Monday, October 21, 2013

Meal Prep Monday - Pumpkin Oats and Slow Cooker Chicken

Happy Monday! I had a pretty busy weekend, so after a couple weeks of slightly more involved (for me anyways) meal prep cooking, I'm back to my usual lazy quick and easy method.


Are you sick of pumpkin yet? I sure hope not, because I plan on staying on the pumpkin bandwagon until Christmas. In that spirit, here's another pumpkin overnight oats recipe:

Pumpkin Overnight Oats


Calories: 373 | Fat: 8 g | Cholest: 0 mg | Sodium: 190 mg | Carbs: 50 g | Fiber: 10 g | Sugars: 22 g | Protein: 23 g

1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup non fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetend applesauce
6 tbsp egg whites
2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp raw sunflower seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tbsp cinnamon

Mix ingredients in a mason jar.Refrigerate overnight and then eat!


I made my slow cooker shredded chicken again this week. This is the easiest meal prep protein recipe ever. Just dump 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts into the slow cooker, add some spices (I like Mrs. Dash), cover with chicken broth, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.


Have you tried delicata squash yet? I saw it for the first time at Harris Teeter and picked it up on a whim. After chopping it up and baking it in the oven for 20 minutes with a little olive oil, salt and pepper it was delicious! Creamy and rich like butternut squash, but so much easier since you don't have to peel it. 

I also roasted a spaghetti squash and baked the seeds from both squashes. For some reason, I used to think only pumpkin seeds were good for eating. False. All squash seeds are delicious oven-roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper.


Monday: Fitness Blender Workout #13; Rec league volleyball
Tuesday: Fitness Blender Workout #14
Wednesday: Fitness Blender Workout #15
Thursday: Fitness Blender Workout #16; Coed rec league volleyball
Friday: Fitness Blender Workout #17
Saturday: Flag football playoffs, Late night volleyball 4s tournament
Sunday: Fitness Blender Workout #18


  1. I could never tire of pumpkin. I stock up on it at Thanksgiving, and use it all year. I will add this to my list of yums! Thanks for posting:)

    1. Thanks! Let me know how it goes if you end up trying it. Pumpkin's the best!

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