The time has come….I am back to work this week after 8 weeks or so of maternity leave. Not a big deal, I was ready. However, I needed to get back into the meal prep game!
I wanted to make a few easy recipes that were also quick. Some weekends I might have more time to cook, but until I get into the swing of meal prep with a baby I’ll have to keep my meal prep ideas simple.
Check out the meal prep ideas I had this week including make a healthy, yet simple lunch and overnight oats for breakfast of course!
If you have questions about these meal prep ideas or about the groceries I bought then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- lean ground turkey patties, eggs and a rotisserie chicken
- bananas, broccoli, petite carrots, romaine lettuce and two kinds of frozen vegetable blends
- 1% cottage cheese and a variety of Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt cups
Meal Prep Ideas:
- make chicken & rice bowls for lunch
- make overnight oats for breakfast
- roast broccoli & carrots
- cook turkey burgers
- slice lemons
- shred lettuce
- measure trail mix
- cook hardboiled eggs
For lunch this week I made some chicken & rice bowls. They were SUPER simple.
First, I deboned the rotisserie chicken. I took the Steamable Spring Veggies (2 packages) and cooked them in the microwave according to package directions.
Next, I cooked a Seeds of Change Quinoa & Brown Rice package. These are awesome because they only take 90 seconds in the microwave!
I combined the chicken, veggies & rice in a large bowl. Then I added 1 Tablespoon of Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Salt-Free Seasoning blend and 1 tsp salt and stirred it all together.
Finally, I divided it evenly among four meal prep containers and I had lunch for the week! It came out to about 1 1/2 cups of food per container.
Up next was to prepare overnight oats. I used my Meal Prep Overnight Oats recipe, but added 1 medium mashed ripe banana into the mix. Since I needed breakfast all week I actually made 5 servings instead of 4 but the ratios of ingredients were the same.
I used a Banana Crème Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt cup instead of plain yogurt in the oats so that it had a little extra banana flavor. Once I divided it all among the five containers I sprinkled each one with cinnamon.
Once breakfast & lunch were taken care of I cooked a few things for some quick dinners.
I roasted broccoli & carrots together at 350° for 20 minutes. Before cooking, I drizzled them with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkled them with salt & pepper.
While the veggies roasted I cooked the turkey burgers. I sprinkled both sides of all the patties with salt and pepper, then cooked them over medium heat.
The last few things I did included shredding romaine lettuce for quick side salads. I also sliced a few lemons so I could add the juice to my water throughout the week. It doesn’t take very long to slice one each morning, but it is now something I don’t have to think about!
I also measured out some trail mix to take for a snack. Each container received 1/4 cup of my Healthy Fall Trail Mix.
When I’d planned out my meals and meal prep I had originally decided to make hardboiled eggs.
I flat out forgot to make them on Sunday!
Instead I cooked them early Monday morning as I was eating breakfast. I used our steam oven to cook 15 eggs to eat throughout the week, but you could boil them as well.
Well that was everything I made in terms of meal prep ideas. If you have questions about these meal prep ideas or the groceries I bought then email me at email@example.com