Simplified September Week 2: Ground Beef
We hope you enjoyed last week’s example of how to use one cooked protein in 3 different recipes. This week we will shift to Ground Beef. You can do this with any ground meat you like - aim to have it 90% lean, otherwise you will need to make adjustments in your fat servings also.
Start by browning 2 to 3 pounds of ground meat.
Here are 3 simple ways to combine the ground meat into delicious, template compliant meals. As with any recipe, you can tweak the proportions of the ingredients to make it work for you. Use our handy recipe tracker to help you out with this!
Simplified September Week 1: Shredded Chicken
While there may still be a few weeks of summer left (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), September often signifies a new beginning - sort of a mini New Year. Kids are back to school and even if you don’t have kids that are in school, it still feels like the end of Summer and the start of a new season. We wanted to provide you with some easy ways to build template compliant recipes while keeping it simple.
Many of you in the SP community have asked us about the cookbook “Cook once, eat all week”. This is a great cookbook that you can use to minimize your time in the kitchen, while making healthy meals. You may need to tweak some recipes to make them template compliant. We wanted to do a spin on the concept of using one protein to make several meals. This week we are focusing on Shredded Chicken as a protein option. We will show you a few ways to combine this protein to keep things interesting for different meals during the week, while minimizing your time cooking/your food waste.
Spicy Asian Zucchini Noodles
This salad is the perfect mix of spice and crunch. Top with grilled chicken, flank steak, or tofu!
Creamy Broccoli Slaw
This yummy salad would pair great with grilled chicken and roasted potatoes!
Warm Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Salad
Top this salad with a yummy burger or grilled chicken!
Greek Quinoa Salad
This is not your average salad! The combo of salty olives with tangy dressing make for a perfect combo! Feel free to throw in some grilled chicken steak or even tofu!
Pesto Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts
Who says your veggies and potatoes have to be boring? Mix up your meal prep and throw this recipe into the mix!
Pineapple Fried Rice
Tired of the same old plain rice? Mix it up with our delicious pineapple fried rice!
We know our amazing community is growing by the day and a lot of you aren't aware of the things we offer in the nutrition department. Our goal with this newsletter is to cover what we believe in when it comes to nutrition, what our amazing templates are all about, and how to approach making a change to your nutrition!
This recipe is the #1 favorite in Coach Molly’s family! It pairs perfect with veggies or your homemade chipotle bowl. If you’re headed to a party be sure to bring this dish along and you will be everyone’s favorite!
This week we are throwing a different spin on your traditional burger! These yummy turkey burgers are stuffed with greek goodness!
For the month of June we will be taking our recipes to the GRILL! This recipe is perfect for those hot summer night on your back patio. The fresh peach with the grilled chicken and tangy balsamic is AMAZING!
This recipe is an oldie, but goodie in the Street Parking community. We shared this one a little over a year ago and its just so dang good we had to make sure you all had it! Just throw everything on a baking sheet, set it and forget!
We know how much you guys love these easy sheet pan recipes. This week we are throwing a salmon one at you! Feel free to mix up the veggies to squash, asparagus, broccoli- anything you prefer!
Here is a yummy spicy shrimp recipe that you can use to make tacos, a bowl or even a yummy salad!
These Hawaiian burgers are the perfect meal for those warmer summer days. The combination of the salty burger with the sweet pineapple, makes for the perfect pairing!If you have a BBQ use it! If not, a cast iron pan works perfect!
This recipe is a knock off of our friends over at Feeding The Frasers. the original recipe calls for Pork chop which you can totally do, but I subbed chicken thigh. If you are feeling the pork, swap it in!
This recipe is a little spicy, so feel free to mix up the ingredients if you don't like spice. The cilantro, lime rice is a nice way to mix up things if you are getting board.
A lot of you guys asked me to cover bulk meal prep one week. So, this week isn’t a recipe but more of a way for you to tackle making a bunch of food in about an hour. For myself, Miranda, Julian, Michelle and a lot of the Street Parking staff this is the way we eat day to day. The weekly recipes are really fun, but for a lot of us we are SUPER busy and don’t have time for complicated recipes. The goal is to keep things simple and learn how to have a good amount of food on hand to stay CONSISTENT with things.
This is a spin off of the classic breakfast - Joe's Special without eggs. I know a lot of you commented you wanted breakfast ideas without eggs, so here you go! If you like eggs, add them in! If you like ground turkey, swap out the beef. If you are a vegetarian/Vegan sub in a protein source you enjoy! Don't be afraid to try something new in the kitchen and HAVE FUN. You can also make extra potatoes when you are roasting for this recipe, so you have some for your other meals!
Short on time? I had about 25 minutes to throw a meal together, and this meal was less than that! You can cut some corner by using some frozen veggies and rice! You can also utilize some of the ingredients from last week’s recipe in this weeks - YAY!
Who doesn't love a good bowl meal? This egg roll inspired dish is LOADED with veggies that cook down nicely and leave a solid crunch! Make it for dinner and enjoy the yummy left-overs for lunch.
This meal is perfect for Chipotle bowls at home or easy meal prep!
This is one of those recipes that you can throw into the crock pot, set it and forget it. It does need to cook for a while, so be sure to plan ahead! This recipe is NOT challenge compliant!
My husband, Adam is a Fireman and is always coming home with yummy dinner ideas from the Firehouse. This one pan Cajun chicken is super easy to make for dinner and makes the BEST leftover lunches. This recipe is super flexible, so if you want to adjust the serving sizes or increase more of something you like - GO FOR IT!
We are going to show you how you can take ONE recipe and add a little spin on it to make 2 different meals. This is perfect for those of you that don’t enjoy eating the same thing every day. If you don’t want to over complicate things – pick either the sweet potato or rice variation and stick with that for your meals. Start to figure out what works for YOU with meal prepping/planning!
We know breakfast is one of the harder meals to prepare and have on hand. You plan on making something in the morning, and then you hit an extra snooze button, leaving you no time to cook. Now you are at work, starving and the break room donuts are staring you down! Prepare this recipe ahead of time to help with those busy mornings!
This winter salad is perfect for any holiday party!
This weeks recipe is a #TBT to the famous 'Moll So Hard Cookies'! We posted this recipe last fall and they were a total hit! These cookies take minimal time to make and something you can whip up for a holiday party. Make sure you follow the instructions and put them in the freezer after you bake them - that's the key for a gooey cookie! Sorry guys, no template breakdown for this one!