Time for more food prep inspiration! Here’s what I did last week:
- broccoli and beans for snacking
- hard boiled eggs
- quinoa to make breakfast bars
- tuna salad
- marinated pork tenderloin
- lettuce for salads
- roasted sweet potatoes and red peppers + fruit for Squish
Unpictured: The night before I chopped carrots to snack on and during the prep above, I also made a big batch of guacamole.
I made everything in the picture above, plus the guac in about an hour and 15 minutes. I cooked the quinoa and the hard boiled eggs on the stove at the same time. While those were cooking, I made the guacamole and tuna salad. I also had a red pepper and sweet potato fries cooking in the oven during this time. Once all that was done, I put the corn on the stove to cook. While that was cooking I chopped the ends off the beans and put them in the microwave to cook. Once those were done I chopped the broccoli and lettuce and mixed up a marinade for the pork.
Later in the day I baked quinoa breakfast bars, peanut butter banana oat muffins and sweet potato bites. I made the breakfast bars first using the quinoa. While they were cooking I prepped the muffins. I took one out of the oven and put the next one in. While the muffins were cooking, I prepped the sweet potato bites and stuck those in as soon as the muffins were done.
Sunday for lunch hubby grilled some bbq chicken. He made extra so we’d have leftovers for lunches. Sunday night was Father’s day so we had dinner at my in-laws. Monday night hubby grilled the pork tenderloin and we ate it with veggies, salad and corn. Tuesday night I made Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Soba Noodles (except I subbed zucchini noodles) and I used the broccoli and some of the carrots I’d chopped + some of the corn and shrimp I had thawed out in the fridge. Wednesday night we went out to dinner with friends. Thursday night we made sandwiches with the leftover chicken and pork tenderloin. We ate the hb eggs, muffins and sweet potato bites for snacks throughout the week and I ate the tuna salad several days for lunch.
Hopefully this gives you a peek into how we make food prep work for us!
Here’s what some of you guys have been up to:
1) Sweet potato oat muffins for us and for PJ (our 10-month old)
2) Black bean and corn salad to go along with the grilled chicken I am making later this week. We’ll also have it as a snack. Mine with some avocado mixed in!
3) Roasted sweet potato and carrots for PJ
4) Chopped onions and garlic which I add to a lot of my food, so I just chop it in advance. This week it will be added to chickpea burgers and a batch of lentils.
5) Carrots for us to snack on with hummus
6) Hard boiled eggs to snack on throughout the week.
7) I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner today but saved some meatballs to freeze for a quick meal in the future.
8) Roasted broccoli for dinner and also (hopefully) for PJ to eat. He isn’t a fan, but I am trying them in all different ways to see if he comes around!
That’s it! I usually make my menu/shopping list on Saturday mornings during PJ’s nap and then we go off to do our shopping together. I can’t wait until he is old enough to help me prep! But really though I CAN wait because he is growing up too fast and I can’t handle it.
Deanna at Teaspoon of Spice –
- Washed, peeled and cut radishes and daikon
- Steamed green beans
- Baked chicken breasts
- Sauteed the greens from the radishes with olive oil and garlic
- Grilled chicken sausages
- Veggie quiche (using this recipe, but skipped the crust)
- Hard boiled eggs (not pictured)
- Chicken salad (not pictured) (also I am usually not this heavy on the chicken!)
- Washed and chopped lettuce and kale (not pictured)
Are you food prepping today?
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Want more inspiration and tips? Read these:
12 Ways To Use Leftovers
15 Freezer Meals & Snacks
Top 10 Foods for Sunday Food Prep
How to Prep Food on the Weekend
Weekend Prep for Easy Weekday Meals
How to Eat Healthy in College
How to Eat Healthy During the Week
And check out the Food Prep Tab for links to all the previous Sunday food prep posts!
Let’s chat: Are you prepping food today? Whatcha makin’?