sunday meal prep 5/8/16

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful Mother’s Day! My parents came out yesterday and we had a wonderful, home-cooked meal. I’m so glad we decided to do that instead of going out to eat! 🙂 Even with it being Mother’s Day, I hope you are able to take some time to do a bit of meal prep today. It does so much to make the week go more smoothly!

The meal prep I’m sharing with you today was pretty basic. We were still pretty well stocked on treats and snacks, so most of the cooking was centered around our main meals. The one thing that I am excited to share with you….my Healthier Cinnamon Bread recipe! I have been making cinnamon bread as part of my breakfast for a long time, but a while back I decided to try to clean it up and make it a bit healthier. I’m happy to say that it worked out well and we love the result!

Enjoy!

Meal Prep - An easier way to eat healthy all week!

Mason-Jar-Salads
Our salads were pretty basic this week. I know, I keep saying that I am going to change up my salads, but I just love the buffalo shredded chicken. Do you have any suggestions? I would love to try some new salads!

Spicy-Goulash

This Spicy Goulash was actually a new recipe from Taste of Home’s 2008 Everyday Slow Cooker cookbook. As some of you know, this is one of my favorite cookbooks and one of my go-to’s when I’m stuck and nothing sounds good. We really liked this one!

Thai-Peanut-Chicken-Pasta-One-Pot-Garlic-Pasta

Are you even surprised? After the Thai Peanut Chicken Pasta was such a hit last week, Draz asked me to make it again. Which I happily did! Expect to see more of this one soon 🙂 And we hadn’t had this One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta in a while, so when Draz asked me to make this too, I was all for it. I love pasta! (if you couldn’t already tell that) Especially since Draz usually doesn’t make requests, so when he does I tend to go with them!

Healthier-Cinnamon-Bread-and-Grapes

This bread! Oh how I love this bread. It’s quick and easy to make, pretty healthy and oh so delicious. Enjoy!

Healthier-Cinnamon-Bread

Healthier Cinnamon Bread
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I have loved having cinnamon bread as part of my breakfast for a long time now, but I wasn't always happy about how healthy it was. Not so with this recipe! After a lot of adapting and experimenting, I created this recipe!
Servings Prep Time
2 loaves 20 min
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hr 10 min
Servings Prep Time
2 loaves 20 min
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hr 10 min
Healthier Cinnamon Bread
Print Recipe
I have loved having cinnamon bread as part of my breakfast for a long time now, but I wasn't always happy about how healthy it was. Not so with this recipe! After a lot of adapting and experimenting, I created this recipe!
Servings Prep Time
2 loaves 20 min
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hr 10 min
Servings Prep Time
2 loaves 20 min
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
Servings: loaves
Instructions
  1. All of these directions are using an electric stand mixer. If you are using something else, adjust as needed.
  2. In your mixing bowl, add bananas, eggs, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla essence. Mix on low until combined. Add unsweetened almond milk, then lemon juice; continue mixing on low.
  3. One cup at a time, slowly add whole wheat flour while mixing on low, scraping sides of bowl between each cup. After adding the last cup of flour, add the baking soda. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then mix on low briefly to fully combine.
  4. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon to make a cinnamon sugar mixture.
  5. Spray two loaf pans with cooking spray. Put 1/2 of the batter (or a little less) into the loaf pans; 1/4 in each pan. Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon mixture on top of the batter in each pan.
  6. Add remaining batter to pans, then sprinkle with last of the cinnamon topping. Swirl with a knife.
  7. Bake at 350 for 1 hr or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan to cooling rack.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information according to MyFitnessPal: 141 calories - Carbs 32 g, Fat 1 g , Protein 3 g , Cholesterol 16 mg, Sodium 116 mg, Potassium 120 mg, Sugars 17 g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 5%, Iron 5%

Nutritional Information is for 1 slice. Each loaf, for us, comes to 13 slices.

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That’s it for this week! Are you trying any new recipes this week? Do you have a favorite go-to cookbook? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!

I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and a fantastic rest of the weekend!

Sara

Want to get started doing meal prep for yourself? Check out these posts for my top tips and my staple recipes!

Need some extra inspiration? Check out last week’s meal prep for other recipes and ideas!