Sunday Food Prep Inspiration 73

Hi Friends!

Time for more Sunday Food Prep!


Last weekend I took advantage of the 3 day weekend and after getting up and working for a couple of hours, I had some fun in the kitchen. I made:



On Sunday I wasn’t feeling well, but with hubby’s help we still managed to get some prep done. He took over the grilled and grilled:

  • Potatoes
  • Meatloaf
  • Filets
  • Chicken
  • Corn

And I was in charge of the veggies and some breakfast bars!


Here’s what you guys have been up to:

Kristi at Becoming Supersonic

Top row from left to right has roasted carrots and parsnips, cherries, Roasted Lemon and White Bean Hummus (recipe from Simply Scratch), pineapple. Bottom row from left to right: wild rice with a little olive oil, shallot, parsley and apple cider vinegar, roast chicken and washed and chopped red chard.

I like to make a salad with the chard, roasted carrots and parsnips and some of the rice. I also like to add some goats cheese and chicken to that. The pineapple is for breakfast with yogurt or as a snack with some cottage cheese. The cherries are for snacks or to go with my lunch. And the white bean hummus is tasty on a pita or with fresh chopped veggies. 



Nora at A Clean Bake

It’s going to be a busy week, so I focused on preparing lots of ingredients that can be combined in different simple combinations, like stir fries and salads with proteins.
  • Chopped and washed veggies include raw cucumbers, carrots, daikon, zucchini, bok choy, lettuce, baby spinach, radishes, celery and lightly steamed green beans. In addition, I made snack bags of baby carrots to eat with hummus (not pictured) for weekday snacks. 
  • For breakfast, I made gluten free bagels, vegan (cashew) cream cheese, and crustless quiche. Also for breakfast porridges and lunch and dinner sides, there is quinoa and brown rice, which I make in huge batches every few weeks and freeze in small portions that I can defrost at the beginning of each week.
  • For protein, there are hard-boiled eggs, canned tuna, paleo veggie burgers, and baked chicken and fish.
  • I also pre-made some salads: kale and avocado, and a carrot and daikon slaw with raisins and peanut sauce. 
  • Finally, for dessert/sweet snacks, I made date-cocoa energy bites, rhubarb-cherry mini pies, plain cherries, and fruit juice popsicles (not pictured).




​With the warmer weather, much of my food prep time is spent chopping fruits and vegetables for use in salads or quick stir-fries.
– A few assembled salads to grab for work lunches
-Cucumbers for dipping in homemade hummus (not pictured)
-Assorted prepped veggies
-Salt and pepper pistachios in bags for midday snacks ​
-Pressed tofu blocks (not pictured) for grilling

In the photo are the following veggies, sautéed in a little olive oil and with plenty of salt, pepper, and oregano (of course!):
-2 chopped red onions
-2 sliced zucchini
-2 sliced eggplant
-2 sliced red bell peppers
-1/2 pound mushrooms
We also got Greek wraps, creamy goat cheese, and basil pesto, and made wraps that night! Other eats throughout the week included an egg scramble with feta, as well as a salad with baby romaine, olives, and hummus, all with this delicious veggie combo as a base! The longer the veggies sit, the better. I got the combo from here.

Are you food prepping this weekend? Send me your pic! I’m out of submissions!

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:

Top 10 Foods for Sunday Food Prep
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. For whatever reason, I got in my head that I can only do food prep on Sundays. Maybe it’s because work starts Monday and I don’t feel like I *need* to do it Saturday when Sunday’s are still a free day, but the problem was that it’s never happening on Sundays. So while I was making some plantain bread yesterday afternoon for my pre-long run dinner/breakfast, I decided to chop up the celery I still didn’t eat from last week and cook up some veggies who were on their final moments of freshness. It felt so nice to just GET it DONE! :)
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  2. I feel so good when I food prep, but it’s so hard to get started, especially on beautiful weekends like this! I’m going to try to prep salads for the week so I know I have a healthy go-to meal at work!
    Kim @ Racing Bananas recently posted..Sunday Spark #1

  3. I really need to start participating in this. I think it would help keep me on track to share pictures here.
    Danielle recently posted..Sunday Link Love: Money, Cats + Veggies {July 2}

  4. We’ve been out of town all weekend and didn’t have a lot of healthy options. I’m hoping for a healthy week so I’m going to make some quinoa and beans that we can mix and match for the week!

  5. Awesome prep this week!
    Matt @ Runner Savvy recently posted..Back At It

  6. This is nice prep. I wish I could do that much. I love to make food but lately I don’t get enough time. The most I do is make pancakes in the breakfast.

  7. I need to start joining the food prep train. I eat out way too often. Not only does it hurt the wallet, but I’ve started to notice it hurting the waist line as well! Love the blog! Going to continue checking your prep posts out to get some inspiration of my own.


  8. My first time reading your blog. I love this idea. You have to be very organized to prep — I will need more tupperware!
    Danielle recently posted..summer peach week 2014: Bourbon Roasted Peach Cheesecake

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