I don’t know about you, but now that school is in full swing, we are busy! Between soccer practice, marching band practice, church, and driver’s ed, we have things going on almost every night of the week! Unfortunately that doesn’t leave a lot of time for cooking…or for kitchen cleanup.
In days gone by, the solution would have been easy, but unhealthy: I would have hit the drive thru. But now that I have health issues to consider, I need to cook easy, healthy meals that can be cleaned up in a hurry. And at least one night a week, Stargirl and I have to pack our dinner, as she goes straight from an outside class to driver’s ed, and then to youth group.
What’s a diabetic woman to do? Well, I’ll admit I’m still learning, but I tend to rely heavily on crock pots and yummy wraps on busy weeks. I also rely heavily on the internet for recipe inspiration.
A Week’s Worth of Dinners for Busy Autumn Evenings
This is a typical weekly menu for us when we’re facing a busy week.
- Crock Pot 5 Spice Chicken
- Roasted Veggies
- Rice for the kids
- “Mock” Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Tuna Patties
- Side Salad
- Turkey Bacon Club Wrap (recipe below)
- Celery Sticks
- Ranch Dip
- Pumpkin Turkey Chili in the crockpot (Really, is there anything better than chili before you head off to the local high school football game?)
- Low Carb Brownies (Friday is dessert day!)
You’ll notice the only night I’m actually cooking something that takes time is Tuesday. That’s because that’s the only day we don’t have something going on in the late afternoon, evening, so I take advantage of it!
This week I did my shopping at Walmart, because they’re the only place that carries my favorite low-carb tortillas (Ole brand) for my turkey bacon club wraps! Plus, I just had to try out our newly reopened Walmart Supercenter. I’ve been waiting a year for that store to reopen!
Now, on to my turkey bacon club wrap recipe. I love wraps for those busy nights we have to take dinner on the road. Wraps are easy to pack, but when you eat them for dinner, you need to make sure they’re satisfying enough to sustain you for the evening. My wrap contains plenty of bacon and turkey for the protein, and lots of guacamole and cheese for the good fats that will stave off hunger on a busy night.
Normally, I wrap my turkey bacon club wraps in Saran wrap as soon as I roll them up. They’re stuffed so full, they’d unroll otherwise. However, as you will notice, I kept one of my wraps unwrapped (that sounds funny, doesn’t it?) for a photo opportunity. Yum! Something this tasty makes a busy night away from the dinner table worthwhile.
What do you cook for dinner on busy weeks?
- Ole Low Carb Tortillas
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Cooked Bacon (two slices for each wrap you’re going to make)
- Sliced Turkey Lunchmeat
- Shredded Lettuce
- Spread each tortilla with guacamole. Top with shredded cheese, turkey, two slices of bacon, and shredded lettuce.
- Roll up tortilla and wrap in Saran wrap. Perfect for packing a lunch or dinner.