Meal Prep Recipe – Chicken Fajita Bake
Years ago, before couponing, when we were in a ton of debt and facing unemployment, we were forced to put ourselves on a strict budget. A budget we should have been on for many years prior but never did. While putting together our budget, we went through the previous years expenses to get a starting point. Besides being shocked by our grocery expenses, I was also shocked at the amount of money we spent on restaurant and take out.
I was disappointed in myself for letting that get out of control but I understood how easily it happened. There were those unexpected busy mornings getting out the door. Which child couldn’t find their homework, who forgot to tell me they had sports practice after school and needed their practice apparel which was still in the wash…and on and on. As a mom (or a dad) our priorities are the kiddos and we come last. So, getting lunch ready for ourselves in the morning, falls to the back of the list.
You’ve managed to get the kids out the door for school with everything they need and yourself off to work. But then lunch rolls around and…you have no lunch. So, out to the store or the restaurant you go.
Day after day, week after week, the expense of ordering out adds up.
One thing I learned was to prep lunches for the week. It saves so much time and money.
We’ll be sharing Meal Prep Monday right here every Monday as well as doing a Live Facebook Video showing me prepping it for the week. The video will go live at 11 am EST each Monday. If you can’t watch it live, no worries, you can watch it after as it stays on our page.
For those of you interested, I have a stock of meal prep containers that I use. While, we love these because they have compartments and stack nicely in the frig, any type of container you have at home will do.
This week I’ll be making Chicken Fajita Bake! I’ve added brown rice to the container but you can omit that or you could even throw in some small tortilla wraps.
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