The Sunday food prep inspiration just keeps coming! And i love it!
Here’s what I made last weekend:
- Green Beans
- Lentil Veggie Pot Pies
- Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes– half for snacks/half to freeze
- Spaghetti Squash
- Lentils to freeze
- Baked sweet potatoes
- Greek Yogurt Trailmix Bars to freeze
- Lasagna Soup
- Healthy Microwave Popcorn
And here’s what you guys have been up to!
“I made minestrone soup to carry my family through a chilly weekend while I’m away.” For the recipe, CLICK HERE.
Ananda (a reader who I now do crossfit with!) :
This weekend I made roasted pumpkin seeds, Banana Brownie Protein Muffins (from Petite Athleat), Bob Harpers Signature No-Oil Hummus, Simple Smoky Black Bean Burgers (from Edible Perspective), and roasted some butternut squash for pasta sauces and for quesadillas (inspired by your blog!).
Mitchell (another crossfit friend!):
This is how I prep. I make a breakfast frittata every Sunday to have for breakfast every morning since I go to the gym at 6am. I just take a piece and warm it up at work! Here’s the recipe: A dozen eggs, turkey breakfast sausage, onions, sweet potatoes, red and green peppers and zucchini. Season egg mixture with basil, parsley, garlic powder and a little ground pepper. Saute the veggies and sausage for a few minutes, add the eggs, cover and cook over low heat until cooked through!
Morganne of Nut Butter Runner :
This week’s Sunday food prep consisted of lots of staples that make putting together meals a breeze when it comes to the week. All too often there just isn’t enough time during the week. Each weekend I spend 1-2 hours putting together bases of meals, so each day can be different and I’m prepared for the week ahead!
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Spaghetti Squash
- Individual Spinach Herb Frittatas
- Baked Chicken
- Quinoa Breakfast Bars
I make a basic salad that’s full of romaine, spinach, cucumbers, bell peppers, and grape tomatoes so all that I need to do is add some protein to it! I baked some chicken and hard boiled some eggs, which I can easily cut up and add to this salad base. I can also add the chicken to the batch of quinoa that I made.
Some of my other favorite ways to have quinoa throughout the week are listed here:
- Butternut squash creamy quinoa salad
- Creamy quinoa salad
- High protein chicken salad
- Simple quinoa salad
I love hard boiled eggs for snacks or to make egg salad. Individual spinach herb frittatas and quinoa breakfast bars for breakfast or snacks also make going through the week easy. Prep once and have a week full of healthy eats!
Gabrielle @ Eat Drink Shrink :
- I prep on Sunday’s lots of hummus, I love to make a Spanish version as I love avocado’s and guacamole goes bad very quickly!
- I also like to make baked almond crusted tofu with the leftover almonds from making homemade almond milk! Just bake the leftovers and use as a flour replacement or crust tofu with it!
- I buy lots of fresh pomegranate and remove the seeds for an easy morning grab and go breakfast!
- Since there are so many options of great baked vegan goods I pick a few up for the week in case I need a little sweet something while studying! These are vegan doughnuts by the Vegan Divas in the NYC!
- I bake lots of kale and cinnamon and salt and vinegar sweet potato chips for a quick and easy afternoon snack! (I love my mandolin)
- I always make fresh Kombucha tea and sweeten it with stevia and store for when I need some natural probiotics when on the go!
- I like to make a fresh batch of baked cauliflower with garlic and rosemary for a evening meals as its a perfect addition to any meal and taste amazing!
- I like to have fresh almond milk ready for when I need a dairy alternative and make a fresh batch each Sunday!!
Annie @ Avocado Athlete :
Sweet potatoes + butternut squash roasted and chopped, quinoa, potatoes + carrots + parsnips roasted and chopped, trail mix (raw almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, raisins, and #veganchocolate chips), and lentils.
Brittany @ Healthy in Detroit :
Being a graduate student can really take a toll on someone’s health. Some days I’ll be on campus from 6am-6pm and the last thing I want to do when I get home is make dinner, or even worse make breakfast when I’m getting up so early!
I’ve realized that the only way to maintain a healthy lifestyle in a way that I can get enough sleep, homework/research done, and eat healthy is to prep some meals. Especially with living a paleo lifestyle, it means that a lot of food I need to prep from scratch, meaning a few hours over the course of the week in the kitchen.
This Sunday I made a meat crust quiche (made 6 pieces which means it’s enough for the whole week!), cut a green apple to top my spinach salad, & pre bagged carrots for my lunches. I also cut some fruit to make a fruit salad, and yesterday I made some crockpot shredded beef which will last me a few more days for lunch!
While prepping food takes time, I know that it’s worth it for my health, fitness, and sanity!!
Diana @ Veggie Next Door :
I wanted to bring something to the Oscar Party I was attending that could also serve as my lunches for the week. I decided on Pasta Salad (whole wheat noodles, of course!) and made one batch for the party following the recipe exactly (broccoli, peas, and diced tomatoes), and a second batch that I doctored up. For my lunches I used less oil and I added white beans, extra peas, red bell peppers, and celery. I made so much that both Mike and I will have it for lunch the next 5 days!
For breakfasts, I was inspired by an Indian Cooking Class that I took so I made a “Halwah” porridge out of Cornmeal, Carrots, Coconut, Raisins and Soymilk. I used a little bit of Coconut Palm Sugar and extra raisins for the perfect amount of subtle sweetness.
We also have celery, carrots, grape tomatoes, clementines, kiwis, and bananas for grab & go snacks.
Tiffany @ Domesticated Academic :
Christine @ Love Life Surf :
- batch of quinoa
- spinach soup for the kids
- black bean sweet potato burgers (your recipe)
- frozen yogurt bites
- apple bran muffins
I also made some rice (which we’ll use for the boys’ dinner some time this week), roasted veggies (for the boys’ lunches and dinners).
I used some of the quinoa in the veg burgers and I’ll use some to make quinoa blueberry pancakes sometime this week. Also planning on a quinoa, kale, avocado salad and maybe another salad for lunch. The spinach soup will be dinner one night this week and the rest goes in the freezer. Granola because everyone needs more granola. Ditto for the frozen yogurt bites. Muffins will be breakfast once this week, maybe a snack but the rest goes in the freezer.
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl :
I really try to make an effort to food prep during the weekend for the week ahead. Sometimes the food prep happens and sometimes it doesn’t. 😉 I will tell you, that it is much easier to make good decisions when you have healthy choices already prepared and ready to go. Last weekend, I did a major food prep session and I’ll tell you; it has been so nice to not have to worry about what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
My slow cooker helped me out in a major way! I used it to make Banana Blueberry Steel Cut Oats and a Southwestern Chili. I roasted tons of veggies to snack on and use as sides throughout the week. My favorite snack is apple slices with seed or nutbutter, so I experimented with a new flavor of sunflower seed butter this weekend, to have on hand for the week. This sunflower seed butter also went great with the steel cut oats.
Muffins are one of my favorite foods to have on hand because they can be a snack, breakfast or side. I made my Paleo Pumpkin Muffins, an old favorite and they didn’t disappoint!
Last, I made some homemade Coconut Cream Pie Larabars; which makes a great snack for the kids. Unfortunately, my husband pretty much hogged these from the rest of the family…..I only got one bar!
Whew! Inspired yet? I know I am!!
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!
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Let’s chat: What are you prepping this weekend?!