With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind me, I’m back to my weekly meal prep. If you’re new to meal prep or unsure of the benefits it provides, I encourage you to check out my previous article here.
Cook Once, Eat Twice
One of my tips for simplifying meal prep is to utilize leftovers for the following days’ lunch. I often double recipes to ensure I have enough to enjoy for dinner and to pack for a tasty lunch the next day.
I’ve included links to suggested recipes for each dinner idea. I follow these recipes for most meals, however will occasionally create something of my own inspiration.
Shrimp & Quinoa Bowl
|Butternut Squash & Sausage Skillet||Taco Salad||Chicken Alfredo Pasta||Marinara Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs||Pizza, Chicken Wings & Salad||Dinner Out|
- Shredded lettuce
- Ground beef, cooked & seasoned with a packet of taco seasoning
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Tortilla chips, broken into pieces
- Diced red onion
- Sauteed peppers and onions
- Sour cream
Marinara Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs
- Cooked spaghetti sauce
- Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Turkey Meatballs
- Prepared marinara sauce
- Parmesan cheese
Pizza, Chicken Wings & Salad
- Frozen pizza
- Baked chicken wings with BBQ sauce
- Bagged salad mix with dressing