It’s time to get your prep on with Weekly Meal Prep Menu: No. 3 !
Hey there! Welcome to the Weekly Meal Prep series where each week we feature 2 entrees, 1 breakfast, 1 salad and 1 snack or treat (and sometimes, a bonus recipe). Our Weekly Meal Plan Menus are designed to serve 4 people – or fewer if you don’t mind leftovers. This won’t be enough to feed you or your family for the entire week but it’s enough to put a good dent in the week. Feel free to add additional recipes or staple items like hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit, cut veggies, tossed green salads, salad dressings and more as your time (and energy!) allows.
Here’s how it works: Each Friday we post a new Weekly Meal Plan Menu here on the blog. For those of you on our email list (you’re on the list, right?! If not, SIGN UP HERE) you’ll get an email on Friday morning with the printable grocery list plus a link to that week’s menu. Then you can shop, chop and cook when the time is right for you. Of course, you can also download the printable grocery list at the bottom of this post, too – but being on the list means you won’t forget to check back each week.
To get the recipes, just click the image or link to get the printable recipe. You’ll find the grocery list after the recipes – just click the link below the photo to download and print.Save time and eat better with Weekly Meal Prep Menu: No. 3 #realfood Click To Tweet
Weekly Meal Prep Menu: No. 3
One-Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables – Any dinner you can make on one sheet pan with minimal clean-up is a winner in our book! Feel free to double the recipe if you want extra leftovers – they’re great for lunches and easy reheat and eat dinners later in the week.
Slow Cooker Chipotle-Chocolate Sweet Potato Chili – You think that recipe title is a mouthful? Just wait ’til you taste this Chipotle-Chocolate Sweet Potato Chili from Real Food with Dana. Flavor. Explosion.
The recipe serves 8+ so you can enjoy the leftovers or stash some away in the freezer for an easy meal later in the month.
Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon – The best days start with a hearty breakfasts like this hash topped with 1-2 fried eggs (or scrambled, if that’s yo’ thang). Making the hash on the weekend means you’re less than 10 minutes away from breakfast nirvana.
Easy Peasy Garlic Hummus – Homemade hummus is easier than you think! With just 5 ingredients, this garlicky, good-for-you hummus is easy on the wallet, too. Feel free to add your favorite add-in’s or spices like curry powder, Italian seasoning, sriracha chili sauce or fresh herbs.
Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread (from Paleo Running Momma) – We really don’t even have any words for this one! We bet you won’t be able to wait for breakfast for this amazing grain-free loaf studded with raisins and heavenly scented with cinnamon.
CLICK HERE to download the printable Grocery List
Tips for rocking this Meal Prep Menu
- The Slow Cooker Chipotle-Chocolate Chili makes 8+ servings. For a family of 4 – that would be enough for 2 meals. However, if you’re feeding fewer people you can freeze any remaining portions in freezer-safe containers with lids so you have an easy reheat and eat meal for later on.
- How to properly freeze leftovers: Allow leftovers to cool slightly before refrigerating. Once the food is thoroughly chilled, portion into freezer-safe containers (like these) then label and freeze. Allow food to thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.
Still not sure where to begin?! Learn our Top 10 Meal Prepping Tips here.
We often carve out time for a mid-week meal prep to carry us though the weekend. The same ‘rules’ apply here – 5 recipes and 1-2 hours max in the kitchen. Even if you can’t pull off a full prep, making just 2 recipes can go a long way toward saving your sanity in the second half of the week.
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