Mexican Rice Casserole


When a casserole is both healthy and delicious, that’s a win win in my book! This comes together in a snap, and can be prepped ahead of time and then thrown in the oven during the week!


Rice Primavera


This side dish is so simple and packs so much flavor, it is great for a busy week night! The best part? This recipe only has 229 calories per serving!

I found this recipe in one of my new favorite cookbooks. It is a Cooking Light cookbook from 1997 that Dan found for me. It contains so many quick and easy recipes that are also low on calories! Be prepared to see a lot of recipes from this cookbook in the future!

Rice Primavera

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken flavored bouillon granules
  • 1 cup instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 can no salt added french style green beans
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan, bring to boil. Stir in rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, saute mushrooms and red pepper for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add in green beans, mixing, and saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice into vegetables, mixing well. Top with Parmesan cheese.

21 Day Fix Container Count (1/2 recipe)

1 yellow
1 green
1/2 blue

Veggie Fried Rice


This healthy and flavorful side dish comes together in a flash! It is the perfect pairing for your favorite Chinese food dishes, or could be eaten on it’s own. Experiment with your favorite vegetables, or even try adding chicken or beef right into the fried rice for a simple and quick dinner!

Meal Planning

Meal prepping is something I try to do weekly, but it is also something I struggle with. My struggle today? I’m trying to make a list of recipes and a shopping list while I’m hungry! This is NOT a good mix! Every recipe I think of sounds amazing, and looking at what I have, I am going to end up with WAY more food than I need to last me a week.

With that being said, I have definitely decided to try making baked chicken fajitas tomorrow. I can use this in so many different ways through the week, and it’s such an easy recipe!

Along with the fajitas, I believe I will be making some Mexican rice and maybe some salsa. I guess this week’s recipes will all have a Mexican theme to them! (Have you noticed I have a SERIOUS Mexican/spicy food addiction yet?!)

Check back for new recipes tomorrow, and to see how my meal prepping went. Wish me luck!