Meal prep

I dont often make time anymore to prep out veges but did today. They are then stored in separate containers in fridge for quick meals.


One Pot Dinners : Herbed chicken

One pot dinners are quick as everything goes together in one pot and put in oven for 20-minutes until chicken is cooked through at 180*c  preheated oven. I decided to do sweet potato chips and 1/2 tin drained baby beets with 1tb balsamic and 1tsp oil. See recipe below.









Added straight cut chips to hubbys. 

Balsamic beets with olive oil baked in oven with chicken















Serves 2:

Mix 1tsp of each garlic salt, onion flakes, Tarragon, Thyme, Marjoram  then spread on chicken with 1Tb extra Virgin olive oil and 2x 150g chicken breast fillets.

Place beans in casserole dish then the herbed chicken and broccoli.

Bake in hot oven 180*c for 20minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Place a sliced small sweet potato thinly cut with mandolin cutter into discs on a lined baking tray for 10minutes to make sweet potato chips. *Keep eye on them so they don’t burn. turn cook for further 10minutes if not done.


Baked veg #1

One pot meals are easy to prepare just toss it all in together. But I have decided to do meat in separate dish.  I will be making more of these meals in coming weeks.

Serves 2 : 1tsp of each Tarragon, thyme, rosemary with 1 lemon juiced, 1Tb olive oil extra Virgin and 1Tb apple cider vinegar in a baking tray with cherry tomatoes, red onion, carrot, red capsicum, cauliflower, mushrooms.

Serve with cleavers lamb mint chipolatas baked in oven at same time as the vegetables 180*c for 20minutes. The juices from vegetable pan make the sauce for this one.

Steam some green beans 4min in microwave bowl

Photo prep before cooking stage.

Noodles: Ramen

Ramen Noodles are similar to 2 minute noodles but there are some packets that specifically say Ramen Noodles and I have found a 99%fat free one with Wokka Brand

Miso with Shallots, Nori, Wokka 99%fat Free Ramen Noodles


Miso Soups:

My new love is miso soups. I am now discovering new ways to have miso soup not just the instant packet but adding to it. With the packets you add I pouch of contents into a cup of boiling water and stir for a couple of minutes if having them on their own.  I took some camping with me for a hot drink/snack. Here are some variations on just the soup and the packets I have found. If there is Nori Sheets it sinks to the bottom. The pandaroo brand has lot more sodium so I will be sticking to the other brands.






Miso Soup with Nori

Miso soup With Bean Curd









Aka Miso Soup with Shallots, Japanese Onion, Nori, Wokka 99%Fat Free Ramen Noodles, Salmon Fillet, Mirin









Breakfasts will be having more omelettes for a change of menu. So many good things to add to the organic  free range egg which is beaten with light pinch sea-salt and black pepper.

Mushroom Organic Free Range Egg Omelette with Red Kimchi and Vegepod Mixed leaves : Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Rocket

Portuguese chicken

Pan fried Portuguese chicken, microwave chips

Dinner for one. Using up ingredients in freezer & fridge before starting new eating plan and grocery day. This Portuguese marinade was very spicy hot as it was leftover from a previous meal a couple of months back (Chili gets hotter in cold fridge)but expiry date hadn’t come yet. So it was still good to use.





Serves 1

I marinated chicken in Portuguese sauce overnight then pan fried it in olive oil. Cut into chunks and serve in rice bowl

I put frozen straight cut chips in microwave bowl and cooked in microwave for 2min 30 seconds


Make side salad of mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes and cucumber with lemon squeezed over top.