Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 2

Hi Friends!

Happy Sunday. I can’t tell you guys how excited I am that you guys are loving this new Sunday Food Prep series as much as I am! I got a ton of submissions after last week’s post and every single one was awesome. Keep ’em coming!

So, are you ready for some inspiration?!


Kerry from Healthy Apple-Tite :

I made homemade granola for breakfasts and to mix into chobani, your frozen yog bars which are great as dessert! Hard boiled eggs to snack on & for salads, Chicken & tuna pasta pots to grab for lunches, I then made Buffalo chicken bites to snack on; recipe on my blog! And wholemeal blueberry muffins & your quinoa bars, for snacking or quick breakfasts!

Deborah from It’s All About Me Fitness :

I started prepping food on Sundays back in March of 2012 when I did my first round of P90X and it has been a practice that has stuck!  I am super busy and this is the only way I can count on having healthy things to eat all week!

This week I made: Butternut Squash Soup, Homemade Pasta Sauce, Steamed Beans for 3 Bean Salad, Baked Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Brown Rice Asparagus Risotto, hard boiled eggs, and your (to die for) Quinoa Breakfast Bars!


Shannon from Skinny Sometimes :

I started juicing just a couple of months ago and it is so much preparation… especially at 5 o’clock in the morning! To make it less involved in the early hours, I make “juice packs” every Sunday afternoon. Everything is washed and cut for when I wake up and all I have to do is throw it in the juicer and drink.


Tiffany from Love, Sweat & Beers :

I prepped by baking protein pumpkin bars (pictured), cooking chicken breasts, and chopping veggies (pictured).  I also have my computer handy in the kitchen so that I can reference recipes and listen to Pandora while cooking.  It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it!


Tara at Treble in the Kitchen :

These are all of my cut up veggies for the week for food prep inspiration :)  I feel like every little bit helps!!

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Kasey at Kasey Surfs :

Here is my Sunday Food Prep for this week. My boyfriend and I are digging the veggie soup I’ve been making lately with Organic Low-Sodium tomato soup, organic frozen veggie medley and organic northern beans! So good for cold nights. It cost less than $10 for all of this soup!


Sara from Fitcupcaker :

Here is my food prep for this week: I made Moroccan insprired quinoa salad- From With leftover quinoa I made Quinoa Raisin Granola Bars. I also made Paleo Pumpkin Walnut Muffins- great for breakfasts or snacks on the go! I am a nurse and I work long hours so I am always on the go! I always make a BIG salad that I can easily put in a container and take for lunches. I bought lots of avocado for salad topping and for tuna/avocado/egg salad :) And I made tuna patties!Great reheated for lunch!

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Cherie from Cherie Runs This :

No recipes. :-) It’s just all clean-eating foods–I have roasted chicken, quinoa, asparagus, broccoli, tilapia, shrimp, paleo banana bread muffins, protein waffles, chicken and tuna salads {made with Greek yogurt}, almonds and red grapes in there.

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Ashley from My Cats and I (Cooking) in Chi :

I recently started doing weekend food prep when I decided to change the way that I eat. I eat about 5 meals a day, so I need a lot of food that is easy to grab. My food prep does not change much from week to week. This weekend I have prepped:

  • Carrots
  • Washed and spun lettuce
  • Chopped red peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Hardboiled eggs (I bake them)
  • Asparagus
  • Chicken
  • Homemade Greek yogurt

The carrots will be for my afternoon snack, along with some hummus. The HB eggs will be my morning snack along with a piece of fruit. I have a really exciting life and eat salad at least 5 days a week for my lunch so I will use the lettuce, red peppers, cucumbers, chicken, and asparagus for my salads. The Greek yogurt may end up being one of my snacks, a breakfast, or a substitute for mayonnaise or sour cream in something else.

I will also be using some of the chicken for a dinner of polenta pizza this week! Non-food items that I also prep on the weekend include plenty of cold, filtered water in my fridge to encourage staying hydrating and vitamins and supplements that I take daily. Having everything prepped leaves me with no excuse to not eat healthy snacks and lunches! It also allows me a little bit of time to make dinners that might take a little longer.


Kristy :

I always tend to cook more on Sundays, which provides leftovers for Monday and maybe Tuesday if we’re really stretching things… but this is the first time I’ve prepped lunches and snacks for the week.  So excited to have the extra time in the mornings before I leave for the hospital for the day.  No early-morning tedious meal planning necessary! :)

I made:

  • Quinoa Breakfast Bars (with Michigan cherries instead of craisins)
  • A whole Spaghetti Squash
  • Roasted the squash seeds (why have I never cooked these before? Yum!)
  • Egyptian Fava Beans cooked with onion, tomato, tahini, garlic, cumin, and lemon juice
  • Chopped carrots for snacking


Aren’t these ladies so impressive? I love the wide variety of food that’s being prepped! I decided to cap each post at about 10 submissions…otherwise this post could go on for days! Check back next Sunday for more ideas.

