Talk about a whirlwind of a few weeks, we found out in mid-January that our landlord was selling our condo, and that we would need to move within the month!! Fortunately we applied and got accepted to an apartment until that is very close to our old place, which meant that the past few weeks have been a blur of cleaning out, packing, moving, and organizing. We've been in our new apartment for just over a week now, and I'm still in the phase of opening every drawer before I find the one I need, and walking into every room before I get something done...but we'll get there!
With all the hustle and bustle, I've been keeping meal prep very simple and relying on lots of my favorite staples like Zupanoma and Ayobayo. I've been doing smoothies for breakfast, and some kind of one-pot meal for dinner. This week looks about the same, although I did decide to cook up something warm for breakfast instead. I was probably craving a change from smoothies (which are a go-to for me when I'm busy), and also something warm, because we are still without any heat in our apartment.
Here's my Go-To Skillet Hash recipe:
1.5-2# ground bison, beef, pork, or mixture (this week I used pork and beef from US Wellness)
2 tbsp olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 medium yellow onion, diced small (about 1 heaping cup)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried oregano
1.5 tsp salt
3 cups butternut squash or sweet potato (shredded or diced small)
5oz bag baby spinach, roughly chopped
3 medium zucchini, diced (about 3 cups)
Sauerkraut, to serve
1. Place large skillet (or Le’Creuset pot) over medium heat. Add olive oil and diced onion. Cook until onion softens, about 7 minutes.
2. Add ground meat to the skillet, breaking up the chunks as it cooks.
3. When meat is cooked, add minced garlic, sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and salt. Stir to combine.
4. Add mushrooms and butternut squash; cover and let cook for 5 minutes, then stir. Add zucchini. Continue to cook until veggies are soft to preference. Stir the spinach into the mixture and allow it to wilt.
5. Serve topped with sauerkraut.
I love this recipe because it's a one-pot meal and it makes multiple servings! I portion out into Pyrex dishes and re-heat each morning in my Hot Logic Mini. It's a veg-heavy and very filling way to start the day!
Here's the rest of this week's meal plan:
Breakfast: Skillet Hash
Lunch: Tuna Cakes with Steamed Haricot Vert // Way back in the day I discovered Nom Nom Paleo's recipe for Spicy Tuna Cakes, and I've been making unmeasured versions ever since.
Dinner: Yai's Thai Yellow Curry // I tried something new this week, and I loved how it turned out! I usually add an additional can of coconut milk to the jar of curry, but this week I steamed some white sweet potato and blended that with the sauce instead! It made it thick and creamy and was an easy way to boost the veggie content of the meal! I also have yellow squash, carrots, and chicken mixed in, with a heap of cilantro on top.
Snack: RXBAR + Zupanoma // "wholedailylife" for 15% off Zupa! They're a perfect snack and an easy way to boost your veggie intake during the day!
Have a great week, my friends!