Meal Prep Freezer Burritos

Meal Prep Freezer Burritos | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Meal Prep Freezer Burritos are one of my go-to make ahead meals for when I am meal prepping for myself or cooking for others and delivering meals! They are filling, loaded with protein, delicious veggies, and so customizable. Plus they are super easy to make!

Meal Prep Freezer Burritos

These are also very freezer-friendly, which is a huge WIN! Make a batch, assemble, wrap them up, and toss them in a freezer for 2-3 months!

Meal Prep Freezer Burritos

Salsa verde chicken & taco meat as the protein in these, and then all your favorite customizable fillings!

Meal Prep Freezer Burritos

I always make these when I am cooking for a family (post-baby or when someone is sick). They are my go-to because it all comes together so easily, and they are DELICIOUS.

Plus, there is not much better than opening your freezer and realizing you have burritos waiting for you!

Meal Prep Freezer Burritos

Don’t want them burrito style? Make them into meal prep bowls!

Meal Prep Freezer Burritos

Meal Prep Freezer Burritos

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-08-17T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 4 hours 2017-08-17T04:00:00+00:00 Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 8 ounce jar salsa verde

Mexican Rice

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste

Taco Meat

  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon oil of choice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons salsa, you can use salsa verde as well
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder

Sautéd Peppers and Onions

  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil, more if needed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Other Ingredients

  • 8-10 homemade tortillas, corn tortillas, flour tortillas (if making for non-gluten-free friends), or my favorite Siete tortillas (Siete tortillas are gluten-free and paleo-friendly!)
  • 1-2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, or cheese of choice
  • 1/3 cup jalapenos
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 14.5 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup salsa of choice
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Make the slow cooker salsa chicken: Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Place in a slow cooker and add 2 cups of salsa verde, or just enough to coat the chicken. Set slow cooker to 4 hours on high. Check halfway through. Depending on how thick your chicken is, it might cook in less time.
  2. Make the rice: Place all ingredients in an instant pot. Secure the lid and using the "MANUAL" setting, set the Instant Pot to 5 minutes on high pressure. Once five minutes is complete, let the Instant Pot slowly release pressure for at least 10 minutes. Turn the valve to release the remaining pressure after 10 minutes. Slowly take off the lid and fluff with a fork. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. *If you do not have an Instant Pot, check below for stove-top directions!
  3. While rice cooks, make the taco meat: Place all ingredients into a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté until all of the meat is cooked and no pink remains. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  4. Make the sautéed peppers and onions: add oil to a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot add in peppers, onions, salt and pepper. Let cook until peppers are soft and onions are translucent. Set aside in a bowl until ready to assemble.
  5. Rinse and drain the beans. Place in a bowl until ready to assemble.
  6. Assemble: Place rice on the desired tortilla. Add either chicken or taco meat and any other add-ins you want! Fold in the sides, and then roll. Wrap in plastic wrap before freezing or eat right away. Wrapping with the gluten-free tortillas can be difficult. I recommend using less filling or making a taco bowl with the tortilla on the side. These will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months!
  7. To reheat: If you’re comfortable with the microwave you can use that, but I like baking for about 8 minutes or so at 350ºF!

Recipe Notes

  1. Mexican Rice on the stovetop: Place 2 cups of rice, 2 cups of water and sea salt in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn down heat and simmer on low until all of the water has dissolved. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Taste before setting aside until ready to assemble! Store the rest of the rice in a airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-6 days. Rice should be discarded if left at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
  2. Make the homemade tortillas!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 37

Weekly Dinner Plan Week 37 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This week is filled with some of my most popular recipes on the blog! From the spaghetti squash bake to the new copycat Chipotle Burrito Bowls, this week is filled with flavorful, simple, and absolutely delicious meals that are perfect for meal prep!

If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with free printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Meal Plan Graphic Week 37 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Italian Style Spaghetti Squash Bake [gluten-free, grain-free]

Tuesday: Copycat Chicken Burrito Bowls [grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant + VIDEO]

Wednesday: Greek Veggie Bowls [vegan-friendly, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, whole30 compliant]

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Watermelon Ahi Salad [grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Chicken Milanese [dairy-free and paleo-friendly if you omit the cheese, gluten-free]

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make breakfast throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The French Vanilla Muffins on page 48 and the Healing Tropical Smoothie Bowl on page 62 are perfect for HOT Summer mornings! Looking for BRUNCH inspiration? The avocado toast on page 58 is one of my faves! SO flavorful, filling, and customizable!

50 Back To School Gluten-Free Lunches, Dinners, and Snacks

Fifty healthy, delicious, and simple recipes that are perfect for this busy time of year! From easy packable lunches, perfect mid-day snacks, to simple and healthy make-ahead dinners! With back-to-school approaching (where have you gone, Summer?), this round-up will ease you into the school year with the ultimate kid-friendly (adult-friendly, too) recipes to make your life easier!

