One thing I do that saves me significant time during the week is to fill the grill with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Just once. Lots of chicken. Grill them all :) It doesn't take any longer than grilling four or five.
Then, we have grilled chicken for dinner that night, but.... I CHOP ALL THE REST OF THE CHICKEN AND FREEZE IT. I fill sandwich baggies with the chopped chicken, then put all the little bags into a larger freezer bag. When I need a quick meal, I pull a sandwich bag out of the freezer. We use the chicken for quick and easy pitas, burritos, tacos, pasta, and the list goes on.
For example, you can add the chicken to a skillet, along with a chopped zucchini,
add some tomato sauce, salt, and pepper,
then stir into a pasta of your choice and sprinkle some parmesan over the top.
You can use white pasta, if that is what your family prefers, but might I suggest mixing white with whole wheat pasta? It's better for you, and I don't think your children will be able to tell the difference.
Dinner is served, in less than thirty minutes! Isn't that a finer thing?
(for more healthy recipes, you may want to peruse my recipes page.)
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