Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 3

Hi Friends!

Ready to be inspired?! You guys are ROCKIN’ the Sunday food prep and I’m loving every minute!


So, here’s what I made last weekend:



And here’s what some of you guys have been up to:

Emily from The Good Era :

My photo is attached¬†for this week, but please ignore my dog’s treats in the background ūüėȬ†My husband and I take salads to work almost every day, so most Sunday’s a get everything together¬†plus pack up two for Monday morning.¬† I chopped up some veggies for the rest of the week’s salads, roasted chickpeas,and hard boiled eggs.

I also prepped some brussel spouts for dinner tomorrow and made a batch of  No Bake Peanut Butter Bars for breakfast this week.


Tracy from I’m Hungry :


Beth from Running on Empty :

Here is my picture of my prep… peanut butter oat balls, blueberry baked oatmeal cups, soaked and cooked a bunch of black beans and made vegetarian chili in the crock pot. My husband is also cooking a bunch of brown rice tomorrow for the week.



This was my first week getting back on track with my weekend food prep. I have been doing it through out the week as I go and it felt awesome to take the time today to know how much easier my week will be now. These are some of the items I will be using to throw together quick healthy lunches to take to work with me: roasted chickpeas, beets and tofu to make some healthy salad combos, quinoa to throw in the mix with lentils and other bean I have to get ready. Then lots of fruit that is washed and ready for grab and go breakfast snacks and side dishes! So excited to have all the hard work for the week done!


Kasey at Well of Health :

Since I don’t get back from work until 6:30 each night, I tend to snack too much if I don’t have a quick dinner planned. Here is what I have prepared for this week:

  • Spinach and romaine salad with freshly grated¬†mozzarella¬†cheese for lunches and dinner sides. I usually customize the salad for each¬†occasion.
  • Batch of hummus for snacks and for Chicken Gyros¬†on Tuesday night
  • Lara Meets Luna Bars for snacks
  • Tuna Quinoa Cakes for Monday night’s dinner to go on top of the salad
  • Chocolate Quinoa Pudding (Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, stevia, quinoa) for breakfasts on-the-go


Brittany at Healthy In Detroit :

Quiche, burgers, apples cut for salads, & pumpkin bread.. All Paleo!!


Jen from Jen’s Best Life :

I prepped quinoa¬†to mix with salad greens or as a side,¬†Healthy Cooking Camp’s¬†Special Sauce¬†for the quinoa or salads, your¬†breakfast bars¬†for my boyfriend (they’ll be “snack bars” for me), chopped eggplant for my¬†easy Indian vegetables¬†recipe, chopped summer squash and zucchini for homemade pizza, hardboiled eggs for snacks and to add to salads, and homemade trail mix (almonds, peanuts, and raisins) as a snack.


Eliza from Eliza K Prints :

From left to right:¬†pre-cooked bacon for sandwiches,¬†hard boiled eggs for a protein fix mid morning,¬†steel cut oats for breakfast,¬†steamed broccoli,¬†blondies (for a sugar fix and so I don’t buy last minute junk) and¬†Ground Turkey Spaghetti (for at least two work lunches)!


Kelly :

Since I was out of town all weekend and didn’t get home until late last night, I had to prep all my food this afternoon.¬† Besides what I’ve got pictured, I’ve also prepped all my salad greens for the week, and organized my shelf in the fridge for easy grab and go snacks and meals for the week.¬† With everything I have prepared, there is absolutely no excuse for me to eat the candy, pita chips and Chex Mix we have at my work!

Clockwise from top left:

1.¬† The latest issue of Oxygen Magazine had featured a recipe for Pumpkin Cherry Protein Bars that I thought sounded interesting.¬† I gave it try, and love them!¬† It’s easy prep for a whole weeks worth of bars for pre/post workout snacks or even a quick breakfast to go.

2.¬† Fajita seasoned veggies and roasted veggies¬† – I’m trying to get all my veggie servings in every day, however, it’s really difficult when the veggies aren’t already cut and cooked.¬† Prepping two different types insures that I have no excuse for eating every single pepper, squash or sweet potato I’ve got in my fridge.¬† The fajita seasoned will go great chopped up in an omelet for breakfast, wrapped up in a tortilla for lunch, or served as a side with black bean burgers for dinner.¬† I’ll use the roasted veggies as sides for my lunches and dinners with the pork tenderloin or chicken I have planned for this week.¬† I’ll even eat them for a quick snack at work!

3.¬† Since I’m on my own for dinner on Tuesday and Thursdays (hubby and son at baseball practice), the broiled white fish will be great for fish tacos with the fajita seasoned veggies, or by itself with¬†the roasted veggies.¬† I can even flake it and put it in my eggs in the morning for a seafood omelet.

