Our poor neglected thread! Summer is always so crazy busy! Anyone doing any prep or planning?
A friend of mine asked me to help teach her how to cook healthy recipes recently when she was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Before we got started, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cervical cancer and had a hysterectomy. While she was healing at home, we did a meal train for her and lots of friends brought her dinner every day or every other day for a few weeks. Her last meal train meal was last night, and she finally feels better enough to venture out of the house for a bit.
All that to say, today we're doing some grocery shopping, food prep, and cooking lessons today! I want to teach her how to cook some new things but also set her up for meals for the next couple weeks since the meal trains are over. She wanted to learn how to cook meat because she feels comfortable making vegetarian meals but not meat (but likes eating it). I've spent a couple days planning what we're going to work on and made a bunch of lists about easy things she can eat for dinner (and take for lunch as leftovers the next day) and this is what I've come up with:
--Ground beef, cook with green peppers and onions, portion out and freeze-to add to later dishes such as spaghetti, pizza, burritos, tacos, or to make into enchiladas
--Baked turkey meatballs-to eat with barbecue sauce or to add to pasta dishes
--Roasted veggies-to eat tonight and with later dinner during the week, or to top salads
--Baked whole chicken-to make into enchiladas for the freezer, chicken salad, and chicken rice soup
--Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
--Pan seared Salmon with lemon and butter for tonight's dinner
I also roasted her some chickpeas last night to snack on. She said she didn't like chickpeas, but everything's better roasted! If her and her bf don't like them I'll just take them back home