Meal planning is a grind – I will be the first to admit that. Finding that perfect balance between convenience and quality is not always easy. Read on and let’s figure this out together.
Convenience. I like to make meals that I can do a lot of the prep work the night before so I could have an easy time the next day and just throw a fast and fresh meal together with ease. One of my secret weapons – burrito bowls. The great thing about Burrito bowls is that they are versatile so you can use a variety of proteins such as chicken, beef or pork and any of your favourite toppings.
Quality. Grocery stores are flooded with different brands of protein claiming to be the best in taste and process. I just want to know where our food is coming from so I find myself rather anxious about making a choice between brands because besides packaging, how could anyone really tell the difference? I tend to go on the recommendations of other people that I trust just to make my life easier. One brand that has been highly recommended to me time and time again is LiberTerre. Just like many of us, LiberTerre strongly believes that we should know where our food is coming from and they do this by managing every step of the production process so they can track their products from farm to store. Their proteins are traditionally raised, fed a healthy diet and are available at quality retailers across Canada.
Perfect, now let’s make a meal!
For this recipe, I have used LiberTerre Pork shoulder collar butt to make pulled pork. This cut is very inexpensive and I am quite happy knowing that LiberTerre products have no added hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products, are grain fed and raised in Canada. Using the pulled pork, I’ve put together a recipe for fun Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls but like I mentioned earlier, use whichever protein you like and make this recipe your own. The great thing about this meal is you can use it as part of a healthy meal plan. All of the ingredients are fresh and nutritious.
Here’s what you have to do:
Make ahead (night before):
Make the pulled pork (or chicken/beef) and the bean mixture the night before and then put them in your refrigerator until you need them.
Meal day what to do:
Reheat the pulled pork (or protein of your choice) in its juices and reheat your bean mixture on the stove.
Prepare: Burrito bowls, plain long grain rice, guacamole, shred your cheese, chop your tomatoes and other toppings.
I’ve put the recipes down below. Enjoy and happy meal planning!
*Disclaimer: The preceding post and recipes were created as part of a paid Partnership program with LiberTerre, however, as always, all opinions are my own.