Making meal time quick & healthy

I think it’s happened to all of us, right?  A long day at work and we get home to find there is absolutely ‘nothing to eat in the fridge’!  So, what do we do?  Either go out for fast food or spend the money at a sit down restaurant.  Or, race to the store and grab anything that sounds good to our grumbling stomachs, which usually results in overeating and over spending.

So, one night after the mad dash to the store and coming home with some lettuce and a rotisserie chicken, I started thinking.  Hmm, I love chicken and it’s a great source of protein, but this bird has been sitting in a ton of grease (a.k.a. flavor) for I don’t know how long.  That grease is equating to how many calories and fat?  There’s gotta be a better way!

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I thought about my friends that blot the grease off of a slice of cheese pizza (which I find blasphemous, btw) but maybe they are onto something? So I pulled off the skin, rinsed the darn thing off and pulled off just enough chicken to top my salad. Dinner was delicious and I had enough meat left on the bones to make two more meals!kw-blog-4-2kw-blog-4-3

 

 

 

 

Now, granted, having it cooked for you may cost you a few bucks more, but I found that Costco has a bird that is double the traditional size of most stores – I can get 5 meals out of that bad boy.  And my local grocery has a ‘$1 off cluck’ weekly special every Thursday.  I love starting the weekend off with some meals already prepped and ready to go!

From chicken salad (two ways),to tacos and pot pies  – I think you’ll love this quick way to get meals done in a jif and save a few calories along the way.

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What do YOU do with your bird? I’d love to hear!

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8 thoughts on “Making meal time quick & healthy”

  1. I tried to order the multi cooker from evine today. I really wanted the silver one but when I went to checkout I got a message that this item will not be delivered to a po box. So, so disappointed! I don’t have a street address only post office box. Love MS. Paula Deen and I know this product is awesome.
    😭

    1. So sorry to hear that, Ida. Is there a neighbor or a business address close by that could help you out? I have to do that for my Sisters orders as she’s in the same boat as you. Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!! xx

  2. I noticed you the other night while you were presenting fashion. I have shopped with you for so many years and have heard you say you carry your weight in your hips. Well, the other night I was going I want what she is doing. Hips? She has none.
    Just a funny story, my cat would almost climb into the frig when I brought home one of these chickens.
    You are a lot of fun to watch.

    1. Ahhh Beth, we women are never truly happy with why we have are we? And too funny about your cat! My little Snuggles used to climb in the fridge and lick the grape jelly jar! Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons! xx

  3. First, I just discovered Your Blog so hopefully I’ll not embarrass myself. As for my chicken healthy dish I make enchiladas. I cut back on the cheese but I fill it with lots of veggies & chicken. I make my own enchilada sauce, green with tomatillos & red with Chipotle. I bottle them and use them throughout the year.

    1. No embarrassment, Gigi-we’re all getting used to these blogs so forgive the very delayed response. Your Enchilada recipe sounds delightful! Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons! xx

  4. Kimberly Wells..what I do with a rotisserie chicken…remove fat and bones…put them in a stock pot…with 2 qts. H20….simmer until reduced…add minced garlic,herbs de provance…..a wonderful bonebroth to drink as is….very nutritious and gut healing…I add minced chicken,cooked quinoa.thinly sliced carrots and fresh Brussels sprouts and additional onions…cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup….cook as you like your veggies…also add a heaping tablespoon hummus for that je n’ sais quois…you decide..roasted red pepper adds a flavor that I like….you decide…be creative…wine or no wine….I a
    Enjoy you,Kimberly…!!!

    1. WOW-your recipe sounds simply comforting and delicious. Cannot wait to try it!! Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!! xx

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