Take a look at the MASSIVE 1-week meal prep I prepared on Tuesday!!
Last week, I noticed that I ran out of a LOT of food very quickly and was too busy to do a second prep mid-week. That's why this week, I made sure I had MORE than enough food to work with! (Including lots of leafy greens, fruits & veggies that needed NO prep-work at all.) I ultimately wanted to make sure everything was prepped and ready to go this time around.
This prep took me about 3 HOURS total to wash, cut, prepare and cook everything. (Yes - the same amount of time as last week, with a LOT more raw veggies & fruits added for volume!) With everything here, I have more than enough to grab for lunch, dinner and snacks; however breakfast are prepared fresh daily using the leftover ingredients (aka. egg whites, greek yogurt & fruit).
(List is ordered from left to right, top to bottom.)
1. 3 Ripe Avocados
2. Grape Tomatoes
3. Fresh Strawberries
6. Baked Garlic Brussel Sprouts
7. Sautéed Peppers & Onions
8. 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
9. Baby Spinach
10. Lemon & Pepper Brown Rice
11. Fiesta-Style Ground Turkey
12. Liquid Egg Whites
13. Crispy Skillet Chicken Thighs
14. Cajun-Style Baked Chicken Breast
15. High-Protein Whole Grain Bread
See BELOW for the full recipe & instructions for all the prepared foods this week!
Baked Garlic Brussel Sprouts - Wash and remove the hard bottoms from your brussel sprouts. Coat in olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder. (Or fresh minced garlic!) Bake in oven at 400F for 20-25 minutes, flipping once mid-way.
Sautéed Peppers & Onions - Slice peppers & onions and toss in a heated skillet with a bit of coconut oil. Allow to sweat and become soft before mixing in chili powder and smoked paprika. Add a bit of salt & pepper to taste.
Lemon & Pepper Brown Rice - Cook brown rice in a saucepan over the stove. Once cooked, season with salt, pepper and a bit of lemon juice. Mix thoroughly.
Crispy Skillet Chicken Thighs - Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. Place in a heated cast iron skillet and allow to crisp up around the edges, turning once. Once chicken is cooked through, add a bit of fresh thyme overtop.
Cajun-Style Chicken Breast - Season chicken breast with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cajun seasoning. Bake in oven at 425F for 25-30 mins or until browned on the edges, turning once.