making, but by the time it came down to doing it I was either too tired or didn’t thaw out the ingredients, or everyone was starving so we resorted to a “desperate meal” and then vowed to do better tomorrow!
So to avoid resorting to those “Desperate Meals” (as I call them) I found that I needed to always PLAN and PREP my meals!!
Some of the steps in prepping your meals for the week is to:
- Make a menu, shop for the menu and STICK to the menu
- Pre-make your chicken, rice & potatoes
- Cut up produce, and even portion them out if needs be!
- Measure out meals and snacks into baggies and Tupperware so you have all your meals ready to go! Even if you are a stay at home momma, you should prep meals because we all know that even at home it can be hard to get your good meals in!
(I even go into detail by counting out my crackers and putting them in individual ziplock baggies so that if I am in a hurry I can grab a string cheese and baggy of crackers for an on-the-go snack.)
PREP is IMPORTANT!!! -Very important!!!
So…..that brings me to today’s post of CHICKEN!
I like to cook my chicken 2 times per week so that we always have some but that its always only within a few days old. There are so many different ways to cook your chicken as well! Depending on the menu for the week you could do Lemon Chicken, Garlic Chicken, Seasoned Chicken or Salsa Chicken or Barbecue Chicken. You can cook in the crockpot, bake in a pan, grill on the barbecue….So many options!
The Chicken I made this week was Salsa Chicken! EASY! Which is the reason it is one of my favorites!
Plus I like a lot of salads, sandwiches and tacos so the salsa flavor is just delicious!
Remember, you can cook it so many different ways…this is just how I did it this time-and if you want an easy way to make chicken-it doesn’t get much easier than this! Always be careful and clean when handling and preparing chicken!
This recipe is so incredibly easy to make ahead and then just have flavorful, moist chicken whenever I want. I usually make a ton for dinner the first night and then save the leftovers for things like tacos, burritos, taco salad and lunch for the next few days. Yum!
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups salsa
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese Optional. Don't use for Paleo or Whole30
- parsley or cilantro to sprinkle on top
Place chicken breasts in oven safe dish
Pour salsa on (can use more or less to taste)
Sprinkle cheese and/or herbs
Cover with tin foil or oven safe lid
Bake at 375 for 60-70 minutes
Enjoy immediately or save for dinner to eat plain or on things like tacos, taco salad, enchiladas, tostadas, burritos, etc.