50 Back To School Easy Lunches, Dinners, and Snacks That Are Gluten-Free - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Packable Lunches

Sweet Potato Tuna Melts from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free if omit cheese, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, whole30 compliant if omit cheese)

Loaded Egg-Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, whole30 compliant)

Caprese Pesto Pasta from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, egg-free, gluten-free)

Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, whole30 compliant)

The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls From Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (*Make a paleo-friendly sandwich out of them*, 30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free)

Hardboiled Eggs, Chicken Apple Sausage, Cherry Tomatoes, and Grapes from Nom Nom Paleo (dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, whole30 compliant)

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free)

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free paleo-friendly)

Anti-Pasto Lunch Box from Super Healthy Kids (Substitute the whole what buns for my Everything Bagel Cauliflower Rolls to make this paleo friendly!)

Simple Lemony Tuna Salad Packable Lunch from Eating Bird Food (Dairy-free, 30 minutes or less, Whole30 compliant)

Raw Tacos with Spicy Zucchini Salsa and Creamy Cilantro Sauce from Gourmande in the Kitchen (Gluten-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free)

Mason Jar Zucchini Lasagna from Food Faith Fitness (Grain-free, gluten-free, and low-carb)

Meal Prep Cilantro Lime Chicken With Cauliflower Rice from Fit Foodie Finds (Paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free)

Peanut Noodle Salad In a Jar from Eating Bird Food (Paleo-friendly options, dairy-free, low-carb)

Tropical Sriracha Chicken Salad from The Healthy Maven (Paleo-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free)

Honey BBQ Baked Salmon Bowls from Cotter Crunch (30 minutes or less, gluten-free, dairy-free)

Honey Mustard Chicken Chopped Salad from How Sweet It Is (gluten-free, omit the cheese to make this dairy-free, low-carb)

Sweet Potato Noodles with Chicken and Tomato Basil Sauce from Inspiralized (Gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, and dairy free if you omit the cheese)

Chicken Salad on Celery Sticks from Super Healthy Kids (Grain-free, gluten-free, and low-carb. Omit the Greek yogurt to make this paleo-friendly and dairy-free)

Paleo Pinwheels from Fed and Fit (whole30 compliant, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

 

Weeknight Dinners

30-Minute Loaded Taco Skillet from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (whole30 compliant if omit cheese, dairy-free if omit cheese, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

30-Minute Thai Basil Turkey Bowls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (whole30 compliant, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Sausage and Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Pizza Stuffed Peppers from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Loaded Turkey Meatballs from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 Minutes or less, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo-friendly)

Eggplant Meatballs from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 Minutes or less, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo-friendly)

Zesty Chicken Bites from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken & Veggies from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (whole30 compliant, gluten-free paleo-friendly, dairy-free)

Cauliflower Baked Ziti from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen via Detoxinista’s cookbook No Excuses Detox (gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free)

Eggplant Pizza (with VIDEO) from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free)

Classic Chicken Soup from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (whole30 compliant, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free)

Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (whole30 compliant, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free)

Eggplant Rollatini from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (gluten-free and nut-free)

Chicken Milanese from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Snacks Everyone Will Love

Apple Nachos from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, paleo-friendly, vegetarian)

Mint Chip Energy Bites from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, Dairy-free, Egg-free, paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly)

Vanilla Maple Almond Sunbutter from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, egg-free, paleo-friendly)

Healthy Eggplant Parm Bites from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo-friendly)

Easy Kiwi Pops from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg free, vegan, paleo-friendly)

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Trail Mix Granola Bars from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly)

N0-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly, vegan)

Cherry Lemonade Smoothie from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free)

Very Berry Chocolate Protein Smoothie from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Vegan, dairy-free, paleo friendly)

Paleo Banana Verry Berry Muffins (with VIDEO) from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (Dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Smoky and Spicy Candied Cashews from PaleOMG (gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free)

Banana Sushi from Fit Foodie Finds (30 minutes or less, grain-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, egg-free)

Paleo Chia Pudding with Almond Pudding Parfait from Against All Grain

Salad Roll-Up (with VIDEO) from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free)

Happy Eating!

Pecan Popcorn Chicken

Pecan Popcorn Chicken (gluten-free, grain-free, low carb) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Pecan Popcorn Chicken makes for the perfect kid-friendly snack! Looking for flavorful, crispy, tender, and juicy popcorn chicken? This recipe is for you!  Made in partnership with the American Pecan Council!

Pecan Popcorn Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

When I think of popcorn chicken, I think of KFC. Though I would certainly not eat that now, I wanted this popcorn chicken recipe to be reminiscent of the crunchy, crispy exterior, with a tender, juicy center! This recipe is just that!

I am so excited to partner with my friends at the American Pecan Council to bring you this recipe!

Pecan Popcorn Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These chicken nuggets, or popcorn chicken bites, are nutrient-dense, so you’ll feel GOOD about serving these! Pecans are lower in carbs and higher in fiber compared to many other nuts, and they’re among the highest in monounsaturated fats, including the beneficial oleic acid that’s found in olive oil!

