You all know that I’ve been searching for cheap, easy and quick-prep meals for when the new baby arrives. I’m hoping that by the time the new little guy gets here I’ll have enough easy meals up my sleeve that it will be easy to meal plan for the week. I’ve mentioned before that our biggest issue is that I’ll be dairy free, Tom will be carb-free and Robert hates meat. All of this makes it very difficult for me to find meals that will satisfy everyone. While searching Pinterest for meal ideas, I found that crockpot fajitas salads would be a perfect match for us! I can skip the cheese and take extra veggies, Tom can get extra meat, and Robert can have the veggies, Greek yogurt and guacamole. Even better, this meal is simple. Everything is dumped in the crock pot and forgotten about until dinner. I’m so happy!
I buy preseasoned flank steak from Trader Joe’s. It’s the same price, if not less, than meat from Publix or Whole Foods and it is usually hormone free. I cut up the steak into strips, add 2 bell peppers and one onion, then I cook it on low for 4-6 hours. It’s that easy! If you don’t have preseasoned beef or chicken, just buy a packet of fajita seasoning in the ethnic section of your grocery store. Add the seasoning to the meat with a little bit of water before putting in the crock pot.
This meal cost us about $7 and made 4 servings! Can’t get much cheaper than that unless you choose to do ground beef instead, which I’m sure would taste just as good. It would be a taco salad instead! I might have to do that next.
We topped ours with guacamole and Greek yogurt instead of using dressing. I added cheese this time since I’m trying to enjoy all the dairy I can before I go dairy free again!
I know this isn’t a special meal or anything Pinterest worthy. Even so, I’m excited to have a new meal up my sleeve. I’d like to eventually post about all the meals I make that will be versatile enough to feed a family with various tastes. I’ll be freezing a couple bags of these in preparation for the new baby.
I’m still open to hearing more easy prep ideas that are versatile enough for us. Send them my way!