Each week I take a few minutes to think about what I want to eat throughout the week. I also think about how much I want to actually cook. Meal prep ideas don’t have to necessarily include a ton of cooked foods.
This week my meal prep ideas only require one thing cooked! I made my Healthy Enchilada Casserole to enjoy for lunch all week, but the rest of my snacks are no-cook recipes.
The warm weather keeps me from turning my oven on, plus I have not wanted to cook quite as much. I’m currently 37 week pregnant — only a few more to go!
I’ve tried to keep my meal prep ideas simple lately, because I’m lacking in energy and time. Check out what easy meals I made this week! If you have questions then please email me at email@example.com.
- watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, bananas, raspberries, blueberries and avocado
- spring mix lettuce & Sweet Kale Chopped Salad kit
- whole wheat bagels, whole wheat English muffins, Dave’s Killer Bread (Powerseed), white corn tortillas, Great Grains Raisins, Dates, Pecans cereal and a variety of Larabars
- 1% milk, a variety of Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt cups, provolone cheese slices, Havarti cheese slices and medium cheddar cheese
- deli sliced turkey and roasted shredded chicken
- dill pickles, dill pickle slices, sliced olives, refried black beans, enchilada sauce
- unsweetened applesauce, salted butter sticks and Cherry Pomegranate Crystal Light
Meal Prep Ideas:
I wanted to make my Healthy Enchilada Casserole to eat this week, so I pulled some lean ground hamburger out of the freezer to thaw. Once it was thawed, I used it to cook the enchilada casserole. I followed the recipe, but added some sliced black olives in a few of the layers too!
While the Healthy Enchilada Casserole cooked, I prepared a few no-cook foods for the week.
First, I made a dressing for the kale chopped salad that I bought. It comes with a dressing, but I wanted to make my own for a healthier option.
I combined 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar, 2 tsp Dijon mustard and a little salt and pepper. I whisked that together until it was well combined and poured it over the salad. Easy peasy!
Then I made five servings of my Meal Prep Overnight Oats. I used strawberry yogurt, vanilla protein and then topped them with blueberries and raspberries.
Another no-cook snack recipe that I tried this week was a 5-Ingredient Turkey Wrap. I layered Havarti cheese, deli turkey, mustard and spinach in a Xtreme Wellness High Fiber Tortilla. These are by far my favorite whole wheat tortillas to use and I find mine at Walmart!
Last but not least, I cut up the watermelon and cantaloupe to enjoy throughout the week. Both fruits have been really awesome for me during this pregnancy. They both have a high water content and settle well on my stomach. Plus, hello vitamins and nutrients!
I packed some apples and Greek yogurt each day to eat at some point as well. Most likely, I’ll pack a Larabar in my purse for a just-in-case snack. My days have included a lot more snacking and fewer big meals.
Lately I’ve been packing several snacks to eat throughout the day and I don’t always get to them all. My stomach hasn’t been feeling the greatest so I eat what sounds good at the time and will settle well.
Well that wraps up Grocery Shopping & Meal Prep Ideas for this week! Summer is a great time to try out a few no-cook meals, plus save you time!
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What did you prep this week?!?