Today I have this week’s recipes and meal ideas (scroll down for those), plus I wanted to share with you a nifty food storage container that we are trying out. The containers are called Fitpacker Meal Prep Containers. They are made specifically to help you eat healthier by preparing healthy meals to eat at a later time.
The Fitpacker Original are the perfect size for individual meals (28oz.) and we have been using them for lunches and dinner on the go. There is also the option to get the Fitpacker Duo which has two compartments or the larger Fitpacker XL (38oz.) containers to accommodate a variety of meal types.
We have been using these containers for about a month and a half and they really help simplify things. They stack up really nicely, so I can store them neatly in a cooler bag when we will be eating supper in town and I love how sleek and simple they look when they are all lined up and ready to go. I don’t just use these containers when we are away from home either, they are also great for setting up snacks for the kids (sliced fruit and veggies) or pre-making my own lunch so that I don’t end up making poor choices because I am in a hurry and just grab whatever is quick. Another big plus for me it that they are made in the USA. Fitpacker containers are also BPA free, easy to clean and freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Specially contracted with a USA manufacturer to provide the most dense and highest quality plastic container they have ever made.
I was a little worried that the lid would leak when we packed up foods with liquids, but the lip on the tray and a well-fitting lid keep liquids from spilling out.
They are a great tool to have around for meal prep and it makes it easier to make healthy choices when you have your meals all ready to go.
The lids fit so well, that sometimes they are difficult to remove.
Fitpacker containers are on sale right now so the price on the Original size ranges from $13.99 for 7 containers to $21.99 for 16 containers.
*Fitpacker graciously sent us the Fitpacker Original containers in order that we could provide this review.
This Week’s Recipes:
Okay, this post is getting a little long, so I am going to keep the recipe information basic this week. But if you need some ideas on how to use the fish and game you have in your freezer, here you go!
Hamburger Salad– This is SO good, we use a little bit of cheese and this salad tastes like a Big Mac. We used Elk burger for this one.
Honey Soy Salmon You can’t go wrong with a Pioneer Woman recipe… This was easy and delicious. We had a problem with our rice (let’s just say, we had some uninvited guests) so I nixed the rice in this recipe and went with some Dreamfields Spaghetti noodles. I spooned some of the sauce from the fish over the noodles and the kids went especially crazy for that.
Loaded Nachos Another Pioneer Woman recipe, you can use Blue Corn Chips if you are trying to steer clear of too many carbs. This was a fun meal for the day we had one of the kid’s friends over. We used Elk burger for this one as well.
Taco Skillet Oh, man… If you need a quick dinner, this is the one. Brown some burger, open a couple of cans and you are set. We ate this over a bed of lettuce with a dollop of sour cream.
Elk Loin steak with mashed potatoes and salad. I salted the thawed steak, fried it in the pan and then sliced it with the potatoes and salad on the side. No recipe needed. The Pioneer Woman does have a great tutorial for how to cook a steak if you need something like that. I don’t use the seasonings she recommends, just salt and pepper and I do cook our steak just a smidge more than she does, but she has some great pictures that will help you get a good idea of how to cook a great steak.
That’s it for this week! Let me know if you try some of these out, or if you have questions about the Fitpacker containers. And, as always, I would love to hear your meal suggestions.