4.¬† Kale chips – WHY HAVE I NEVER MADE THESE BEFORE TODAY?????¬† OMG, these things are so delicious and addicting.¬† Even my husband (who sometimes questions my “clean” eats) absolutely loves these.¬† Neither one of us could keep our hands out of the container while we were making dinner.¬† I’ll be making more kale chips Wednesday for sure.¬† What a great way to sneak in more veggies!

5.¬† I make Texmati wild rice blend (a blend of brown and red rices with barley) weekly.¬† I LOVE it in the morning with scrambled egg whites!¬† I’ll also eat it at lunch with my fajita seasoned veggies, and at dinner as a side.


Diana from Veggie Next Door :

For breakfasts, I made a double-batch of Oh She Glows’ Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal¬†with a bag of frozen blueberries mixed in. ¬†For lunches, I added 2 cans of chickpeas and plenty of chopped celery to a batch of Daily Garnish’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Miso Sauce. ¬†I individually portioned them so that my fiance and I can just grab a container of each as we head out the door in the morning. ¬†Plus I chopped some celery and have some carrots and clementines on hand for some easy grab & go snacks!



How awesome are all those ladies?!! Be sure to check out some of those blogs!

Are you food prepping this weekend? Want to submit a pic to be featured in an upcoming post?! 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

Tweet and Instagram your pics as well to inspire others!! Use the hashtag #sundayfoodprep . Remember that in order for a pic to be included in the post, you have to email it to me! If you have more than one pic, please make them into a collage before sending!


Want more food prep inspiration? Check out the following:

How to Prep Food on the Weekend
Weekend Food Prep for Easy Weeknight Dinners
Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 1
Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 2


Let’s chat: Did you get any good ideas from this post? See anything you want to try?


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. I love seeing all these! Whoo hoo!
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  2. What great ideas! Thanks for the link love, I am really liking this series of yours!
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  3. Look how creative everyone is!! I have to go back and check out those “Lara meets Luna Bars”…. seriously, two of my favorites!
    Today I’m making lentil hummus, hardboiled eggs, and more of my granola bites that I made last night. Plus the usualy, PBJ, yogurt cups, veggies, lean proteins, etc. Kitchen is calling!
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  4. You gave me the idea to cook a spaghetti squash ahead of time . . . and it worked out beautifully for a quick and delicious week-night dinner. I’ve never thought to make kale chips ahead of time and keep them around as a snack. I wonder how long they “keep” and if they stay crunchy.
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Friday’s Five: I did it!!

    • yay! i’m so glad to hear that about the squash. not sure about the chips but i would guess a few days. i don’t like them so i don’t have much experience making them!

  5. Wow I wish i was as organized as you!

  6. This is my Sunday ritual now! I mostly do veggies and not complete meals, but baby steps work! :)
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  7. Thanks to you I am getting the urge to start weekly meal prep. At the moment we have no room in the kitchen to hardly even cook but my mom and dad are buying us a rolling kitchen cart for the dining room so we can get the microwave out of the kitchen. But I am working on ideas, you and your peeps have totally inspired me. I’m also cooking a lot more lately thanks to some of your yummy and easy recipes.
    Angie @ Losing It and Loving It recently posted..March 2013 Goals: Mix It Up

  8. Everyone’s food looks so yummy!!! The only thing I do for food prep ahead of time is make a menu for the whole month and then I do my major grocery shopping on the 1st of each month. Smaller trips are made throughout the month to restock perishables – milk, cheese, yogurt, produce, and bread for my hubby (my kids and I eat homemade bread).

  9. I NEED to try those sweet potato banana bites!! They look amazing :)
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  10. Amazing meal preps!
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  11. Look at all that food prep!! I was too pooped today to do food prep, so I’ll have to break out some of the freezer goods this week!
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  12. I didn’t have time to prep today :( This week will be rough!

  13. This is awesome! Love seeing how everyone is getting ready for healthy eating for the week.

  14. OK , I have been meaning to make those bars from Oxygen – now I really have to! :) SO, how did you prepare the kale chips? I finally bought kale to make them. I have so many recipes. I have to try since everyone talk about them.

    Also, I always feel like writing in this post : I AM NOT WORTHY”.. if you get the reference. You might be too young. :)
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  15. I REALLY need to improve in the area of food prep! Thanks for the inspiration :).
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Tempeh and Veggie Burritos

  16. The only food I prep for a few days in a row is spaghetti squash! I buy around 15 pounds at a time and that lasts me three nights. HA!! Five pounds a night – AWESOME! Clearly I like to EAT and have a slight obsession?
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  17. I love this series. So inspiring!
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  18. I love prepping food but typically I just prep lunches! I make pretty easy dinners anyways so I never prep those up. Breakfast takes me 3 minutes to make every morning and nothing to be prepped there! You can bet my crock is running every Sunday night though!
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