Are you prepping food today? If so, be sure to snap a pic and send it to me. Here’s what I need from you:

Email me the following:
1. Your Name
2. Your Blog URL (if you have one)
3. A photo of your food prep
4. A short description of what’s in the photo. Tell me what you prepped and how you’re going to use it during the week!

Every Sunday, I’ll post a roundup of the photos I received that week so that you guys can see what others are preparing and hopefully get some inspiration and ideas! I’ll keep this series going for as long as I receive photos, so send one every week if you want to!

Send to: theleangreenbean <at> gmail <dot> com

Let’s chat: Did you get any good ideas from this post?!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. You’ve inspired me! I want to do some food prepping tomorrow!
    Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well recently posted..What’s Perfect?

  2. This is amazing! I love all the roundups here. Um, definitely inspired to get some food prep done. Probably not a ton, but at least something is better than nothing:)
    Lisa recently posted..Coffee Talk

  3. you are amazing! i can never food prep. My husbands training changes each day so we adjust our meals. Plus i like going to the store, odd I know. But if you ever food prepped for me, i think we’d be well stocked with lots of variety!
    lindsay recently posted..Run to Become

  4. Awesome! I’m KIND OF food prepping today. I asked my dad to make a stir fry and quinoa (with EXTRA) so that I can have leftovers for the week, especially for Wednesday when I have to eat dinner at work since I’m there so late. With the baked tofu I made, I’m proud of myself for thinking ahead for a great dinner to come this week. :)

  5. Lots of awesome ideas!! I’d better go get myself in the kitchen!! 😉
    kim@hungryhealthygirl recently posted..Southwestern Soup in the Slow Cooker

  6. Lindsay! Awesome job! I would love to have the recipe for the Egyptian Fava Beans from Kristi. Anyway to link that recipe? Everything looks so yummy! How could you possibly make wrong food choices with all this delicious looking food!
    Deborah recently posted..The Brewfest Essential Item

  7. This is a really nice weekly feature.. I especially love it when the writers share maybe one of the recipes that they cooked that week!

  8. Thanks for posting my food prep! I cant wait to try some of the others ideas and recipes!
    Sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted..Recipes: A Triple Threat

  9. I need to remember to take pics for this!
    Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted..Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

  10. Ok I need to get my organization on!!! I am starting food prep later today but I love the idea of getting everything in baggies for my smoothies each day! That way I don’t have to be putting it together while I’m half asleep!!
    Fancy Nancy recently posted..Hitting the Reset Buton

  11. This week I got lucky and got all my food cooked by my mama. See what happens when you go visit after a long time?! :)

    But next week would love to participate in this! Will motivate me to do a great job!
    Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog. recently posted..A Teacher’s Heart

  12. I love those juicing-kits! What a great idea. I don’t have a juicer but it looks like all those ingredients would work great in a blender too.
    Diana @ VeggieNextDoor recently posted..A Tale of Two (PPK) Potlucks

  13. Doing my own prep today — brussels sprouts and cauliflower and spaghetti squash! And going to try to make a lentil potato salad for the BF… thanks for the inspiration!
    Kristen@FollowingFit recently posted..Form Matters, and it’s Personal

  14. I totally love this and everyone has inspired me. I’ll send you pictures once I’m done!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Friday Round-Up: Put on your own oxygen mask first

  15. So much good stuff. There’s a lotta’ kitchen action going on today! :)
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers recently posted..Mediterranean Snacks Giveaway

  16. WOW! this is inspiring! I am working on planning out ideas for eating healthy in March and this post is just full of them! AND new bloggers for me to stalk 😉 I LOVE this! thanks for sharing!
    Ashleysh22 recently posted..Looking ahead to the Oscars 2013

  17. Now this is what I call SUNDAY FUNDAY!! :)
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted..MA! The Meatloaf… FACK!

  18. Juice packs are a great idea. It can be such a pain in the butt (and time consuming) to prep veggies/fruits each time you want to juice. Preparing a bunch of juice packs ahead of time is so ingenious. I bet I’d juice more :)
    alicia recently posted..starting fresh and upcoming guest posts

  19. All your food prep posts are so inspiring. I was just telling Kev about it today. We are going to try your burgers with cranberries this week. Yum!

    I love seeing how everyone does their prep. Gives me some great ideas.
    Angie @ Losing It and Loving It recently posted..Workouts to Keep Warm

  20. I am curious about a recipe for the chicken buffalo bites from anyone. Also starting to think maybe I need to do some of my prep on Saturday as well as Sunday since I share a kitchen. Maybe I can get them to try your Tuna and Quinoa patties. I made a double batch of the Quinoa breakfast bars today to share for after school or on the way to school for the nephews.
    Jennifer Speer recently posted..Weekend workout the search for the pull up begins


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