I have almost kicked my sugar habit. I went a little stir crazy with the sweet, but have decided to swap crunchy for sweet with this week’s meal prep of red cabbage slaw.
One of the many things I am enjoying is the opportunity to try a variety of recipes and meal prep options. I wanted something that was crunchy, tangy and refreshing. This hit the nail on the head. It can be served as a side dish or an appetizer.
I am so not a fan or traditional coleslaw – the one with mayonnaise. My father loved it. As a matter of fact, when I went to visit my uncle in Germany his wife made me a huge bowl of it. I couldn’t even bring myself to taste it because I hate it. Looking back, that was probably the wrong thing but I don’t like it. Can you blame a girl?
I used my food processor to shred the cabbage and carrots. I didn’t want to wind up with a shredded finger. It also made for easy cleanup.
Red cabbage isn’t a vegetable that I use often but is in the same family as brussel sprouts, which I do love. One cup of chopped red cabbage has 28 calories, .1 gram of fat and 1 gram of protein. You’ll get 2 grams of dietary fiber, which is 5 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 8 percent for women. It is a winner all the way around.
Prepping for the week
You can almost always find me toting around one of my backpacks on any given day. Most days there are three meals in it to cover the work day. However, on the weekend, you can find at least one meal and a protein shake in there.
I am bringing my meals closer back in line with my meal plan. Experimenting is still high on the list, which is why I wanted to try the red cabbage slaw and the cucumber and feta salad with my chicken and ground turkey this week. I’m excited for what I have cooked up for me and a few clients.
This week’s meals have a variety of sides with the tried and true protein staples – chicken and lean ground turkey.
Greek chicken: Chicken breast, cucumber, tomato and feta salad served over brown rice
Sweet and spicy turkey meatballs: Sweet and spicy turkey meatballs served with crunchy red cabbage slaw over brown rice
Street style chicken: Street style chicken served with rice and vegetables
Turkey taco bowls: Turkey seasoned served with brown rice, corn, black beans and onions and a side of cheese
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, food does not have to be boring and bland. The easiest thing to make from this week’s meals are the turkey taco bowls. It doesn’t require a lot of preparation and takes just a few minutes to prepare. Heck, they can even be made fresh after a long day at work while you are helping the kids with homework.
What did you prepare to eat for the week?