Same Ingredients, Three Meals…For The Win

This week I didn’t do a full meal plan. Our weekend was a bit hectic and we only had time for a few meals together as a family, so I went to one of the easiest multi-night meals I know. Chicken saladwrapizza.  It’s honestly just the same ingredients for three nights prepared in a few different ways to keep my family interested. I buy everything already cooked, but you can, of course, change it up and make it a little more “homemade” if you wish.

Ingredients:

  • Rotisserie Chicken- shredded
    • Sometimes I’ll get the grilled chicken or the breaded chicken as well- my son thinks that “crispy chicken” is best
  • Bacon- cooked and crumbled
  • Any Leafy greens- romaine, spinach, mix- your personal favorite
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Shaved Parmesean Cheese
  • Shredded cheese of your choice- cheddar, mexican blend, pizza belnd, etc
  • Any Dressing- ceasar, blue cheese, creamy garlic- anything works
  • Sriracha
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Tortillas

Night 1: Salad

We make the salad on the first night because the greens are in the best shape and the most fresh. It’s essentially a salad bar. I don’t make one big bowl because my husband and I like different toppings, dressings and ratios of ingredients. The dressing will determine the flavor, but if you’re leaning toward a Cesar Salad, add a bit of lemon juice to the chicken to make it stand out.

Night 2: Wraps or Quesadillas

Same concept- set out all of the ingredients and make your own. Add a bit of Sriracha to the chicken to change the flavor- I like this best when warmed in a quesadilla. Or add some buffalo sauce and make buffalo chicken wraps. These are choose your own adventure kind of meals so there are no rules or recipes.

Night 3: Flatbread/Mini Pizza

My husband got pretty creative when our son only wanted to eat pizza. Really all he wanted was all of his food in the shape of pizza – so my husband would put everything on a tortilla and toast it. Same idea here. Our personal favorite is buffalo chicken mini pizza. Just mix the chicken, cheese and buffalo sauce then place it on a flat tortilla with any other ingredients you have left, then put it in a frying pan or toaster oven. It doesn’t take long for the cheese to melt and the tortilla to get crispy.


There you have it, a few nights of meals with essentially the same ingredients. I love this because we never have leftovers after the third night so nothing is going to waste. This is ideal sandwiched between two weekends where we won’t be around to cook or use up ingredients.


What are your go-to meals like this?

For The Win,

Meg

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