Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hobo Packet Dinner

This meal is a blast from the past for me. I grew up making it over the campfire at summer camp. And with my mom at girl scout campouts (she was the troop leader). One day recently, it came to mind randomly and I knew I had to make it for my kids. So this is my take without the campfire, and the results are just as good as I remember! Bonus points for being super healthy, has great macros, and is downright delicious.

Got my hands on the new (ish) Quest Blueberry Muffin protein bar! This one is my hands down favorite new bar in a LONG time! 5 stars 💪💪💪💪💪 It was amazing both room temp OR warmed up for 30 sec in the microwave. I want to buy more to bake out into cookies; I bet they would taste just like blueberry muffins. Go try this one ASAP!

SCORED at GNC this past week; all this for $75!!!! Got the Quest bars for $11 PER BOX, that is less than $1 per bar and they normally run about $2.50 each. Got the box of ON bars free for buying the 5 lbs container of ON whey. Combining coupons and offers for the win. I saved at least 50%! Boom!

Side lying external shoulder rotation - a tiny weight is very effective here! I did 3 sets of 8 with a 5 lbs plate and am sore! That is a foam roller under my arm but you could use anything on hand. 

When you're trying to flex your back for #flexfriday but your glutes get you off task 😂 I do put a lot of work in back there!

New hair ❤ ashy silver "bronde", channeling my inner Daenerys Targaryen (if you read the books, the show got her so wrong)!

Alright, so onto the recipe. I had help from my #1 assistant, my daughter. She was a big fan of this recipe and loves that she can pretty much do all of it herself while I work observe ;) we have made it serveral times now and I think it will stay in regular rotation! P.S. Most recently I tossed some spinach over my packet when it came out, and it was a lovely addition of greens!

Hobo Packet Dinner

serves 1 (easy to scale up and down)

4 oz lean ground beef (I used 85%/15%)
1 red potato, sliced
1 medium carrot, chopped (or baby carrots, chopped)
0.25 cups onion, sliced
1 tbsp all-purpose meat seasoning (I used Chupacabra)
Optional- 1 cup fresh greens (I used spinach)

Prehet oven to 400*F. Tear a piece of foil about 12" long. Form meat into patty and place into center. Top with potatos, carrots, and onions. Sprinkle seasoning on top. Fold foil into packet, place on cookie sheet. Bake in ovenn for 45 minutes. If you want to add the greens, throw them on top of the vegetables in the packet as soon as they come out of the oven. Enjoy!

Totally forgot to get a pic with the spinach on top! *Imagine* it, k? Haha!

Nutritional Facts per serving:

If you have picky eaters, this might be one a recipe where they will actually eat their vegetables ;)