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Tomato Basil Chicken with Asparagus Meal Jar

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4 servings

 

This meal jar is the perfect go to for lunch and dinner on the go, and the jar creates the perfect portion control vessel. Try adding a sprinkle of parmesan to the rice or chicken to add a little extra flavor or switch out the asparagus for broccoli, brussel sprouts or sauteed spinach.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 lb. chicken breast, cubed

½ c onion, diced

1 c tomatoes, diced

½ c fresh basil, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

 

1 cup brown rice, cooked

1 lb. asparagus

Directions:

Add rice and 2 cups of water to small saucepan.  Cook on medium low heat for 30 minutes with the lid on.

Saute onions and tomatoes over medium heat until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Cook chicken and add salt and pepper to taste.  After chicken is fully cooked, top with fresh basil and remove from heat.

To cook the asparagus, heat ½ cup of water in a saute pan until it starts to simmer.  Cut asparagus into 3-4 inch pieces and add to simmering water.  Cook for 4-5 minutes or until asparagus is tender.

Layer ¾ c chicken mixture, ½ cup of rice and a fourth of the asparagus. Repeat in other 4 containers.

 

Healthy Meal Jars that You Will Love!

Healthy Meal Jars that You Will Love!

Balancing health and convenience is not always an easy task, but with a little planning ahead and a few simple ingredients you can create on-the-go meals in a snap that you will love.  After you’ve mastered the recipes below, get creative by switching out ingredients for other nutrient dense options.  For example, exchange barley or quinoa for the brown rice in the Tomato Basil Chicken Jar, or try adding some extra green to the Turkey Taco Jar with avocado, salsa verde or romaine lettuce.   

When planning your jar start with a foundation of protein, starch and vegetables.  Once you’ve decided on your main ingredients pick the flavor palette you’d like to add.  Greek and feta chicken with stewed tomatoes and couscous, curried chickpeas with quinoa and roasted zucchini, lemon dill salmon with roasted potatoes and brussel sprout… the options are unlimited so have some fun and getting creative!