Recipes for the Busy SLP on the Go!
Last month, I brought you my favorite chicken enchilada recipe. Today, I am switching gears for this month’s SLP eats. This past fall, my husband decided a vegan diet was the best bet for his health. My kids and I did not immediately jump on the bandwagon. Let’s face it…if forced to live on bread and cheese, I could do it! I love my REAL cheese way too much! However, we did give a try during Christmas break with a few dinner recipes. It wasn’t too bad (but still added my real cheese!) and I did notice that I lost a few extra pounds. I wasn’t trying to lose weight but when you cut out the food I live on as a traveling SLP (aka fast food), it happened. So here is one of our new favorite recipes that is very healthy unless you add the real mozzarella cheese!!!
SLP MOM APPROVED LASAGNA SOUP
Let me start by saying this soup is DELICIOUS! I make it just as it is written in this blog post, BUT I cook it in my pressure cooker. I found the sweet spot for this one is 8 minutes on high pressure. Some posts recommend 5-6 minutes but that is for a regular soup. The lentils do not cook thoroughly at 5-6 minutes.
This soup hits the spot, especially on a freezing day of therapy visits. The kids and I add some mozzarella cheese (which makes it not vegan!) and some garlic bread. My favorite part is walking into my kitchen and smelling the basil and oregano cooking…yum!
So, what’s for dinner at your house?
If there is one thing that an SLP loves more than speech therapy, it has to be food! We use it in therapy. We raid the teacher’s lounge when it’s there…mainly because we have a more flexible schedule than teachers. I usually start thinking about my lunch destination around 9:30am each day. So is it a wonder why I am bringing you my most favorite chicken enchilada recipe today?
It’s requirement in Texas to love Mexican food. I know some that don’t care for it…but they are few and far between. I, for one, love it! I could eat tacos, enchiladas, queso, chips and guacamole all day. I found this chicken enchilada recipe several years ago on Pinterest. It’s delicious! We usually have it on Christmas. Yes, I make too much and we have leftovers for days. But that’s ok!
This recipe from The Novice Chef Blog is DELCIOUS! I like to cook my chicken in the crockpot while I am at work. Then I can come home, shred the chicken, prep the enchiladas and cook! I have also noticed it makes a difference on the tortillas. Good, soft tortillas make these melt in your mouth yummy.
So Why Is An SLP Blogging About Food?
Well, I debated with my self about adding this category to the blog. I listen to so many podcasts about keeping your focus and staying true to your brand. But here’s the deal. No matter whether we are an SLP, mail carrier or stay at home, we all must eat! With busy schedules, we don’t have time to make ridiculous 5 course meals.
Plus, it’s my blog. I can post what I want. If I want to post about enchiladas, queso, tacos, and pizza, then I am going to do it! You will be able to find all my favorite recipes right here in “The Hungry SLP” category!
What’s for dinner tonight?