Burrito bowls are delicious and you can add whatever you'd like to create your own! Best of all, you can skip the extra calories by skipping the tortilla or taco shell. Tacos are easy to make but burritos are just as easy! It's mid week and I am already planning my next meals for the week and thought I'd share with you what I plan on making. Here are 5 burrito bowls to make this week!
Soup with LOTS of lemon and lime is a must for me when it comes to chicken soup. I make herb lemon chicken soup several times during the winter. Surprisingly, I haven't made it much this winter. I love saving the leftovers, in the freezer for those sick days, as I don't enjoy canned soup much. Leftover soup tastes even better the following the day. It's even a better recipe for the crockpot. It smells so good cooking the whole day.
There are many nights, when I don't feel like cooking or my husband grabbed something to eat. Meaning I can make something small for me and the kids. The kids prefer bread meals since they are kids! Lucky me, because bread meals are pretty easy. Especially on weeknights when the kids are at after school activities. It's a lot of running around and so I always have naan at home just for these meals! Here are 7 Kid Friendly Naan Pizza Ideas to Try.
Last week I posted Everything But The Bagel Drumsticks. In that post I explained how to make drumsticks and my favorite dry rubs. This week I decided to show you how to make chicken wings, the easy way. I notice many people bake their chicken wings in sauces or fry them. Frying chicken wings are so delicious but the house smells and too much oil! I like to BROIL my wings and then add the sauce. You get a nice crispy and brown wing. Plus you get all the flavors in the sauce, without burning your wings! Add the sauce at the end and still get all the flavor! They are so good and easy to make! No need to guess if they are cooked through!
Drumsticks are super cheap. Probably one of the most cost effective meals! When I first started making drumsticks it was always BBQ drumsticks. Which I was not a big fan off. Large drumsticks need to have crunchy skin for the ultimate flavor. I made everything but the bagel drumsticks this time around. A seasoning that is so versatile. You won't need anything but this seasoning to get all the flavor, all in one bottle!
We all know how to make burgers, right? I am here to show you a healthier way to eat your burger. A cheeseburger wrapped in lettuce instead of adding a bun. A healthy no bun cheeseburger. Start off the year eating right but still keeping the foods you like. By omitting the bun you are saving 150 calories minimum on your meal. Adding the extra toppings and sauces add up. Why not omit the bun when it is already empty calories?
Have you ever had duck? To some it may be intimidating, as it's not an everyday meat people eat. I made a sweet roast and tender duck and boy was it absolutely delicious! It was my first time having it and making it. My husband had it once at a local restaurant called The Landing Restaurant. We are still celebrating the holiday season. Why not make a delicious roast and tender duck? Everyone says it tastes like chicken. I can confirm that is correct. The difference between chicken and duck is that duck is very fatty and has only dark meat. This explains why this meat is very tender.
I’ve been using pumpkin spice A LOT lately. Perfect excuse, because it’s fall. I had some leftover chicken and decided to make loaded pumpkin spice sweet potatoes. This meal is perfect to make with leftover thanksgiving turkey. I will definitely be making this again with turkey! Loaded sweet potatoes with everything fall. What else could you ask for? I only had a bit of chicken leftover and so I made my husband the one with chicken and I had the meatless one. They boys had resorted to russet potatoes. Honestly, I choose sweet potatoes over regular potatoes. Anything sweet is a YES.
By now you can see how much I love roasted vegetables. Adding farro to the mix makes it even better. For those nights you don't want meat. And by that I mean chicken. My husband is perfectly fine having chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner but I get tired of it. This farro bowl is hearty and very filling. You got yourself some nice fall colors in this dish. Very halloweenish if you asked me. All I did was make some roasted vegetables and then realized the halloween colors are all in this dish! HA! In 15 minutes you have all the vegetables you need for a nutritious meal.
For dinner I made a buttery garlic shrimp pasta. I have to admit I have been wanting pasta lately and my little one really enjoys it. It's also an excuse to make it more often. First of all it's easy, quick and very filling. Pasta is definitely a dish for those busy school nights. On top of that, the shrimp cooks in just about the same time your pasta cooks! I made this dish with the thought I could make it for Christmas Eve or Christmas. Pasta and seafood are dishes I lean towards for the holidays. Maybe because they are comforting dishes. Garlic Shrimp Pasta is easy but can be made as fancy as you want it!