Meal Prep Monday – In a hurry edition 2!

“You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind”

Good morning/afternoon/evening friends :)! Hopefully everyone already enjoyed or is currently enjoying a wonderful start to the week!! Nothing improves a week more than feeling as though you started strong and are fully prepared for all of the many obstacles this week has to throw at you! For example: forgetting your gym shoes once you’re already at the gym (check.), wearing a winter coat when it’s going to be 24 degrees outside because you didn’t check the weather before leaving the house (check.), going into a room 5 different times and forgetting every time what you were there for… other monumental problems like these.. in which case you can respond in one of three ways:

Option A:

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Option B:

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Option C:

optimism 0422 YAY!

NOTHING can wreck your day when you know that no matter what you’ll be eating spectacular food that’s going to keep you fuelled up to maintain your awesome-ness all day long.

Today we made lemon chicken with pasta (gluten free of course), some steamed edamame beans, hardboiled eggs as well as some random snacks and !!! to top that off I actually discovered something so rare it’s comparable to a bigfoot sighting: A way to have apple cider vinegar that doesn’t make you want to gag excessively (WHAT?!?! you say… TRUTH I say) – brought to you by my new obsession/internet procrastination tool: www.eatingbirdfood.com – it’s so spectacular you may never leave… but please do and come back to us 😀

Now… down to business

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Lemon Chicken & Pasta

(Adapted from My Gluten Free Checklist)

Ingredients

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (preferably organic/free-run) … because what isn’t more awesome when it’s allowed to run around?

1/3 Cup gluten free flour

2 Tablespoons butter

1 Cup chicken stock (again preferably organic so it isn’t packed to the brim with sodium)

Juice from 1 lemon (in hindsight I may add more… it’s mildly lemony but i wanted LEMON… so to each their own)

1 Package gluten free noodles (I used a brown rice fettucini)

Directions

-Slice chicken into narrow strips, coat lightly with flour (while melting butter in a skillet over medium heat), add the chicken and saute over medium-high heat until cooked through (stir frequently unless you prefer cooked/raw chicken…the salmonella game doesn’t sound that fun to me though?) – remove and keep warm

-Cook pasta according to package, drain and set aside (Because this is the IN A RUSH edition… I just did this while I was cooking the chicken)

-Add chicken broth to the skillet you had the chicken in  and bring to a simmer, add lemon juice and simmer until reduced (I didn’t reduce mine too much just because I didn’t want the sauce super thick), re-add chicken to pan, add cooked pasta and mix that all together to create LEMONY DELICIOUSNESS … top with fresh ground black pepper and you have a winner on your hands.

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As stated above I was in a major hurry and had less than an hour to cook everything so I boiled some eggs at the same time as also steaming edamame beans.  I also sandwiched some all natural peanut butter between some organic rice cakes for snack.

NOW!! On to the apple cider vinegar MIRACLE

Apple Pie ACV Drink

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^ That’s the ACV I use

Why Apple Cider Vinegar?

ACV2(Need we say more?! this is like a miracle in a bottle)

Ingredients (I altered a little based on what I had available)

2 Tablespoons raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons all natural apple juice

6 ounces of cold water

1/2 teaspoon raw unpasteurized honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

sprinkle of cinnamon

1-2 Ice cubes

Directions

Add all that goodness to a shaker cup and blend-er up! 🙂 So amazing it’s so apple-y and yummy and doesn’t have that burning you might experience from consuming apple cider vinegar just on it’s own

THAT’S ALL FOLKS! Have an exceptional week, hopefully will be back for a few more posts this week as there has been some slacking… APOLOGIES! 🙂 (there will be more regular posts than just MPM hopefully in the near future)

Tip for this week:

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ENJOY! 🙂 Happy prepping!!

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