I typically link up with Peas and Crayons on Wednesday for What I Ate Wednesday. This week I am also linking up with Momfessionals for Recipe club! I decided that we would eat one of my new freezer meals recipes on Monday (the day I was going to document for WIAW) and hope it was great so that I could use the dinner recipe for recipe club....luckily it was a success :)
I had my usual, but was out of bananas, so it was just an English muffin with peanut butter. I still love it though. Really I would eat anything that included peanut butter, I know I am not alone there!
We met friends at McDonald's so that the kids could play and we could chat! I forgot to take a picture, but I had a Sweet Chili Chicken Wrap. It is really good. Not as terrible as having a Big Mac, but maybe not as good as having a salad (I do like salad, but wasn't in the mood for one yesterday). It was 380 calories, more than I would typically have for lunch, but also, we very rarely go to McDonalds so I am not going to worry about it too much! I found this picture and the nutrition facts on the McDonalds website. Oh and I didn't mention that I also had fries...oops!
For dinner I made one of the freezer meals that I put together a couple of weeks ago. Every one has been delicious so far. This one was no exception! For the list of all the recipes I used, click here.
I am going to share the recipe for Who Needs a Cape's Applesauce BBQ Chicken
Chicken Breast (recipe called for 4 I used 3)
1/2 TSP Ground pepper
2/3 cup Chunky applesauce (I used Mott's Naturals, I couldn't find chunky)
2/3 Cup BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
2 TBSP Brown Sugar
1 TSP Chili Powder
I put this all in a freezer bag a few weeks ago and froze it until Monday. On Monday, I ran it under warm water to release it from the bag and popped it into the crock pot (I use the Crock Pot liners). I cooked it on low for only 4.5 hours, then turned it to warm. I feel like even frozen it never needs to be cooked as long as the instructions say. It can dry out really quickly. I could have probably even cut 30 minutes off the cook time. I know its hard when you have to leave it all day, but I think cooking it less is a must for really tender chicken breasts!***(this is only my opinion, please make sure your chicken is cooked completely before eating)***I poured some sauce over the cut up chicken and it was delicious! I served it with leftover potatoes and broccoli.
I made the potatoes the night before. I don't use a recipe, but they are good enough to share what I do with them and super easy! Here are the ingredients. The amounts are to taste.
Steam bag of red potatoes
Red Pepper Flakes
I steamed the potatoes, cut them up and stirred a little olive oil in with them to make the dry ingredients stick. Sprinkled them with the spices and stirred. I use that combination of Olive oil and spices on a whole lot of things besides potatoes, like vegetables such as green beans and broccoli. It is really good, super easy and makes the stuff a lot less boring!
That's all I ate Monday, between my busy morning and bigger than normal lunch, I didn't snack at all. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? I was talking to my friend on Sunday and she was talking about it being important to eat every 2-3 hours? This leads me to some reader questions for the day....
How many meals a day do you eat? 3? 4? 5? 6?
Do you schedule snacks into your day or just eat when you are hungry??