As you may know, my wife and I are both high school English teachers. Consequently, this means lots of grading, early mornings, and busy after school hours. The healthy biscuit recipes below stand out as essential meal prep options when we plan our week.
This post is the first of my Healthy Meal Prep Bootcamp series.
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Planning the week with Healthy Biscuit Recipes
Our meal planning sessions take place among legos strewn on the floor and screaming toddlers. And that’s OK. My wife and I usually sit down, map out the events we have and check which nights will be “cooking nights” and which nights will be “weeknight meals.”
A “weeknight meal” night typically means popping something in the oven that consists of a pre-cooked protein, sauce, and whole-wheat pasta. Also, If I’m adulting extra hard that week, I might have a pre-assembled casserole ready to be heated.
Biscuit basics: Equipment you need
My cast iron frying pan is one of my most-used and versatile cooking staples. I love the way that it keeps a consistent temperature. Honestly, it makes me feel a bit fancy when I cook with it.
I use this dough scraper when I want to cut the biscuits right in the pan or to shape scones. Also, it helps me to shape biscuits for my bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches (see below).
Biscuit cutters are a must for shaping perfectly round and well-sized biscuits, and I love using them for my one-pot chicken pot pie (see below).
Meal Prep Time!
I’ve experimented with different breads and buns during my cooking journey. For example, I’ve tried three-ingredient dough in many forms. Further, I’ve worked with different brands of store-bought bread, bagels, and English muffins.
I’ve found over time that the SmartPoints investment for most carbs doesn’t always match the satisfaction that I get from eating them. I’m a carb-lover. You’ve seen the commercials, right? I like pizza, and I love me a good sandwich.
(Try the Three-Ingredient Dough pizzas if you don’t believe me.)
As a result, I experimented until I found the best vehicle for a sandwich that is satisfying and healthy. That is worth it.
Biscuit Dough for the Win
My biscuits use real butter and real flour. Thus, when you bite into them, you get the flaky, satisfying and slightly salty bite for which biscuits are known.