Seasoned Chicken Meal Prep

Seasoned Chicken Meal Prep

This might look like breaded chicken tenders, but don’t be fooled! It’s an awesome combo of spices that makes any protein delectable. In this recipe, I use it for a chicken tender meal prep meal, but I sometimes use it on pork tenderloin! My husband is not a fan of pork (or really chicken, for that matter) but when I use this combo of spices, or a similar variation, he is excited for dinner! Meal prep has really been a game changer for me when it comes to weight loss. I’m a teacher, so having lunch ready to grab and go really saves me time in the morning! I’m way less likely to eat unhealthy junk when I meal prep :)

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Honey Dijon & Garlic Salmon

Honey Dijon & Garlic Salmon

So I definitely have a bunch of salmon recipes right now, but that's because salmon is such a great part of a healthy diet! Salmon contains Omega-3, an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by the human body and must be obtained by food. Fatty acids like Omega-3 are thought to contribute to healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing. This recipe is fast, inexpensive, and delicious - give it a try for a quick, healthy weeknight meal!

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Strawberry & Chicken Salad

Strawberry & Chicken Salad

Strawberries come into season right at the beginning of summer here in upstate New York. I love using fresh-picked, local strawberries in my cooking. This salad has strawberries on top as well as in the dressing! Don't be afraid of having fruit with protein in a salad - it tastes amazing. Pro tip: make your own salad dressing. It's super easy and way healthier. I did an IGTV video on making an easy one-minute honey mustard salad dressing the other day - follow @rachel.reaches on Instagram for that content!

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Chili Lime Salmon

Chili Lime Salmon

This sheet pan chili lime salmon is a zesty dish ready for any time of year! And it's QUICK - most of the time is spent letting the fish & veggies marinate. I love the heat of the red chili pepper flakes, but you can totally tone that down, if you want. I bet this could be done in foil on the grill, too! I encourage you to look for wild caught salmon and use local veggies & honey when you make this - let me know how it goes!

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Italian Chicken

Italian Chicken

This is my adaptation of a recipe that basically combines bruschetta and chicken. If you have room for cheese in your meal plan, I highly recommend broiling some mozzarella cheese over the chicken! It is sooo good. This is a very quick and inexpensive meal to make. Great for company or on nights when you're just feeling fancy!

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