One of my favorite short cuts with meal planning is repeating meals weekly. The key with this trick is to make sure it’s a meal your whole family really likes. For us, that means sweet potato chili, anything on the grill and, our household FAVORITE, layered fiesta bowls.
I feel pretty silly calling this a recipe because it’s more of an assembly, but without a doubt, it’s David’s favorite dinner every week. As for me, it comes together quickly and is customizable so even Hailey can join in on the action.
I start by sautéing onions, peppers and mushrooms in bit of olive oil with garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and a bit of cayenne. Once soft, I mix in some brown rice (already cooked) and/or black beans.
While that cooks, I chop the other toppings and grill the chicken (that I’ve usually let marinade in an oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, cumin and chili powder mixture). From there, all you do is assemble!
Start with the vegetable and rice base.
Add sliced grilled chicken (or protein of choice) and avocado.
Then add your favorite toppings. For me, it’s real sour cream, finely chopped red onions, cilantro and, if I have some, chopped tomatoes.
Finally I place the finishing touches of Jack’s Fresh Salsa and jalapenos on top and admire my work briefly before stuffing my face.
David eats his with a bowl full of chips, like a fancy million layer dip, but me? I just need a fork. And perhaps a chip or two for good measure.
What’s a meal you eat every week and never tire of?