Monday, January 25, 2016

Quick and easy meals for the Frenzied SLP

Who needs some new recipes to make meal planning less painstaking? If you shouted, "ME", then you are in luck because this week, the Frenzied SLPs are bringing you some quick and easy meal plans to make your busy lives a little more stress free!  Before I share my secrets, I would like to thank Speech2U and Speech Sprouts for putting together this linky party and Laura from All Y'all Need for creating the graphic.  Every day, I learn new tricks from this talented group and I am so appreciative to be part of an amazing population of professionals.

For a few years now, Pinterest has been my best friend.  Not only can I sneak a peek at creative therapy plans, but I also find many, new and delicious recipes while pinning in my PJs.  Don't get me wrong, I have had many a #pinterestfail, so I delete those pins and move on.  Here are three of my FAVORITE, EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Simply follow the links for all the details.

Breakfast:  Prep this easy, no cook refrigerator oatmeal at night and you will spring out of bed in the morning to grab it.  I have been making 3-5 at a time in mason jars so I can have a healthy breakfast each day of the week.  If you want, you can even substitute some ingredients to put your own spin on it.  I love using coconut Greek yogurt with diced pineapples, shredded coconut, chia seeds, and coconut milk for a Pina Colada themed oatmeal.

Lunch:  Make a batch of this southwestern chopped salad with cilantro dressing on the weekend and you will have a healthy lunch for the week ahead.  I advise to chop and keep the lettuce separate as it tends to get soggy after a day and just add it before you eat.  It is SO good, especially with the cilantro dressing.  I used to make it to take with me for lunch at school, but now that I work from my home office, I just keep most of it in a big bowl and scoop out the portion I want for lunch that day.

Dinner:  Ironically, I was prepping this meal for dinner last night because I wanted something easy after a long and busy Sunday.  It only took me 10 minutes to cut and wash the beans and potatoes and a little over an hour for dinner to be served.  The dry Italian seasoning makes this chicken, green beans, and potatoes bake so tasty.

I hope that you find a recipe or two to try in this linky party!  Don't forget to take a peek at the other meals by following the links below.


  1. The refrigerator oatmeal looks so delicious! You need to check out my post for oats done a different way! Love the lunch and dinner ideas too! We eat lots of chicken and salads so I'm always looking for variations. ps--I think we have the same granite counter tops. lol!

  2. Thanks, Rose! I took a peek at your steel oats recipe and need to give that a try during this cold patch!! Stay warm;)

  3. I LOVE refrigerator oatmeal!!! I have to make a dozen or more jars at a time because the kids take them for lunch, too. Our favorite uses Greek vanilla yogurt, diced mango, chia, and almond extract. Mmmm-mmmmm!

  4. We call the chicken dish "Stinky Chicken!" So easy and good!
    All Y’all Need

  5. Everything sounds delicious. I used to make mason jar salads-mason jar oatmeal sounds just as good.

  6. These all look fantastic! I love making refrigerator oatmeal too, and I'm definitely going to try the salad and chicken recipes. Thanks so much for sharing a full day's worth of good eats!

    Schoolhouse Talk

  7. Thanks for the suggestions! I'm off to investigate those recipes further!