Meal prep ideas can be as intense or as easy as you need them to be. I wasn’t wanting to get too wild and crazy in the kitchen this week, so I prepared TWO no-cook meals to last me the week. I made No-Cook Burrito Bowls for lunch and overnight oats for a mid-morning snack! So simple, yet so delicious.
Some weeks I feel like cooking for a couple hours and preparing fun meals, but other times I want a relaxing Sunday with extra time for Mad Men! As you will soon find out… this was a Mad-Men-marathon type of weekend!
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- roasted shredded chicken, extra lean ground turkey, boneless skinless chicken thighs and 93% ground beef
- 1% milk, unsweetened almond milk, 2% Greek yogurt, 1% cottage cheese and grass-fed butter
- Brussels sprouts, broccoli, zucchini and green onion
- red grapes, Fuji apples and avocado
- eggs, Ezekiel bread and white corn tortillas
- black beans, refried black beans, diced green chiles, enchilada sauce, salsa, marinara and kosher dill pickles
Meal Prep Ideas:
First of all, I kept meal prep really easy this week. The first thing I made was the No-Cook Meal Prep Burrito Bowls from Monday’s blog post. Check it out if you haven’t already.
I chopped the shredded chicken, shredded lettuce and chopped green onion. Other than that, all I had to do was put each ingredient into the container. I added the lettuce, chicken and green onion, but also black beans, sweet corn, salsa and green chiles. Super simple and takes about 10 minutes to prepare!
Next was my mid-afternoon meals, which were pretty dang easy to prepare too! First, I mixed 1% cottage cheese with vanilla protein powder and then divided it evenly among the containers. Next I measured out some toppings.
I measured 1 Tbsp pepitas, 1 Tbsp Purely Elizabeth granola and 1/4 cup Uncle Sam’s Wheat Berry Flakes and put it in baggie for each day this week.
Then I made a one-pan chicken & veggies dish. I combined broccoli florets, red onion chunks and chopped red potato to a foil-lined baking sheet. I drizzled 1 Tbsp olive oil and mixed it together with my hands (I was wearing latex gloves).
Next I sprinkled 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp Italian seasoning over the veggies. Then I sprinkled salt and pepper over both sides of the chicken thighs and layered them over the veggies.
I baked this at 375° degrees for 20 minutes, then turned the oven to broil and cooked an additional 5 minutes. It turned out great! I’ll get a complete recipe to you next week!
Next, I had some extra chicken thighs and broccoli to roast, so I cooked the rest together at 375° fro 20 minutes.
Now I won’t lie, I almost forgot to make my mid-morning snack! I was going through the fridge and realized I had forgotten to cook oatmeal. I’d planned to make it in the slow cooker Sunday morning, but got distracted and forgot! Since I didn’t have time to use the slow cooker I decided to make overnight oats.
Yes, two recipes with zero cooking. Can you say lazy weekend?!?!
First, I mixed 1/3 cup rolled oats with 2 Tbsp 2% Greek yogurt, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder and 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk.
Then I mixed that all together and put it in the fridge.
The next morning I added toppings. I could have added them right after mixing, but I prefer to let the oats soak up the milk so they thicken before adding toppings.
Here are the combos:
- blueberries & peanut butter
- raisins, cinnamon, flax seed and maple syrup
- dried berries, pepitas and agave
- banana, peanut butter and cinnamon
Each day will be different, but they will all be delicious and healthy!
Well that was everything for meal prep ideas this week. If you are short on time then try one of the two no-cook meals I prepared. Both the burrito bowls and the overnight oats will be delicious!
Don’t forget to check out the No-Cook Meal Prep Burrito Bowls recipe from earlier this week. It is SO easy and a great addition to your meal prep schedule.