Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 48

Hi Friends!

We’re back with more food prep inspiration today!


Here’s what I prepped last weekend:



Here’s what some of you have been up to:

Arlene at Adventures in Weight Loss, Cooking & Life

I spent some time Friday after work making a menu for the week, and wrote down a list of to-dos Saturday night, so I’d be ready to get to work first thing Sunday morning. On my list:
— I hard-boiled a half-dozen eggs for lunches/snacks throughout the week. (Not pictured.)
— Made a batch of your Quinoa Breakfast Bars with mashed banana, but added dried pineapple and a little coconut instead of cranberries. I also used half coconut extract and half vanilla. The result smelled divine as it was cooking, so I have high hopes it’ll taste great for breakfast/snacks.
— Prepped some pork tenderloin for crock pot pulled pork and cabbage, using a recipe from the newest issue of Weight Watchers Magazine. It’ll be used for lunches/dinners throughout the week.
— Made mini meat loaves parmigiana, also from the new WWM. I ate one for dinnerSunday, saved one in the fridge and froze the other two for future meals.
— Bonus: I had to buy two packages of ground beef (both were about 3/4 pound, and the meat loaf recipe called for a full pound), so I whipped up some baked meatballs with the leftover burger. In the mix: chopped orange bell pepper, a little parmesan cheese, garlic and egg. I’ll either eat them for lunch (meatball sandwich, perhaps?) or snacks. Who knows? A few might make their way into an omelet …

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Claire at Flake & Cake

This year my resolutions are to cut back on sugar and treat myself more – so I cooked up lots of non-sweet treats! The coconut, flaxseed, cinnamon and banana cookies are great to pop in my handbag for snack attacks. My freezer is now filled with paleo, no-sugar chocolate almond cups, which are way too delicious and handy for those ‘need chocolate now’ moments! I made apple streusel muffins for breakfasts and snacking, plus a big batch of roasted veggies to add to lunches and snack on during the week.

Ester at Chocolate Runner Girl

  • Blackberries – Washed for breakfast and snacks
  • Homemade Soup – Full of chicken, veggies, tortellini and nutrients to help battle the winter cold!
  • Chocolate chip, banana & zucchini muffins – For breakfast on the go.
  • Chopped and shredded veggies – For lunches and chicken stir fry
  • Turkey chili – For dinner on these cold nights
  • Banana chocolate chip pancakes – More breakfast on the go!
  • Chopped lettuce (and not pictured: tomatoes & ground turkey) – For turkey taco salad
  • Quinoa – To pair with chicken and veggies for lunches
  • Grilled chicken – For lunches at work and chicken stir fry!


Morganne at Nut Butter Runner

Here’s what we have to start the 2014 off on the right foot!
For lunch/dinner:
For snacks:


Emily at More Than Just Dessert

After eating to my heart’s desire over break, I knew I needed to get back in the swing of food prep this weekend in order to start eating well again during the week.  I roasted spaghetti squash that I’ll use for dinners this week–I am amazed at how many different meals you can make out of it!  I cooked a large batch of quiona for salads and also baked quinoa pizza cups for grab-and=go lunches.  I also made sure to wash the large batch of strawberries I bought–having clean fruit for snacks makes me more likely to reach for them in the fridge.  I also made a large batch of salsa to use as dressing for my taco salads.foodprep1_6(1)


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 inspiration and tips? Read these:

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’?



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 reading these because they give me such inspiration to food prep! Today I am doing hardboiled eggs, turkey burgers for the week and a bunch of chopped red potatoes !
    Elizabeth @ Positive Change recently posted..Eating Our Way Through Our Mini Vacation!

  2. I wish I would get organized and prep more like you! I know it would help me stay on track. Your food always look delicious.
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun recently posted..Weekly Recap: 1/13 – 1/19

  3. I made a list of the meals I want to make this week – now it’s just to get the actual groceries for it!
    char eats greens recently posted..why i went vegan

  4. Wow! Great job on the prep and post too! 😉 I work from home so I enjoy being in my kitchen daily. Before things get crazy (I have 4 kids, so they often do!) I’ll prep slowcooker meals to go in my freezer. I’m all out now, so maybe time to get a list together! Thanks for the inspiration! Cecilia.

  5. Yay! Thanks for hosting this each week. love getting new ideas as well as sharing!
    Emily @ More Than Just Dessert recently posted..Did You Know? Fridays –Get Yo’ Exercise On!

  6. I know you’ve probably been told this…but you should do a link-up for this!! I really need to get better at food prep. It is Sunday and I have failed yet again with the prepping for the week. Drat.

    Thank goodness I work at a healthy cafe where I can bring food home!!
    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted..Would You Rather: Running Questions


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