Cooking doesn't have to be hard
I love to cook and prepare food that my family loves. We enjoy going to restaurants occasionally, but I usually know I can make it better and healthier at home. I believe everyone can learn to cook. Cooking doesn’t have to be some long complicated recipe with tons of ingredients. My favorite recipes are simple and easy to prepare on a weeknight. Eating healthy is so much easier if you cook your own meals.
I will start sharing some of my Simple Supper recipes. These recipes aren’t going to be complicated. They will help you develop your own style of meal prep. Learn to cook like my grandparents did- by instinct rather than complicated measurements.
I know what spices I like and my family likes. I look at recipes and get the general concept but alter to fit our tastes. For instance, my dad taught me to love garlic and cook with it a lot. Most of what I cook has fresh garlic or garlic seasoning in it. If you aren’t a garlic fan, exchange it for your favorite spice. I encourage you to try some new ones too. I’ve recently been adding turmeric because of its anti-inflammatory benefits. My husband Brady loves spicy, so he adds extra spice to his meals.
As my girls have left for college, I still try to make the same amount of food. We use the leftovers for lunches or freeze it for later. That way you prep one time for several meals. We also grill extra meat to use during the week and add vegetables to it.
You’ll want to get the best quality food you have access to and can afford. Organic produce is the best. Frozen organic produce is a great alternative. Look for Grass-Fed and/or Grass-Finished, Organic, Biodynamic, Hormone-Free, Antibiotic-Free, Pasture Raised meats. I know these are lots of words to look for. Just try to get the best quality meat that’s available where you shop. I order my meat from Butcher Box. If you’d like to try Butcher Box, click here to get 2 packages of bacon and 2 pounds of sausage added to your box for free.
I hope you will use my recipes as a starting place to create your own favorites. Preparing your own food is a lot healthier for you than eating out. It can be fun too!
Sheet Pan Chicken Broccoli Squash
- 4 Pasture Raised Chicken Breasts
- 4 cups Organic Broccoli
- 4 cups Butternut Squash cubed
- Avocado Oil
- Coconut Aminos
- Italian Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Sea Salt & Pepper
- Preheat Oven to 375 and spread a tablespoon of Avocado oil on the pan.
- Put broccoli and squash in a bowl. Drizzle Avocado Oil and Coconut Aminos over the vegetables and toss to coat. Put broccoli and squash on the sheet pan.
- Repeat step 2 with the chicken.
- Sprinkle Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over everything.
- Bake in oven for 40 minutes until broccoli is roasted and crispy. Optional- flip chicken half way through cooking.
- Remove from pan and whole dinner is ready! Bonus- one pan and one bowl to clean.