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With a bridal shower, Thanksgiving, a bachelorette party, holiday prep and a big family wedding, I’m already feeling the rush of the season. I want to take the time to savor this season though, because it’s important and I enjoy it. Life just gets busy before Thanksgiving.
One way I try to slow down is with a simple, nutritious meal and a sit-down family dinner every single night. I love making easy meals all the time, but especially before Thanksgiving and other busy times to give myself and our little family a break.
MorningStar Farms products are a huge favorite in our house. We use MorningStar Farms products a few times a week at minimum to make easy meals that are manageable to put together while keeping our 1-year-old and 4-year-old entertained.
While we happen to be vegetarian, these meatless products are fantastic for anyone as a change of pace. My grandma loves visiting us and enjoys MorningStar products so much that we always send her home with a few boxes of frozen goodness. :) We shop at Target and they have a great selection of MorningStar Farms products.
I’ve talked a bit about meal planning with you lately. It’s been a real lifesaver for us. I’ve also started prepping meals right before I pick up the boys or the night before to make the rush of after school/after work and dinnertime just a little less stressful. Today’s recipe is a one pot recipe you can easily prepare for by chopping veggies ahead of time. After that, it’s a quick meal that makes incredible leftovers.
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/4 medium yellow onion
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 bag MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles
- 3 Cups vegetable broth
- 2 large carrots sliced (To save time, you can use 10 to 15 baby carrots instead)
- 1 sweet potato cubed
- 1 15 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1 green pepper chopped into bite size pieces
- 3/4 cup frozen sweet corn
- Small jar of medium salsa (mild is fine if you don’t like things a little spicy)
- 1 can of black beans
- Cumin (to taste-approximately 2 or 3 tablespoons)
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Chipotle chili powder or pepper (1 or 2 tablespoons depending on how spicy you want it to be)
- Lightly saute garlic and onion with olive oil in a large pot.
- Add half of the green peppers and sauté until soft.
- Add MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles, stir and cook until hot.
5. Add in carrots and sweet potatoes and let cook for five minutes.
6. Add fire-roasted tomatoes, salsa and black beans.
7. Add the rest of the green peppers.
8. Add frozen corn.
9. Add cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder to taste. Be sure to taste it and add in more if needed.
10. Let cook on medium high for 25 minutes.
Serve with sour cream or greek yogurt, shredded cheese and tortilla chips.
This recipe is hearty and delicious. It makes the best leftovers and is such a healthy comfort food for Fall and Winter. Enjoy!
We picked up our MorningStar Farms products at Target. They are in the frozen foods aisles.
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