I’m someone who meal preps religiously on Sundays. One of the things I look forward to the most during the weekend is prepping meals for the week ahead while watching football on Sunday afternoons! Prepping my meals ahead of time allows me to stick to my nutrition goals easier. I enjoy eating healthy during the work week, it helps motivate me during workouts and leaves me feeling productive. I genuinely like eating nutritious foods, but if it’s not already on hand, I will end up setting for something quick and less nutritious out of convenience. Once I find something I like that is quick and easy, I tend to make it week after week- but I do get tired of eating the same meals over and over.
While we were grocery shopping at Costco, I noticed they had party wings next to the chicken breasts we normally purchase. They come in a bulk package with four separate servings. Jon and I decided to try these out instead of our normal chicken breasts for dinner and honestly, we’ve purchased them two more times since. Chicken wings were such a game changer for our meal prep routine. There are so many different combinations you can create to add flavor!
We coated the wings in olive oil and split them in half. Half of the wings were sprinkled with garlic salt and parmesan cheese while the other half was coated in lemon pepper. We baked them in the oven for 45 minutes at 425 degrees F and they were so delicious!! I don’t know why we didn’t think of this sooner! We also tried them coated in chili oil cooked on the grill, I think our next experiment will be utilizing the smoker!
They honestly didn’t need any dippers, but if you’re someone who likes ranch dressing with chicken wings- you should my recipe for homemade garlic aioli. All three flavor combinations tasted incredible with the aioli, which is more of a Keto diet swap for ranch dressing.
Blend all ingredients together until it forms a thick consistency and refrigerate to set.
1 Egg yolk
1 Clove of fresh garlic ( I usually choose the tiniest clove)
1 Tbs. Lemon juice
1 tsp. Mustard or Dijon Mustard
1/2 c. Olive Oil
S & P to taste
Sprinkle fresh Dill
There are so many options available in the spice aisle! What other combinations should we try next?? Tell me your “go- to” meal prep recipes!