Monday, January 19, 2015

Meal Prep: Steak & Chicken Bites with Basil/Lime/Cilantro Rice & Sweet Potatoes

This week was a no recipe week as I kinda wanted to get my food prep done as soon as I could. So I went with old faithful cooking what I know.

Grilled Chicken & Steak:
First I grabbed some steak & chicken from Trader Joe's. Brought it home and immediately marinated it in lime juice, soy sauce and dry seasonings (salt, pepper, oregano). I, again, hated handling raw meat. lkajdflakdjflka!
 ... then grilled it on a grill pan and made it sizzle up just nice with all those coveted grill marks. If it hadn't been torrential rain on our patio, I may have sparked up the outdoor BBQ, but this worked just fine.

I also made five Yams to go with this meal (my workouts this week need more starch) . I didn't take a picture of that but you basically boil them for 20ish minutes and then peel and dice.

Basil/Lime/Cilantro Rice:
Make rice under regular instruction.

When rice is cooked, add salt/pepper and handfuls of cilantro & basil.
 Then squeeze the juice of 2 limes and pour it over the rice then mix (a version of this recipe).
^Stop cooking and look at the cutest thing that has ever existed in the history of time.

Juicin' & Snacks:

Final Product & Packed Lunches:
So much deliciousness.
Whenever I pack our lunches, I usually discount Friday (I figure buying a new lunch that day is kinda an end-of-week treat) and then determine if Jay and/or Me have any lunch meetings or anything else that week which would make lunch that day useless. Then, I pack the remaining balance.
Sweet Potatoes on the side since they're a bit moist (everyone hates that word, sorry!).

Greek Yogurt
My usual: Greek Yogurt, a berry, natural coconut flakes, some honey & some cinnamon. Makes for a tasty breakfast every single morning. I could eat these forever.

So our grocery total for all of the above was $82. 
That's about eight dollars a day for each of us for our morning to pre-dinner food.

Well worth it!


Jax said...

I love this!!!! Minus the cilantro. Me and cilantro have a bad history. Haha I thought of you yesterday I did my cooking. I didn't go as healthy as you, but I did make enough sauce and meatballs to last a month. Haha

Panty Buns said...

The basil lime cilantro rice with yams on the side sounds good to me. So does that Greek yogurt with berries, coconut, honey and cinnamon.

Pat Hatt said...

Cooking all up so you can have it done, way to be. And yeah have to stop and look at the pup haha

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

i love anything w/ cilantro yum yum!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

@jax I think people either really love or really hate cilantro! And yum about meatballs!!! Sounds so good right now.

@PB: Such a healthy eater!

Unknown said...

That yoghurt is DEFINITELY my favourite. I would eat the whole week's supply for Monday's breakfast.