It was a great Sunday in the kitchen this week! Lots of meal prep ideas thrown out to get me through the week….
I managed to make breakfast, lunch, a couple snacks and a few dinner for the week all in one day! Meal prep keeps me on track in terms of healthy eating and I stress less, because the cooking is already done for me. I can literally grab and go if need be.
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Let’s get started with meal prep ideas for this week. If you have questions about these meal prep ideas then shoot me an email at email@example.com.
- boneless skinless chicken thighs, eggs, 2% Greek yogurt, 1% cottage cheese and a variety of Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurts
- bananas, frozen blueberries, broccoli, romaine lettuce, zucchini and yellow onion
- Dave’s Killer Bread (thin sliced), whole wheat tortillas and Little Potato Company Microwave Ready potatoes
- maple syrup, green chile, sliced olives and a variety of KIND bars
Meal Prep Ideas:
- assemble yogurt parfaits
- make beef & bean green chile burritos
- shred lettuce
- bake chicken
- roast broccoli
- cook potatoes
- make waffles
- scramble egg whites
The very first thing I did was to make the yogurt parfaits. First, I mixed together the full 35 oz container of 2% Greek yogurt with vanilla protein powder. I divided that among five containers and added 1/3 (frozen and thawed) blueberries and 1/2 Tablespoon almond butter to each. Super easy, plus a healthy high-protein snack.
Next was to make the beef & bean green chile burritos. I browned the lean beef with 1/2 large onion (diced). While the beef was cooking I spread a can of black refried beans on to 8 whole wheat tortillas.
I also shred a medium zucchini using a cheese grater. To avoid a watery center to the burrito, I put the shredded zucchini in a paper towel and squeezed out as much moisture as I could.
Once the beef was fully cooked, I added the zucchini, plus 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic and 1 Tablespoon of salt.
After mixing that all together I divided it evenly among the 8 tortillas.
I wrapped those up, put them side-by-side in a large glass baking dish, covered them with green chile, olives and the shredded cheese. Once they were all assembled I baked them at 350° for 20 minutes.
While the burritos were baking I shred the romaine lettuce. I also had time to prepare the chicken thighs and broccoli. For the chicken, I cut the visible fat off each piece and seasoned with salt and pepper. For the broccoli, I spread the florets out on a foil-lined baking sheet, drizzled with oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.
Once the burritos were done cooking, I baked the broccoli at 350° for 25 minutes.
After the broccoli was done I put the chicken in the oven and roasted it for 20 minutes.
While the broccoli and chicken were cooking I microwaved the potatoes and added the seasoning that came with it.
Next, I scrambled 25 egg whites. In hindsight, I should have bought a container of egg whites, but this worked too! I cooked the egg whites on medium-low heat and divided them among five meal prep containers.
Once the chicken was done cooking, I allowed it to rest, sliced it and added 3.5 oz or so to a few different containers. Then I added broccoli and potatoes to those as well.
The last thing I did in terms of meal prep ideas this week was to make whole wheat waffles. I won’t lie, I had intended to make a double batch so that we had some in the freezer. After looking at the small amount of batter in the bowl I realized I only made one batch. Oh well, I can make more later, right?! I added two waffles to the containers with egg whites.
Well that wraps up meal prep ideas for this week! It took me a couple hours, but I have breakfast, lunch, a few dinners and snacks ready for the entire week!
Meal prep helps me stress less because I know that I have healthy food in the fridge so that I can grab and go. If you want a few tips for meal prep, then check out 5 Meal Prep Tips for a Smooth Food Prep Session.