Hence, I like to make my husband food. *ahem* Food for my husband.
These two got the mouthful-thumbs-up at the keyboard. And one even a shout out on FB.
Chicken Curry Salad
Leftover roasted chicken (or cooked cubed chicken)
finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 onion)
2 Tbsp curry powder
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp lime juice
handful of raisins
Eat at the refrigerator with a spoon.
Or on whole wheat bread with lettuce.
Cheapassmama note: Do not buy your spices in the "McCormack" aisle. Look over in the international section first. Many times there are packets of spices for 1/2 to 1/4 of the cost.
This one was posted by some WeWa peeps. Shockingly, I actually had all the ingredients in the house and nothing was bought "special" for the recipe. How awesome is that!
Lime Chicken w Avocado Salsa
Marinade Chicken in:
1 Tbsp minced fresh cilantro
2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
3 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped tomato
2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped
1. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
2. To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 5 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add avocado; stir gently to combine. Serve salsa over chicken
I cut up the chicken into pieces before cooking and divided up the servings into 5 small containers with some rice. I put the salsa in little 1/2 cup containers. The acid from the lime will keep the avocado from become brown. I froze 2 servings including the salsa. I'll keep you posted on how well the salsa freezes.
NI: 345cals/8g fat/3g fiber/25g protein
Total Cost: About $7.00 ($1.40/meal)