sunday meal prep 12/4/16

Hey everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday week! Ours was pretty good, but nothing too exciting. Draz and I both worked over the holidays, so it didn’t really change much of our schedule or daily routine. I did decide to take a bit of a break from the blog last week due to the holidays.

But I’m back now and I’m super excited to be sharing this meal prep with you! Especially with the holiday season upon us, I find meal prep more important than ever! Our schedules get full with holiday events, family gatherings and more….it’s so worth the peace of mind to spend a bit of time each week on a meal prep for the coming week.

Enjoy!

Use meal prep to save you money, make you week easier and eat healthier! Plus now you can use my free downloadable grocery list to get you started and make things even easier!

For our snacks this week I tried a new energy ball recipe! I like these Funky Monkey Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls quite a bit! Draz thought they were okay, but I don’t think anything is going to replace his favorite Cookie Dough Protein Balls!

Healthy lunches and snacks help you stay on track during the week!

Other than those, everything was pretty standard. Our salads are still staying close to the same each week. I made a batch of our favorite Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins, some of which were eaten before I could even take the picture!

Having a variety of healthy main dishes to choose from lets you meal prep without getting bored!

On to the main dishes! We tried one new recipe this week for the main dishes: Chicken Broccoli Alfredo. This looked so good that we ended up each having a serving of it right after it finished cooking! Draz and I both really liked this one and will definitely be making at again. I did make a couple substitutions:

  • 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil instead of butter and olive oil
  • unsweetened plain almond milk instead of milk
  • evaporated milk instead of heavy cream

The other main dishes in this picture are Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup and Easy Chickpea & Potato Curry. Both of these turned out great! The soup smelled (and tasted) wonderful and I’m kinda obsessed with this curry right now. Not only is it pretty simple to make, it’s super inexpensive too!

You can make dishes for meal prep that are healthy and tasty, like this Cajun Chicken and Rice!

I also made 1 Pot Spicy Cajun Chicken & Rice and Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce. The chicken and rice recipe is so good and pretty quick to make! It turned out so flavorful! I did make one substitution: I used instant brown rice instead of white rice. I did end up simmering it a bit longer than the recipe calls for to evaporate a little more of the liquid too.

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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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That’s it for this week! Did you meal prep over the holiday week? What are you making for your prep this week? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!