Favorite Easy Meals for Busy SLPs
I'm happy to link up with my friend Natalie Snyders, SLP to share my favorite quick and easy meals for busy SLPs. I love using my crock pot, so I utilize Pinterest and pin a ton of crock pot recipes.
The first month or so of school is always pretty stressful for my family. My husband and I both work in the schools, so we're both spending the first few weeks adjusting to our new schedules. Summer vacation is so nice as we can sleep in, rest, recuperate, and really spend good quality time together. Once school starts back up, we get back into our routines of waking up early and going to sleep early.
Since going back to work brings enough stress and worry, one thing that I don't want to have to worry about is cooking dinner. I love quick and easy meals, and if they are healthy, that's even better! Today I am sharing with you some of my favorite easy meals. Some will be freezer meals and some will be crock pot meals just because I LOVE my crock pot!
Note: Easy to me means limited prep time, limited ingredients, and delicious. I don't cook meals that require a ton of ingredients because that means I have to spend even MORE time on the weekend shopping for those ingredients. I also don't have much prep time in my day, so I try to limit that as well.
For the exact recipes, click on the titles of the meals.
This meal doesn't necessarily have to be frozen, but it could be if you wanted to make your life easier! The prep only takes 10 minutes, so I don't usually prepare this meal in advance. You use frozen ravioli straight from the package, so there isn't any thawing involved. Simply spread some marinara sauce on the bottom of a 13x9 pan (I use meaty spaghetti sauce), spread the frozen ravioli on top (I use three cheese), then top with cheese. Repeat the layers if able. YUM!
I make this probably twice every month because my husband and I love it SO much! It's very easy to prepare, and you just let it sit and cook in the slow cooker all day. The nice thing about this recipe is that it has a wide range of cooking time, so if you want to eat it sooner it will probably be done, but if you need it to cook longer then it probably won't burn. To simplify the ingredients a little bit, I buy an onion and green pepper chopped mixture from the store so that I don't have to chop the veggies. I also leave out the other peppers since I don't like things to be too spicy. The chicken is typically cooked so well after 8 hours on low that you can just shred it straight in the crock pot - no removing necessary. I highly recommend this meal.
3. Swiss Cheese Chicken (Pepper Jack Cheese)
I use Pepper Jack cheese because I like it to have a little kick, but you could easily use whatever kind of cheese you want. The best part is that this recipe has a prepare ahead and freeze portion to it, so it's really easy to follow! If you like cheese, chicken, and stuffing topping, then you will LOVE this meal.
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What are your favorite freezer meals? I'm always looking for great recipes!
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