Weekend Meal Prep

meal prep

Do you meal prep?

After a little Pinterest inspo, I set myself up to finally meal prep a few grab and go lunches on the weekend. I stuck to a pretty simple recipe and this is great starting off point for beginners. Here’s what made it:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes – I cut up a sweet potato into cubes and roasted them in the oven with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and a bit of dried thyme.

Hard Boiled Eggs – While they sweet potatoes were baking, I made a couple hard boiled eggs. In the end, I ended up making more because just one egg wasn’t filling enough for me. I like to cut mine in half, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and smoked paprika.

Steamed Broccoli – Lastly, I steamed up a bag of pre-cut organic broccoli and added them to my meal prep bowl.

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Overall, I ended up eating these bowls all week at lunch. They were filling enough and packed full of carbs and protein that I didn’t fall asleep after eating. I was energized and ready to work. However, I did require a 4 pm snack like an apple. Packed full of fibre and a bit of natural sugar to keep me going.

For the containers, I just picked up these clear rectangles from Target. They are dishwasher safe and BPA-free. Not bad for my first meal prep session! For future bowls I’m thinking of doing cut up roast chicken that I season with spices beforehand. Perhaps turkey meatballs with tomato sauce with spaghetti squash and steamed broccoli. I’m also thinking of making a bunch of healthy breakfast burritos and freezing those as well. Have you tried this before?

For MORE ideas – check out my Meal Prep Board on Pinterest!

breakfast burritos

See my Breakfast Burrito Meal Prep Idea here – Make 10 Burritos at Once!

Do you do any sort of meal prep? What do you like to put into your bowl?

 

 

  • Leah Leitch

    I like this idea – will try! We love hummus and like to switch it up by whirling in some roasted red peppers or sun dried tomatoes.

    • Oh yum! Hummus with some cut veggies and a hard-boiled and some crackers sounds like heaven for me 🙂

  • This is so simple I think even I could do it 🙂 I recently started eating roasted squash quite a bit and I’m really liking it. I agree, I think two eggs would be a little more filling than just the one. Looks super yummy!

  • Cheryl Elliott Steving

    Did the broccoli and sweet potato get soggy towards the end of the week? I really want to do this!

    • Not too soggy! I would try to eat it in 4 days instead of stretching it out to 5. If you’re worried, slightly undercook your veggies since you’ll be reheating in the microwave anyway 🙂