One of my favorite warm hors d’oeuvres is scallops. The recipe I am giving you here will be a beginner level recipe to a more complicated dish that is a mainstay for my dinner party menus. If you understand this recipe and the concept, you will be able to twist the ingredients and make this your own. I may add my full recipe at a later date if requested.
Time: 30-45 Minutes
If you like to treat your mouth right this dish is for you! This meal prep is fairly easy and may be one of my favorite meal preps I have ever done. It’s light, full of flavor, has textures, and is fun to eat! I plan to make this again even after the whole 30… maybe with some tortilla strips though..
Time: 45 Minutes
Let’s get going!
The hardest part of the whole thirty for me has been the inability to make wraps, sandwiches, tacos, pizzas, pasta, rice, risotto, etc….. Kidding…. It has been quite a challenge though, and really forces you to get creative with your meals. This recipe may scare you away because of the time, but really you are only spending 20 minutes cooking hands on, there is an hour the chicken will be in your pressure cooker/instant pot that will allow you to squeeze in a couple episodes of your favorite Netflix show.
I needed a crunch so decided to make these lettuce wraps.
The whole thirty can be tough, but since they brought white potatoes back these spuds have been my savior. They’re great as a side dish, to complete a dish, or as THEE dish.
Time: 30 minutes
If you can find yourself a whole chicken for a reasonable price, I highly recommend this recipe for a meal prep.
I have a local grocery store that sells chickens for a buck a pound and I typically try to get a 4-5 Lb bird which will give me about 4 meals for the work week.
Total Cooking time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Price: $8 – $15
The Goal is to manage your time, so so i have tried to put the steps together in chronological order. The chicken cooks for an hour at 350 degrees and 15 minutes at 450 degrees, you will need to let the bird rest and prep your lunches, so in total this process will take about 2 hours. If you live in a big city and going out for lunch costs $10 a day, you are saving around $30 for the week, and you will look forward to eating your lunches, I promise!
I have been asked numerous times what the best way to cook salmon is, and for me, the answer is always skin on and pan seared straight to heaven.
Time: 10 Minutes
If you already have your fish defrosted it should take no more than ten minutes to heat your pan, prep your filet, sear your filet, and serve.
Time: 60 mins
If you are in the mood for some wonderful scallops with some pasta, this is one of my favorite dishes I have created.