Meal Prep: Week of 3/28/22

Meal Prep for Week of 3/27/22 – 4/2/22 This week meal prep is a little different.  My plan is to go see my mom for a day or 2.  Now if you know my moms house from some of my ‘”live” videos, you know she has candy and pastries all the time!!!  I am talking […]
Cajun Shrimp Etoufee

Cajun Shrimp Etoufee

Enjoy this simple but flavorful dish!

**Recipe nutritional facts calculated with 1/4c rice and 6 shrimp.  To lower carbs use cauliflower rice.

Cajun Shrimp Etoufee

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 6 servings
Calories 201 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups brown or jasmine rice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 each onion, chopped
  • 1 each green bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 15 oz can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1.5 cup broth seafood or vegetable
  • 2 TBSP old bay seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1.5 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 TBSP hot sauce

Instructions
 

  • Cook the rice per the package details. This will take 30-40 minutes.
  • Whisk the oil and flour together in a skillet. Cook over medium or medium-high heat, stirring consistently for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is a peanut butter color. You will need to consistently stir or the flour will burn.
  • Stir in the pepper, onion, and celery. Sauté covered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, 1 cup of the broth, old bay seasoning and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil and let simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes. If to thick add in remainder of broth.
  • Mix in the shrimp and hot sauce. Cook for 2-5 minutes or until the shrimp or opaque. Remove from heat.
  • Serve over cooked rice.
  • To make low carb you can use cauliflower rice.

Notes

Nutrition

Sodium: 505mgCalcium: 2mgSugar: 3gFiber: 1gPotassium: 22mgCholesterol: 70mgCalories: 201kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 10gProtein: 30gCarbohydrates: 17gIron: 0.1mg
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Ham, Egg & Cheese Pockets

Ham, Egg & Cheese Pockets

Ham, Egg & Cheese Pockets

These irresistible Ham, Egg and Cheese Pockets are super easy to make and will definitely be a favorite!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 serving
Calories 312 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 each low carb Mission tortilla
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 ounce cheese
  • 2 ounces ham

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place a piece of foil on a cookie sheet. I used 1 per pocket made.
  • Spray the foil with nonstick spray.
  • Place the tortilla on the foil.
  • Place ham in the middle of the tortilla, making sure you arrange it to it is flat, not a mound.
  • Place the shredded cheese in the middle of the ham, then form into a ring.
  • Working quickly, crack (one pocket at a time) crack an egg into the ring then fold the bottom and top edges in, then the left and right side to form a package. Make sure the tortilla covers the entire egg. Then wrap in the foil. DO NO TURN UPSIDE DOWN!
  • Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Check to ensure the yolk is cooked by poking the pocket, you will feel the dome shape of the yolk. The base and the edges should be crispy and the top will be soft.
  • Unwrap immediately and serve hot!
  • To cut down on the fat, you can swap the egg for 3 TBSP egg whites or use a light cheese. If you are trying to swap the ham out for bacon keep in mind you will increase the fat in this dish.

Notes

Nutrition

Sodium: 1111mgCalcium: 2240mgVitamin A: 4000IUSugar: 2.2gFiber: 15gPotassium: 279mgCholesterol: 241mgCalories: 312kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 2.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 18.3gFat: 18.3gProtein: 28.3gCarbohydrates: 22.4gIron: 1.6mg
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Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers

Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers

Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Entree
Servings 8 servings
Calories 199 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 each bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBSP garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup marinara, reduced calorie
  • 1 TBSP parsley
  • 12 ounces chicken, shredded
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, light

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In large bowl, combine parmesan, garlic, marinara, and season with salt and pepper. Stir until combined, then gently for into chicken.
  • Spoon mixture into halved bell peppers (remove seeds and membranes) and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour chicken broth into baking dish (to help peppers steam) and cover with foil.
  • Bake until peppers are tender, 55 minutes to 1 hour. Uncover and broil 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley.

Notes

Nutrition

Sodium: 411mgCalcium: 190mgVitamin C: 171.6mgVitamin A: 4000IUSugar: 3gFiber: 2gPotassium: 24mgCholesterol: 63mgCalories: 199kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 8gProtein: 23gCarbohydrates: 10gIron: 0.7mg
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