Sunday, September 20, 2015

LOW CARB FREEZER MEAL UPDATE #1

Todd and I were so blessed by our amazing friends who brought us delicious home-cooked meals for the month of August. I don't think I had to cook even once; it was so helpful! I could really focus on our little one and catch as much sleep as possible. This month, we definitely broke into our freezer meal stash that I had prepared back in mid-July. (You can read about that and get all the recipes and tips here.) Here is an update of the recipes!


First off, we have Chicken and "Rice". This is a baked dish that only took 45 minutes to cook. The "rice" is cauliflower that is chopped up super fine. It's pretty good but could use some heavy cream at the end to make the dish a bit richer (and also unhealthier!). The rice came out a bit watery but if you add some cream, it would make a nice, decadent sauce. If I make this again, I will be adding tons more seasoning (namely, salt!) and paprika. It tastes good, but the flavor could definitely be pumped up a ton more!





Next, we have Parmesan Meatballs. This was super simple to make as I used a medium cookie scoop and baked them in the oven. To cook them, I chose to put them in a casserole dish with some organic (low in sugar!) tomato sauce and tons of mozzarella cheese (both the shredded and whole). I baked it at 350* until it was hot and bubbly. Super cheesy and delicious! This recipe was a winner.





So far, the Teriyaki Chicken was probably Todd's favorite. He was thrilled that we could have a low carb version of teriyaki. (Thank you Splenda!) A dump and cook in the crockpot kinda meal. The chicken came out super moist and tender and I served it over steamed cauliflower. (I stocked up on several bags in our freezer.) I will definitely be making this one again too, but quadrupling the recipe! Todd had half of the whole batch in one serving! I am also curious how it would taste with beef instead of chicken, and served over broccoli.



And lastly, Kelly's Chicken Fajitas! We have made these several times before and boy, are they tasty! They are always pretty watery, but just use a slotted spoon for serving and you're good. I served these with low carb tortillas, sour cream, and shredded cheese. For a lower carb version, I have also eaten this served over a bed of lettuce, in salad form.



And there ya go! Stay tuned for more updates on the freezer meals. :) Also, sorry for some of the dark photos. It's hard to take nice photos when you are in a rush in between feeding a newborn!

What have you been eating lately?

Check these links out:
Low Carb Freezer Meals
Low Carb Freezer Meal Update #2

3 comments:

  1. That food makes my mouth water! I'll have to go back to your original recipes and try some of them. I'm sick of the same old stuff! :-) xo Jennifer

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  2. Hello Lindsay,
    those look like delicious recipes. Well done. I hope the little one is well and happy.
    Big hug
    Giac

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