Published : 28 Dec 2018 08:27:01
Categories : Healthy Recipes
December has arrived and the holiday rush is on. Late nights at the mall shopping for gifts, planning for family gatherings, making lists and checking them twice – it can all feel so draining during a time that’s meant to be uplifting. And, well, the bank accounts are a bit drained, too.
It’s tempting to move our wellness goals to the back burner, putting our sleigh in cruise control and doing whatever feels easiest to ride out this busy time of year. But do yourself a favor and skip the food courts and drive-thrus, you’ve been working hard all year and this month should be no exception.
Let’s all take a take a breath and remember: we’ve got this. Stay on track with money and time-saving meals. Bust out the slow-cooker and make a batch of hearty chili or pulled chicken to last you the week. Browse the meat aisle for manager’s specials or try out lower-cost proteins like chicken thighs, chicken legs, and ground turkey. These can be bought for next to nothing and prepared ahead of time for on-the-go meals during the week.
This lemon-thyme chicken leg recipe cost me less than five dollars to make. Yes, you read that right, LESS THAN FIVE DOLLARS. And you can make it all in one cast iron skillet, in just 45 minutes.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Pair the chicken legs with a healthy green like sautéed spinach, broccoli, or green beans. I also love serving over riced lemon-pepper cauliflower. You can find riced cauliflower in the frozen foods aisle. Cook in the microwave, toss in a little ghee or butter, squeeze of lemon and black pepper and you have yourself a tangy risotto-like side. Enjoy.
Tip: If using a cast iron skillet, you can use the same pan for browning and baking.