How in the heck is it already Monday?! I feel like a broken record, but the weekend flew by and I had so much to do and hardly anything got done. I leave for Pittsburgh on Thursday and have hardly anything packed...YIKES! I made my packing list (OCD I know) and I have some things set aside, but I still have items I need to pick up. I think I need a glass of wine...
ANYWAYS onto meal prep. Between working overtime and trying to do a million things at once I needly majorly easy meal prep. BREAKOUT THE CROCKPOT! It may be July, but I never shy away from using my crockpot. Plus this meal prep took me less than 10 minutes including spiralizing the zucchini- a major win in my books! I know it's not traditional spaghetti sauce, but I don't eat beef and why not mix things up a bit? It's an easy, healthy meal that's packed with protein and can happily feed a family or be used for meal prep!
Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce
- 1 lb. organic ground chicken
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 8 oz. sliced baby bella mushrooms
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- dried basil, to taste
- dried oregano, to taste
- ground black pepper, to taste
- 14.5 oz. no salt added organic tomato sauce
- 14.5 oz. no salt added diced tomatoes
Spread the onion at the bottom of the crockpot.
Layer in half of the mushrooms, ground chicken, spices, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
Create a second layer with the rest of the mushrooms, ground chicken, spices, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
Cool and refrigerate any leftovers. For meal prep I paired the meat sauce with spiralized zucchini.
Nutrition per serving (make four 1 cup servings):
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 12 g||19 %|
|Saturated Fat 3 g||14 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 113 mg||38 %|
|Sodium 890 mg||37 %|
|Potassium 549 mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 16 g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4 g||15 %|
|Sugars 7 g|
|Protein 34 g||68 %|
|Vitamin A||26 %|
|Vitamin C||29 %|