Meal prep week of February 12, 2017 – Spinach and artichoke stuffed spaghetti squash; zesty cilantro lime shrimp over salad greens; mixed peppers and mushroom breakfast cups in smoked turkey

Welcome back for another week of meal prep!  This week I was on the go, literally in the grocery store deciding as I was going through the aisles about what I was going to do this week for meal prep.  I decided on one meal of zesty seasoned shrimp on salad greens and another dish with spaghetti squash, this time stuffed with spinach and artichoke.  And for a breakfast option, I made breakfast cups again with mushroom and mixed peppers, but used smoke turkey as well.

The stuffed spaghetti squash is another idea I saw on Pinterest.  I pretty much made it just like the recipe instructed but only with more cheese and with some mushrooms added to make it heartier.  I used the following ingredients – chicken breast tenderloins, almond milk, Italian cheese mix, artichoke hearts, frozen spinach, 1 spaghetti squash, garlic, plain Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, cream cheese, and butter.  Not pictured is the low-sodium chicken broth I used.

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First I prepared the spaghetti squash by making some cuts into the flesh of the squash and putting it in the microwave for about 10 minutes.  And while it was going, I sauteed 4 chicken breast cutlets in a pan.  When the spaghetti squash was done, I cut it in half and scraped out the insides, removing the seeds.

Once the chicken was done, I prepared the spinach and artichoke mixture per the recipe instructions (with the exception that I didn’t have any cornstarch, so I used a tablespoon of white flour and that I added Italian cheese mix  and mushrooms to the mixture as well).  I diced the chicken and mixed it into the spinach and artichoke mixture, then layered it into the spaghetti squash.

Once complete, I topped each with Parmesan and put them into the oven until they browned.  It turned out amazing.

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For the zesty shrimp and salad, I didn’t really use any specific recipe.  I just kept it really simple and used the following ingredients – a bag of salad greens, Tajin, mexicorn, black beans, cilantro, lime juice, lemon juice, shrimp, and grape tomatoes (I ended up not using the chickpeas).

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I started off by marinating the shrimp in a mix of lime juice, lemon juice, cilantro, black pepper, Ms Dash fiesta lime seasoning, and Tajin.

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I just mixed the other salad ingredients as usual; I actually  heated up the black beans and corn first in the microwave to make them soft.  And I ended up adding mushrooms to the salad as well.  I sauteed the shrimp in olive oil, and that was basically it.  When I eat it, I’ll probably use a vinegar and lemon juice mix for the salad dressing.

I also made a breakfast dish; more breakfast cups kinda like this Pinterest recipe, but this time I used smoked turkey .  It definitely made for easier clean up in the muffin tin so I’ll probably do this from now on; plus it adds protein. I sprayed the pan with non-stick canola oil spray.  Then I mixed eggs, frozen mixed peppers and onions, cheese, and diced mushrooms in a bowl, then used the sliced turkey like cupcake liners.  Added a little of the mix to the cups, baked for about 20 minutes, and done.

Of course, I had to make sure I had snacks on hand.  I found the hummus mix and veggies straws at Aldi – the cilantro jalapeno flavored hummus is AMAZING.

 

So what are you all planning to eat this week?  I want to know!

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2 thoughts on “Meal prep week of February 12, 2017 – Spinach and artichoke stuffed spaghetti squash; zesty cilantro lime shrimp over salad greens; mixed peppers and mushroom breakfast cups in smoked turkey

  1. Pingback: Meal prep week of February 19 – Thirteen bean soup with turkey sausage and shrimp and a side of garlic parmesan oopsie bread; baked chipotle chicken foil packets with peppers and oven-fried okra | My Heart on my Sleeve

  2. Pingback: Meal prep week of February 19, 2017 – Thirteen bean soup with turkey sausage and shrimp and a side of garlic parmesan oopsie bread; baked chipotle chicken foil packets with peppers and oven-fried okra | My Heart on my Sleeve

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