Pecan Popcorn Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Dairy-free, Grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly! Plus, that Cajun Garlic Dipping Sauce is truly AMAZING.

Pecan Popcorn Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Pecan Popcorn Chicken

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-08-17T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 minutes 2017-08-17T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

Pecan Mixture

  • 1 3/4 cup finely ground pecans, using food processor or pecan meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Egg White Mixture

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Other Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, pecan oil, or oil of choice, more as needed for frying

Cajun Garlic Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

1. Mix all ingredients for the pecan mixture in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
2. Place arrowroot flour and egg white mixture in two separate mixing bowls and set aside.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set next to the three mixing bowls.
4. Place chicken in the egg mixture, dredge in arrowroot flour, place back into the egg mixture and then dredge in the pecan mixture. Make sure to coat the chicken generously in the pecan mixture.
5. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Splash a drop of water in it, if it sizzles, it is ready to go!
6. Carefully, place the chicken in the hot skillet and fry for about 8-10 minutes, or until outside is golden and no pink remains. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
6. While chicken is cooking, place the Cajun garlic dipping sauce ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until just combined. Taste and adjust lemon and spices as necessary. Pour into desired serving cups and set aside until ready to eat.
7. Serve warm!

Recipe Notes

*Bake the chicken poppers instead of frying!
Pre-heat oven to 400 °F. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to the top rack of the oven and broil on high for 1-2 minutes on each side, until the outside is golden.

This post is sponsored by the American Pecan Council. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 36

Weekly Dinner Plan 36 (Paleo friendly) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Happy first week of August! I can’t wait for you to try these delicious, hearty, and refreshing Summer meals!

August is one of my favorite times of the year because stone fruit season is in full force. Scroll all the way down to see some of my favorite ways to cook with stonefruit in the late Summer months!

If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with free printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Meal Plan Graphic Week 36 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Stir Fry Spring Rolls (30 minutes or less, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: BRINNER: Spring Vegetable Quiche

Wednesday: Steak Salad with Cherry Salsa (30 minutes or less, Grain-free, gluten-free, Whole30 compliant if you substitute the butter for ghee)

Thursday: Grilled Caesar with Blackened Shrimp (30 minutes or less, paleo-friendly)

Friday: Out

Saturday: Lemon Garlic Chicken and Rice One Pan Skillet (egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free)

Sunday: Leftovers

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

Try the Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Rice and Mango Salsa on page 375! Bursting with delicious, flavorful spices!

My Favorite Ways To Use Peaches this Stonefruit This Season!

Add to salads: Kale, Caramelized Peaches, and Crispy Onion Salad or Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Crab Salad

Serve over pancakes: Cinnamon Crunch Peach Pancakes

Top with whipped cream for a delicious dessert: grilled peaches with cinnamon protein whipped cream and caramel


always if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Greek Veggie Bowls

Greek Veggie Bowls [Paleo and Vegan] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Greek Veggie Bowls with Greek Cauliflower Rice are a weeknight favorite of ours! Packed with veggies, fresh herbs, hummus, and so much flavor, these easy-to-prepare gluten-free bowls are a fabulous dinner or lunch, and perfect for meal prep!

Greek Veggie Bowl

I am loving all things Mediterranean, Greek, and Middle Eastern lately. If you tried my Mediterranean Fritters or Bowls, you know just where I’m coming from. The flavors are just so delightful, healthy, and fresh!  These Greek Veggie Bowls are simple and perfect for meal prepping or a quick meal any night of the week!

Greek Veggie Bowl

All those fresh herbs going into that cauli rice!

Greek Veggie Bowl

These bowls are loaded with:

Roasted or Grilled Veggies

Fresh herbs

Greek Cauliflower Rice

Hummus to top

Greek Veggie Bowl

Roasted veggie time!

Greek Veggie Bowl

Greek Veggie Bowl

Greek Veggie Bowls

Preparation 0:05 2017-08-17T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:45 2017-08-17T00:45:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

Grilled Or Roasted Veggies

  • 1 red bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 eggplant, cubed
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cauliflower Rice: (See notes for regular rice)

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1 bag cauliflower rice, or 1 head of cauliflower, riced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Everything Else

  • Hummus, for topping (homemade or store-bought)
  • Optional: crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread veggies across it in one single layer. Toss with extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. Bake for 45-5o minutes, or until veggies are soft and start to blister.
  3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in onion, garlic, and herbs and cook until the onion turns translucent. Add in cauliflower rice and lemon and cook for 5 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
  4. Assemble the bowl! Place roasted veggies and cauliflower rice in serving bowls of choice. Top with hummus, feta cheese (if using), and serve right away or store in an airtight container for later.

 

Recipe Notes

  • *To make this dish with regular rice, follow the directions on your basmati rice package, and add fresh herbs, garlic, and onion to the water while cooking your rice!