Sunday, November 18, 2012

Just in time for the Food Challenge...

OK so no not just in time, I am posting this too late for any of you to actually use this in the first week of our challenge, but to make up for it I have added 5 recipes and I am hoping to be able to post a clean stuffing recipe before Thanksgiving (fingers crossed for Tuesday.)
So I actually saw this idea on a facebook post from a CrossFitter friend and I though what a great idea, now we can't use the excuse that eating clean is too time consumer or that the paleo food is boring. I took the idea and ran with it. Below are 5 choices for freezer bag, crockpot meals. I haven't tried any of these yet, we just prepared them today and we are using them to keep up on the challenge so I will let you know in the comments of this post how they turned out.
Easy, simple, add all the ingredients to the bag, date it, titled it, put any cooking directions on it and stick it in the freezer. To cook them, pull them out of the freezer throw them in the crockpot and come home in the evening to a hot and ready meal!!
***Cook all of these in the Crockpot on low for 6-8 hours
1 onion diced
2 garlic cloves
1/2  of the large bag size of baby carrots
2 celery stalks chopped
2 yams cubed
1 can V8 juice (and yes these are clean but not all of them so read your ingredients, remember no added sugars for the food challenge.)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 C beef broth
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp pepper
stew meat.


1 bell pepper diced
1 onion diced
1/2 of a large bag of baby carrots
2 garlic cloves
stew beef
6 0z tomato paste
3 zuchinnis sliced
2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper

1 C. V8 juice
2 fruit cup snack packs of mandarin oranges (1 with the juice 1 without)
garlic powder
6 chicken thighs

1/2 of a large size bag of baby carrots
1 onion chopped
20 oz pineapple with the juice
 garlic cloves
3 chicken breast cubed
1/2 C soy sauce
1/4 tsp grated ginger
1/2 C water 
(The original recipe calls for 3 tbsn maple syrup and 1 1/2 tbns arrowroot)

*This one has some extra directions*
1 package boneless pork ribs
1 capri sun apple juice pouch
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
slow cook for 6-7 hours, drain juices and cover with BBQ sauce and cook on high 1 more hour



My freezer is full and ready for the week, can't wait to try them. Let me know if you try them as well, post on the comments of this post and we'll fine tune them together !!