sunday meal prep 11/20/16

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Here, well, the weekend has been okay. But each week is a new start, so hopefully this next one can go better! One upside: This meal prep turned out pretty delicious! So let’s get right into it!

Enjoy!

Meal prep can help make your week easier and healthier! Check out my weekly meal prep and a free downloadable grocery list to get you started!

Our snacks were pretty basic this week: Our regular Cookie Dough Protein Balls and my grapes with cheese. Our salads were close to the same as normal, with one exception. I made some extra wild rice blend and added that to my salads. It turned out to be a great addition!

Some healthy snacks and mason jar salads to make your week easier!Mason jar salads with shredded buffalo chicken and wild rice!

We were running low on cinnamon bread and out of breakfast burritos, so those got made as well. They really make our breakfasts filling and a great start to the day!

Breakfast burritos and healthier cinnamon bread to make your mornings easier!

Now on to the main dishes! As I said in last week’s meal prep post, Draz really liked the General Tso’s Chicken, so he requested that I make more of that. I made a bit of a misstep through….I thought it needed a side and we had some extra green beans. So I found an Asian green bean dish to make with it! Great right? Well…the green bean dish by itself was great. But I packaged it with the General Tso’s….not so great.

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Lesson learned! Next time if I want to make a side dish for it I will package it separately. The sauce for each mixed together and it was not a great addition. I will be making the green bean dish again though, because it was tasty!

I also made Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Skillet, Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna, and Clean Eating Balsamic Pork Chops with Balsamic Brown Butter Asparagus! The pork chop and asparagus dish is a repeat and one that we always enjoy.

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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce
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This is one of my favorite side dishes to make! Quick and easy, yet fancy enough for a special dinner!
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce
Print Recipe
This is one of my favorite side dishes to make! Quick and easy, yet fancy enough for a special dinner!
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; toss to coat with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 for 12 minutes.
  2. Just before asparagus is done, melt butter in a small skillet over med heat. Cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat
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The other two recipes were new. I really liked both of them! That being said, Draz and I both think that the lasagna rolls we made before were a bit better, so we will probably be sticking with that one instead. The Chicken and Wild Rice Skillet was delicious and very filling! I think we will be repeating this one at some point!

If you want to follow along with this for your own meal prep, download your grocery list here!

What are you making this week for your meal prep? Have you ever made a side dish that didn’t go well with your main dish? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!

16 thoughts on “sunday meal prep 11/20/16

  1. I am completely impressed with how organized you are in your meal prep. I tried (once) to do a weekly meal prep. It just did not seem to work well for me. Any suggestions on staying motivated?

    1. Thank you Monica! It can be hard to get started! My top tips would be to start off small and make sure you have a plan! Maybe just cook for one meal, the one that you have the hardest time with. Also, just give it some time to get practiced. While in action it is just cooking, I’ve found that there are some different thought processes that go into meal prep. It takes a while to get the routine down.

      I do have a Meal Prep 101 post on the sidebar and am working on an Ebook to help people get started!

    1. You’re welcome Francesca! Meal prep is quite possibly the most important thing that I do to get ready for my week. I think it could help most people! :-) It makes the week much less stressful.

  2. Great recipes! We usually meal prep every Sunday and Wednesday. Makes lunch time so muvh easier. Helped me drop my baby weight within a month.

    1. Thank you! And it does! I love my meal prep, especially in how it helps me work towards my fitness goals! Glad to hear you have had a positive experience with meal prep too!

  3. I don’t normally do meal prep since I’m making meals throughout the week to be photographed, but during the holidays I do a couple of freezer meal prep sessions. I need a bigger freezer! 😉 The last set of meals look delicious!

  4. This is a great post! I’ve always found that the key to eating healthy is being prepared and having EASY food options handy. Otherwise, I tend to order out or just grab the fist junk food I have readily available.

  5. You’re so organized I am jealous:) I am committed to this once i get through the crazy of the holidays. My refrigerator is not very large so I need to get all those leftovers out. Thanks for the inspiration;pinning for sure.

    1. Thank you Andrea! That sounds like a great plan. I do this every week, so you can always check back for new menus and grocery lists for inspiration!

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