Buffalo Bleu Cheese Burgers

Another in a series of burgers I did for fast freezer meals.  We really liked this one!  Would be great with some extra buffalo sauce and blue cheese on the top, and a side salad.

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Tomato Basil Burgers

This was another in our attempt to pack a lot of freezer meals for super busy nights – this one is really convenient because you don’t have to thaw them.  Just throw them on the grill, they may take a little longer.  It was pretty good, though dry.  Some light tomato sauce might be good with a light side.  The recipe originally called for beef, and I subbed the turkey.  Lamb might be pretty good with this was well.

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork

This wasn’t a bad crock pot recipe, and is worth trying again.  It originally came from Skinnytaste, and needed some extra seasoning.  But through no fault of the recipe, I managed to grab the wrong kind of roast by accident.  So it was a lot saucier/more watery than originally intended.  If I hadn’t been so lazy, I probably would have bothered to thicken the sauce, but it was fine as is.  Definitely has potential with more seasoning – I think some veggies in with the roast would be great as well.  We served this with steamed asparagus.

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Chicken Shawarma Salad

I love shawarma, but doing the whole low carb thing isn’t really conducive to piling everything in delicious pitas smothered in garlic sauce.  But it works well over a salad!  I based this on a couple of different recipes I found (Cooking Light was where I got the base marinade), marinated it overnight, and had it with a lemon-sumac dressing.  I’m not usually very good about salads for dinner, but this was pretty tasty, and fairly low-maintenance as well.  We just used a bag of salad and tossed some tomatoes, cucumbers, and chickpeas in it as well.

 

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Grilled Flank Steak with Corn, Tomato, and Black Bean Salad

This was a very tasty and quick grilled meal that definitely made a few leftovers – always nice.  I used Skinnytaste’s seasoning on the steak, and went to my go-to corn and black bean salad recipe, which you can find here (though leave out the Cojita and olive oil for this).  Steak was great as is, wouldn’t change anything.  It’s not as low carb as it could be, with the corn and the beans, but they’re mostly useful carbs which I don’t tend to worry about too much.  Even on a lower carb diet, I’d make again.  You could serve this with a green veggie on the side, but it was plenty filling on its own!

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Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

This was a super fast, easy, and tasty dinner…would be perfect for a weeknight (or a Friday night when you’re pretty crispy fried 😉 ).  This was a Cooking Light recipe that I picked on a whim since I needed something quick for dinner this evening.  A definite make again.  We made no changes to the recipe other than to cook it on the grill, and served it with steamed broccoli.

 

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