Crock Pot Meal Prep

Every Sunday we are in the same boat; we desperately need to meal prep but don’t have the time. Often we decide to just put it off until the next day but that just continues to get pushed off to the side. Check out these two super easy crock-pot meal prep options that take very little prep time. Start these Sunday mornings and before you know it you will have a few healthy meals for the entire week!

Chicken Taco Bowls
These are my absolute favorite because they are so easy and so delicious. We’ve added a few tasty add-ons as well that you can add when the meal is ready and it’s time to eat!

What You Need:
-3-4 chicken breasts, cut into a few pieces
-16 oz can of drained black beans
-1 small bag of corn (optional)
-1 jar of salsa
-1/2 packet of taco seasoning
-Steamed rice (white or brown)

Optional Add-Ons:
-Avocado
-Cilantro
-Cheese (small amount)
-Light sour cream

How To Make:
1. Combine black beans, corns, and half of the salsa in the bottom of the crock pot. This is important to do first so that the chicken doesn’t stick to the pot. Next, add your chicken on top.
2.  Sprinkle chicken with the taco seasoning and then cover with the rest of the salsa.
3.  Cook on high for 3-4 for hours, or until chicken easily shreds with a fork.
4.  Shred your chicken and then add to bowls with steamed rice.

Enjoy!

 

Honey Garlic Chicken
This recipe is delicious! I love it because it tastes like something you had to work really hard on but in reality you just had to toss some ingredients into the crock pot! 

What You Need:
-1 ½ pounds chicken thighs or breasts
-1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
-1/3 cup honey
-2 tablespoons tomato paste
-2 teaspoons chili paste or sriracha
-4 minced garlic gloves
-1 tablespoon rice vinegar
-2 tablespoons cornstarch
-Brown or white rice

Optional:
-Sesame seeds
-Green onion
-Veggie of choice

 

How To Make:
1. First mix together all sauce ingredients (soy sauce, honey, tomato pasta, chili paste, garlic, and rice vinegar).
2.  Add chicken to your crock pot and then pour the sauce over the chicken.
3.  Place your lid on and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours (or 2-3 hours on high).
4.  Once chicken is fully cooked, remove the chicken and place on a plate.
5.  Add your cornstarch to the sauce remaining in the crock pot and whisk it all together until the sauce becomes thick
6.  Shred your chicken and then add it back to the crock pot. Mix the chicken and sauce together so that it is evenly coated
7.  Serve over steamed rice (you can add sesame seeds or green onions!). I also like to add steamed broccoli with this.

Enjoy!