Veggie-Filled Meal Prep

Oh. My. Gosh. Y’all….seriously, this meal prep is delicious! I have been excited to share this meal prep with you ALL WEEK. 3 new recipes, including one impulse decided-to-make-during-prep type of recipe haha. Usually I’m not one to impulse make dishes that aren’t planned out, but this one I just had to give a try! And when you already have all the ingredients needed and ready…well, it’s an easy and delicious decision to make!

Get your week started right with this delicious, veggie-filled food prep for two!

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So, to kick things off, our snacks and smaller meal! The snacks were pretty basic – my celery and sliced turkey and Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls! The smaller meal was the impulse make, inspired by a recipe I saw on Instagram! These are basically a healthier and tastier version of cup noodles, and far more satisfying too!

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Mine included:

  • a mixture of curry base, chili garlic sauce and sesame oil on the bottom
  • frozen corn
  • shredded napa cabbage
  • chopped broccoli
  • cooked thin spaghetti

Overall, pretty basic, right!? But oh so good. You just add boiling water and let it “steep” for a while, then enjoy! And there are so many options. I think this will become a regular addition to our meal prep.

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For our main dishes this week – Skinny Lasagna Rolls, Slow Cooker Quinoa, Chicken, and Kale Soup, and Honey Sriracha Chicken Noodle Bowls! The last two were new to us and will definitely be made again! I can honestly say this is one of the best meal preps we have had in a while! It was so nice to mix things up and make some new foods, especially ones with veggies (Our veggies have been a bit lacking/basic lately)!

I didn’t even make much for changes this week! One main change to tell you about – For the Kale Soup, I used pre-cooked quinoa that I had in the freezer. I took it out to thaw the day before and added it in when I took the chicken out to shred. I wasn’t sure how well it would work, but it worked beautifully! I’m sure it would be great the way the recipe has it, but we had some already prepped that I wanted to use up first.

Want to give this one a try? Get your grocery list here!

So that’s it for this week’s meal prep! Have you tried any new recipes lately that you’ve loved? I would love to hear about them!

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my top 10 recipes for a quick and easy meal prep!

Love the idea of meal prep but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen? With the holidays upon us this is even more true! Well, here are my top 10 recipes to make your meal prep go more quickly and easily to help you get started!

I love meal prep, but you don't always want to spend all day in the kitchen doing it! So here are my top 10 recipes for when I want a quick and easy meal prep!

Slow-Cooker-Mongolian-Chicken
Recipe and photo by Carlsbad Cravings

Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken

Chicken-Vindaloo
Recipe and photo by Kitchen Dreaming

Chicken Vindaloo

kung-pow
Recipe and photo by Fit Foodie Finds

Clean Eating Kung Pao Chicken

chicken-potatoes-green-beans
Recipe and photo by The Magical Slowcooker

Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans

Healthy-unstuffed-cabbage-rolls
Recipe and photo by I Save A2Z

Healthy Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Chickpea-Potato-Curry
Recipe and photo from RecipeTin Eats

Easy Chickpea and Potato Curry

garlic-parmesan-pasta
Recipe and photo by Damn Delicious

One Pot Garlic and Parmesan Pasta

chicken-lo-mein-3
Recipe and photo by Andie Mitchell

Easy Healthy Chicken Lo Mein

Crockpot-Chicken-Potatoes-Carrots-Savory

Crockpot-Chicken-Potatoes-Carrots-Savory
Easy & Yummy Slowcooker Chicken
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 10-15 min
Cook Time
7-9 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 10-15 min
Cook Time
7-9 hours
Crockpot-Chicken-Potatoes-Carrots-Savory
Easy & Yummy Slowcooker Chicken
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 10-15 min
Cook Time
7-9 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 10-15 min
Cook Time
7-9 hours
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Place chicken into slowcooker. In a bowl, mix soup, onion mix and milk; stir and add into slowcooker. Add cut vegetables into the slowcooker and mix.
  2. Cook on low for 7-9 hours or high for 4-5 hours. When done, mix well before serving.
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Crockpot-Meatballs-and-pasta

Crockpot-Meatballs-and-pasta
Slow Cooker Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce
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An easy meal to throw into the slow cooker, this dish is delicious with minimal work!
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5-10 min
Cook Time
10 hrs
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5-10 min
Cook Time
10 hrs
Crockpot-Meatballs-and-pasta
Slow Cooker Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce
Print Recipe
An easy meal to throw into the slow cooker, this dish is delicious with minimal work!
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5-10 min
Cook Time
10 hrs
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 5-10 min
Cook Time
10 hrs
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (except noodles, cornstarch and 2 tbsp water) in slow cooker. Stir to blend. Cook on low for 10 hrs or high for 5 hrs.
  2. If desired, thicken sauce when cooked: Remove 3-4 cups of sauce from slow cooker. Mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water. Then add mixture to sauce and simmer on medium-low heat until sauce is thickened. Return to slow cooker and mix well.
  3. Serve with noodles.
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If you want to make your meal prep go a bit quicker, put a couple of these recipes on your menu!

What are your favorite recipes to make your meal prep go easier? I would love to hear about them, so please leave a comment below!

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sunday meal prep 6/26/16

Hey all! Happy Sunday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Ours was pretty good here, though busy. A few things are still being caught up on from me being sick last week, but I think I’m getting close to caught up! ┬áSpeaking of me being sick last week….This meal prep is quite possibly the shortest I have ever done. (keep in mind these are staggered by one week, so this post is for last Sunday’s prep) I was still feeling not-too-great, so I planned for quick prep meals and the bare minimum of active cooking. I also forgot to photograph the salads and the picture of the main prep isn’t my prettiest picture by far ­čÖü All that being said, I am really glad I still did my prep! I started feeling better on Monday and was back up and active by Tuesday and I’m so glad that I didn’t have to worry about the cooking then! All the food I did make was really tasty too, so at least there is that!

So with all that being said, enjoy this week’s prep! I even have a couple recipes that I don’t think I’ve shared on the blog before, so make sure to check them out below!

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