It’s been a while since I shared a meal planning and prep post. I probably won’t get back to doing these regularly, but considering that meal prepping is one of my 2016 goals I thought this would be a good time to share what I did during the first week of the year. Maybe there are others out there who need some inspiration as well!
Meal Plan Week of 1/2-1/8:
Saturday: Crock Pot Turkey Veggies Lasagna (this made several servings of leftovers for lunches and to freeze)
Sunday: Stuffed Bell Peppers (also had some leftovers from this meal)
Monday: Stir-fry with steak and veggies
Tuesday: Crispy chicken with baked potatoes and roasted broccoli
Wednesday: Burgers topped with avocado and sweet potato fries
Friday: Pasta, salad, meatballs
Most of my meal prep took place on Saturday, including preparing the lasagna for that night. Here is what I got done:
-made bacon and sweet potato frittatas to have for breakfast during the week
-made the lasagna (pictured is the leftovers)
-cut up veggies: carrots and mushrooms for the stuffed peppers, cucumber and green pepper for lunches
-cut up steak into cubes for stir fry
-cut up chicken (Rob grilled some of this for lunches during the week)
-made these muffins to bring to work as a snack
-made paleo fudge so we could have a sweet treat during the week
-as you can see there is a prepare package of stir-fry veggies in the picture. It made more sense to buy this than to buy all the veggies separately!
I like to plan more complicated meals for the weekend/earlier in the week so I can prep for them as much as possible, and then leave easier meals for later in the week when I am tired and don’t feel like cooking. Rob would eat tacos every day if I let him so I try to plan for them every few weeks, and they are simple so it works out well for me too!
What was the best meal you have eaten this week?
How often do you meal plan and/or prep?