Episode 81 Proteins- Cook Once, Eat All Week
One of my favorite tips for helping busy families with dinner is to cook proteins for re-purposing. I’m not talking about spending several hours on the weekend prepping all your meals for the week. This is much simpler than that. It is just making a little extra to have later in the week, or to put in the freezer.
I have found that having the protein pre-cooked makes cooking dinner fast and easy. It is the “Cook Once, Eat Twice” idea taken to the next level.
I like to make Lemony Chicken Thighs or Grilled Chicken. You can turn that into so many different meals.
Chicken Noodle Soup
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken Caesar Salad
If you have a family member who likes to smoke meat, have them smoke a large pork butt or shoulder.
I like to grill an extra steak or brown lots of hamburger.
Salads (with or without fried goat cheese)
Crumbly Beef Sandwiches
Top Baked Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes
Black Bean Soup