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Freezer Meal: Balsamic Roast with Roasted Carrots

You can't go wrong with a good roast, am I right?! This recipe has a lot of unique ingredients I wouldn't normally use in a roast (tamari, honey, red pepper, etc.), but the combination is DELICIOUS! And the carrots? Those would be the perfect side to a number of other dishes. I might need to add those to our regular vegetable rotation. 
Ingredients for Roast - Serves 6 (10 points per serving)
3 pound beef roast (chuck or round)1 cup beef broth1/2 cup balsamic vinegar1.5 tbs. tamari3 tbs. honey1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes4 cloves minced garlic1/4 tsp. ground clove1/2 tsp. onion powderIngredients for Carrots - Serves 6 (1 point per serving) 2 pounds baby carrots2 tsp. onion powder2 tsp. garlic powder1/2 tsp. each salt and pepperPrep Directions Place roast in freezer bag; add all other ingredients and massage to combine, then seal and label (NOTE: After making the pork chops, I decided it would be much easier to combine the spices/liquids in the bag first, then add the meat and massa…

Freezer Meal: Simple Italian Burritos

OK, so you might be a little confused about the concept of an Italian burrito. I was too before I tried these. I'm telling you, they're AMAZING. These little buggers taste like lasagna made a love child with a chicken burrito - the result is delicious! They're so tasty, in fact, that I had TWO servings before I counted the Weight Watchers points ... Whoops! It was worth it though ;)
Simple Italian Burritos (Serves 6, 16 points per serving)1 to 1.5 pounds shredded chicken or ground chicken (cooked)8 oz. container whipped cream cheese (regular works too, but whipped is easier to mix)8 oz. jar of sundried tomato spread (can substitute 6 tbs. sundried tomato paste of jar of sundried tomatoes, chopped)6 flour tortillasPrep Directions In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese and sundried tomato spread wellIn the center of a tortilla, spread roughly 3 tbs. of the mixture and top with 1/3 to 1/2 cup of chickenFold in ends of tortilla and roll; place in freezer bag Repeat with rem…

Apple Balsamic Pork Chops

I'm normally not a big fan of pork chops, but I was definitely a fan of these! Not only was I completely impressed with the flavor, but I was also impressed that these came from ME, given the fact that I was the one who assembled this recipe at our freezer party. (So glad I didn't screw anything up ... at least not this bag!) 
Kyle loved these, too. And my dad happened to be over at our house for dinner the night we cooked these, and he also gave them two thumbs up! 
Apple Balsamic Pork Chops - 6 servings, 7 points each 6 bone-in pork chops3/4 cup apple butter1/4 cup balsamic vinegar1/2 tsp each, salt and pepper1 tbs dried rosemary1 tsp onion powderPrep Directions Place all ingredients in gallon-size freezer bag; massage bag until combined and chops fully coatedSeal, label and freezeCooking Directions Remove chops the day before and let thaw in fridgePreheat oven to 375Dump contents into casserole dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until chops have internal temp of 145  This is the…

Freezer Meal: Honey Ginger Chicken

Did anyone see April? I'm not sure where the hell it disappeared to ... Oh well! I'm back in the blogging game, and I'm finally catching up on those freezer meal recipes I promised. To add to my awful blogger reputation, I forgot to take pictures for most of the remaining recipes. Just imagine it's delicious, OK?!

So here's what happened with the honey ginger chicken ... We didn't really like it at first. While Kyle and I did manage to clean our plates, Kenlee protested after the first bite (can't win 'em all, right?).

It wasn't bad ... It just wasn't all that great either. HOWEVER, Kyle and I turned the leftovers into something AMAZING! We cut the chicken into chunks and added them to bowls of brown rice and broccoli with some soy sauce - BOOYA! Everything was much better the second time around.

Honey Ginger Chicken - 4 servings, 11 points each

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts1/2 cup honey1/2 cup gluten-free tamari or liquid aminos…