During the week, we get a little busy with soccer, dance, work, and every other activity that comes to mind. Even when we are busy, I try to make the most out of meal time. I don’t want to be reliant on fast food places, even if that is what the kids want. I still want to have healthier meal options, rather than using our schedule as an excuse. This is a quick and easy meal that you can set and forget, because it’s made in a crock pot!
4lb pork loin
1 can of your favorite Mexican beer (I went for Tecate)
1 TBSP cumin
1 tsp basil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
Put the pork in the crockpot, top with seasonings, then pour beer into the crock pot. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours. Remove the pork when done and shred. We put the pork in a Tortillaland tortilla (our favorite), along with some cheese. Then I rolled it up, put a little more cheese on top and microwaved for 30 seconds. Once the cheese was melted, I topped this with hot sauce, sour cream, olives, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and radishes. It was like a salad on top of my burrito and it was great!
What are some of your go to meals when you are super busy but don’t want to eat out? Eating out can be expensive, so having healthier meal options at home is a great way to save money and also know exactly what is going into your food. It’s hard wanting your kids to be active, but then following up a meal with fried chicken or $1 burgers. I love to meal plan because this makes it easier for me to plan ahead and be prepared for those super busy days!