You guys know that I'm all about easy, efficient meals during the workweek. Well, when I was hosting the Whole30 Recipes account, I shared a photo in the stories one day of a very off-the-cuff meal that wasn't pretty but tasted delicious. SO many people asked me for the recipe that I incorporated it into my meal plan this week so that I can share it here! It's the one in the bottom row: ground turkey with ginger scallion sauce and cauliflower rice plus cinnamon acorn squash. I mix it all together before I eat it and it looks terrible but tastes amazing!! So many of you have sent me your own versions as well (swapping the acorn squash for butternut, adding in various spices, etc); it's an incredibly versatile template!
In other news, I PROMISE I'm working on getting that blog post together about my Hashimoto's and SIBO story. In fact, I'm working on that post concurrently, so this one is going to be short and sweet!
Here's the meal plan for this week:
Breakfast: Meatball Sheet Pan Roast // For this meal, I chopped up 1# of fingerling potatoes and 1# of carrots, tossed with a couple tbsp of olive oil and about 1 tsp of salt, and roasted for 20 minutes at 350 on two sheet pans lined with Silpat. In the meantime, I made a batch of my Basic Sweet Potato Meatballs with 1# each of ground beef and pork (I get all of my meat from US Wellness Meats), 2/3 cup mashed steamed sweet potato, 2 tsp each salt/sage/oregano, and 1 tsp each garlic and fennel. I also chopped up two small heads of broccoli into florets (about 8 cups) and drizzled with olive oil. After 20 minutes of roasting, I tossed the potatoes and carrots, added in the broccoli, and nestled the (raw) meatballs among the veggies. I cooked these for about 15 more minutes at 425 until the meatballs reached an internal temperature of 165.
Lunch: No-Cook // This week I'm having Ayoba-Yo as my protein (if you haven't tried this jerky yet, their Droewors beef sticks are my favorite!!) and a Zupa for veggies, along with an apple. I'll probably also add some nuts or half of an avocado here, depending on what I'm feeling like. ("wholedailylife" for 15% off both Zupa and Ayoba-Yo)
Dinner: One-Skillet Turkey Hash // This is the "recipe" that I never intended to actually publish! To start, I put two acorn squash (halved and de-seeded) in my instant pot to steam for 7 minutes, then used the quick release. At the same time, I cooked 1.5-2# of ground turkey in a large skillet with about 2 tsp salt, then added in 1 bag of Trader Joe's cauliflower rice. While that was cooking, I used my food processor to finely mince (or you could chop by hand) a 2" knob of ginger (roughly peeled, no need to be perfect) and 1 large bunch of green onions (about 2 cups). I added this, along with 1/2 cup olive oil, to the skillet once the cauliflower rice was tender, and turned off the heat. When the acorn squash was cool enough to handle, I scooped it out of the peel and added some cinnamon and portioned everything out into 6 containers! (In the past I have mixed it all together from the get-go, but here I left it separate.)
Snack: I have been more hungry lately since I've gotten back to weight lifting, so I've been having another little mini-meal somewhere in my day, depending on how I feel. It might be a bar, a smoothie, or something like veggies and dip. It varies day by day, but if I'm hungry, I eat!
This prep took me about 2.5 hours, including the two meals that I prepped for my husband as well (roasted veggies + steak, date shallot chicken + green beans).
Have a great week!