Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 50

Hi Friends!

Time for some more Sunday food prep!

Here’s what I prepped last weekend:



  • Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs: All I have to do is add some sauce and noodles for dinner one night. (Similar to this recipe)
  • Baked Chicken: To use in sandwiches and on salads.
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin: Could be cut up and used in a stir-fry or eaten as is.
  • Quinoa Breakfast Bars: I pre-portion them so that my husband has a grab & go breakfast in the morning (Recipe here)
  • Baked Potatoes: Just remove from the foil and microwave when ready to eat.
  • Veggies for snacking: Perfect for munching on while getting dinner ready, with a little hummus!
  • Lettuce for salads: Cut, wash, spin dry and store in a ziploc bag with a paper towel. Press the air out of the bag before storing.
  • Hardboiled Eggs: Add one to your lunch or grab one for a quick snack. (Try this trick)
  • Guacamole: Perfect addition to wraps or try using as a dressing for your salad!

I’m also working on a freezer meals post so I prepped 5 of those to try. If they taste good, I’ll share them :)


Orange Chicken
Chicken & Dumplings
Beef & Broccoli
Cilantro Lime Chicken
BBQ Spare Ribs

Here’s what you guys have been up to:

Britney –

In the photo we have
Energy Bars (homemade!) – for before workouts
Trail Mix – for snacking
Tortilla Chips (homemade!) – for snacking and meals with salsa
Egg Whites – for snacking
Salads in a Jar – for work lunches
Greek Yogurt Parfaits – for on the go breakfasts
Pineapple/jalapeño Salsa
Chopped Apples (held together with a rubber band to keep from browning!) – for work lunches
Celery – for snacking
Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs – for work lunches

Not pictured I did some turkey burgers and lots of chopped veggies for quick dinners.

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Brittney at Sweets n Greens

I made pumpkin protein pancakes, whole wheat pizza (dinner tonight also!), cut pineapple, cilantro lime quinoa for burrito bowls, zucchini noodles, fresh tomato sauce, grapefruit carrot & ginger juice, and healthy pumpkin spice bars.

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Marisa from Uproot from Oregon

This week while hanging around the house on Sunday I was able to get a lot of prep done:
– Pumpkin carrot muffins for breakfasts on the run
– Farro for adding easy grains to lunches/dinners
– Lunches packed for Monday of leftovers that needed to be eaten
– Roasted carrots
– Sesame ginger baked tofu
– Baked white sweet potatoes for gnocchi
– Pumpkin steel cut oats
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Heather at Fit Mama Real Food
I spent a little bit of time on Saturday and Sunday getting some food prep in.  For our family, this isn’t just for the week.  With a new baby arriving mid February I’ve been needing to get some freezer meals made, so I worked those in as well, along with getting things made for the week.  In the first picture: puffed amaranth, homemade cream of celery soup, bbq cheddar chickpea burgers and homemade peach jam + plain yogurt cups.  In the second picture: beef and zucchini meatballs, cooked black beans, thai coconut sauce to go with meatballs and beef and bean chili.  If you want to read more, or find links to some of the recipes, here’s the link to my post on what I prepared.
Emily at The Apron Blog
This week I made, from left to right: Apple chips, kale chips, brown rice, sliced bell peppers, BBQ chicken in the crock pot for the boyfriend’s lunches, zucchini noodles, carrot sticks, roasted parmesan potatoes, slivered carrots, hard boiled eggs for breakfast, cucumber noodles, peanut sauce, chopped broccoli, hummus, steamed green beans, and homemade spring rolls with avocado for my lunches. All of this took me about 3 hours, which was a bit longer than last week. What took me longer was roasting the potatoes and baking the chips.
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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!


And finally, if you’re a blogger and you blog about your food prep, feel free to link up your post below! Please keep sending me pics to be featured in the posts as well, but I thought I’d give people a chance to link up to give you guys even more ideas and introduce you to some more blogs!


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. Hey there Lindsay – you’re really good at organizing foods. This is a really good blog to visit and learn from :)
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  2. Those chicken meatballs sound delicious! I can’t wait to hear how your freezer experiments go as I’m trying to get better with prepping more whole meals in advance so that during the week dinner is much easier to just throw together and there is less chance of takeaway.

    Another great week of food prep pics from other ppl too.
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted..Friday Favourites

  3. Those freezer meals sound fantastic….fingers crossed they are winners! Thank you so much for the oven egg trick- I’ve never thought to do it that way…living in a hotel at the moment and I’ve been boiling eggs in the kettle lol!
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..Spill it, Sundays #10- Possessions

  4. The freezer meals look delicious! No food prep today except for making things for the Super Bowl :)
    Emmeline@RunForThePizza recently posted..Just relieved it’s over

  5. I’ve got some food prep on the agenda for this afternoon after I do a little grocery shopping (I guess to pass the time during the super bowl 😉 ) – roast sweet potatoes, hard boil eggs, hummus, quinoa, baked tofu. YUM!
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..Weekly Workout Wrap-up + Winner

  6. Thanks for putting my food prep pic in the post! Your freezer meals look and sound delicious – can’t wait to see recipes for the ones that turn out good!
    Brittney @ Sweets ‘N’ Greens recently posted..{Workout Recap} Week of January 27

  7. You amaze me with all this prep and also inspire me to do this! Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs sound amazing and I’m in love with all those freezer meals!

  8. Can I hire you? :)
    Matt @ Runner Savvy recently posted..Would You Rather Running Survey #7

  9. You and everyone else that shares their food prep is so inspiring to me! I’m so glad you started this, makes me get my butt into gear. :). Thanks for including me this week too!
    Heather @ fit mama real food recently posted..2nd pregnancy: weeks 35-37

  10. Do you have a recipe for your guacamole?

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