Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Crockpot Lemon Herb Chicken

This recipe was adapted from the Chic Site.

The original recipe instructs you to cook in one pot. On Monday's I can't do that so in the crockpot it went and honestly it was a huge hit with the family and super yummy.


1 package of frozen chicken breasts
3 cups of chicken broth
1-2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
3 lemons
instant rice


1. Spray your crockpot with cooking spray. Pour one cup of chicken broth in the crockpot,       then place chicken in pot.

2. Juice one lemon and pour over chicken.

3. Sprinkle italian seasoning, salt and pepper over chicken. 

4. Slice one lemon and layer chicken.

5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

6. Cook your rice according to the instructions, however use chicken broth instead of water. Depending on how much rice you are making you may want to check on the amount of chicken broth you have. 

7. To serve place chicken over rice. Pour remainder juice from crockpot over chicken. This will help keep it moist. Hate that word. Sorry. I served this with steamed broccoli. 


Avocado Tuna Melts

This recipe was adapted from The Chic Site.
I was excited about this recipe but a little hesitant to give it to the kids. They can be picky about tuna. Well, they devoured this meal! Definitely will have again.

  1. 2 large tuna can (in water), drained
  2. 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  3. 1 tablespoon parsley
  4. 1/4-1/2 cup mayo
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 2 small tomatoes, sliced
  8. 2 avocados
  9. 4 slices swiss cheese
  10. 6 slices french bread

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, red onion, mayo, salt and black pepper. Mix well.
  3. Place bread on baking sheet. Toast in the broiler about 1-2 minutes each side.  T
  4. Top each bread with tuna, then layer it with tomato and avocado.
  5. Place a slice of cheese on top of the tuna and place under the broiler for a few seconds, just until melted. Serve immediately.

Week of Lunches - February 8, 2016

Kid lunches:
- Bagels
- Applesauce
- String cheese

Our lunch:
- Salad in a jar. 
Salad layers:

  • lettuce
  • garbanzo beans
  • chicken
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • cucumber                                                                                                                                        
I kept the salad dressing separate.
- grapes (side)

- mini peppers and hummus
- zone bars (not pictured)