Okay you guys… I was late to the Instant Pot party but I will tell you this – now that I have gotten into using it, I absolutely LOVE it (special thanks to this incredible blogger for the introduction)! One of the reasons I love it the most: my husband uses it and now I would say he does even more meal prep than I do!
Full disclosure: for the last two weeks I have been buying trays of marinated chicken from Costco for super easy Instant Pot meals (add meat and sweet potato, cook for 17 minutes – voila) – served with a side salad or steamed green beans – BOOM – dinner is made and MINIMAL prep and clean up (an absolute DREAM).
The reality? The chicken from Costco is sitting in some pretty questionable marinade and with all of the lovely Epicure spices I have sitting at home in my cupboard, there is no excuse not to have delicious, homemade marinades whipped up in minutes.
So this week, that is just what I did and I want to share it with you all!
I prepared two HUGE trays of chicken with two different marinades so that they are ready to go in the Instant Pot at a moments notice at any point throughout the week.
These are the two spice blends that I used for this meal prep, but of course, you can use anything that appeals to you and your family.
I used the leftover trays from Costco from the last two weeks to store my chicken and they worked perfectly!
Next I mixed up the spice blends – as easy as adding a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice and avocado oil and adding them to the chicken.
Voila – meat is prepped and ready to go for the week. In true quick and easy fashion, I picked up some of the Super 7 kale salads and some more frozen green beans (because if you watched my grocery haul videos from January – see here, here and here, you know how much we love our frozen green beans). We have sweet potatoes and rice already here for our starches, which we will add pesto, butter, salt and pepper to for flavour!
I also picked up our regular smoothie ingredients and that pretty much wrapped up my grocery shopping trip!
I decided to share this with you all because my clients often think that I prepare these elaborate meals at home, which could not be further from the truth. I am ALL for convenience but I refuse to sacrifice flavour… so there you have it – the perfect marriage of easy and tasty, all in under 20 minutes!
I would love to know what you all prepared this week! How do you keep your meal preparation simple? Leave your answer in the comment section below!
Until next week,
Yours in Health,