Prep Tips (& a Recipe)

I call this the “fridge” bowl dinner because it’s basically my fridge, in a bowl, for dinner, but it’s the tastiest way to clean out your fridge without it tasting like you actually cleaned out your fridge. Did ya follow that? The dish also comes together with my spicy Tumeric seasoning mix that I always have on hand. I even added it to coleslaw last night for a nice kick to normally plain but tangy cabbage.

Cooking during the week can be super easy, as long as you always have ingredients prepped and ready to go in your fridge. These are what I always have on hand to throw together a healthy meal in minutes:

Spaghetti Squash (Throw the whole squash in the crockpot for 5 hours, then slice and scoop out the seeds and then flesh)

Shaved brussel sprouts (I buy a bag of whole sprouts at Trader Joe’s and cut them up myself)

Broccoli Slaw (Also from Trader Joe’s, but it comes already prepped)

Spinach (pretty self explanatory, no prepping required)

Chicken (I buy Trader Joe’s drumsticks for around $2.50 for a pack of 6 and then throw them in a crockpot for 6-8 hours on low then remove the bones and skin. Ta-da- so easy.)

Tumeric seasoning mix (Indian flavors)
6 tbsp curry powder
3 tbsp salt
2 tsp cayenne
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp coriander
2 tsp tumeric
2 tsp ginger

Now here’s the easiest recipe which pretty much involves just throwing all the above ingredients in a hot pan.


“Fridge” bowl

1/2 cup cooked spaghetti squash
handful shaved brussel sprouts
handful broccoli slaw mix
handful spinach
1/2 cup cooked chicken
1 tsp ghee (butter or coconut oil work too)
2 tsp tumeric seasoning mix (recipe above)

// Heat ghee in medium high pan until sizzling.
Add squash, brussel sprouts, slaw and spinach, and cook until brussel sprouts are tender.
Add chicken to warm through and throw in seasoning, and cook for 2 more minutes.

That was so simple because most of the prep was done ahead, AND in the crockpot 🙂




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