It’s time to get your prep on with Weekly Meal Prep Menu: No. 6 !
Bonus: It’s Whole30-friendly
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.
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Weekly Meal Prep Menu: No. 6
BBQ Meatloaf Muffins – Dinner that’s fiercely tasty and super cute? Oh yeah! These BBQ Meatloaf muffins will please the kids and the man-folk alike. And you’ll love that they’re just 7 ingredients. We keep them Whole30-compliant by using Matty’s BBQ Sauce from Tessemae’s but if you’re not Whole30-ing feel free to use your favorite sauce.
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili (includes Instant Pot and stovetop directions, too) – This hearty warm-you-from-the-inside chili takes just 10 minutes to prep and then 5-6 hours in the slow cooker. You can customize your level of spice by adding more jalapenos (or omitting them for a kid-friendly dish). We’ve also included directions for the Instant Pot and stovetop to give you options.
Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash – The name is a mouthful but so is the flavor of this one-skillet breakfast hash. It’s the perfect dish for a meal prep session because it requires more chopping and cooking than most weekday mornings allow for. Fry up a few eggs while the hash reheats and you’ve got a hearty stick-with-you-all-morning breakfast in just minutes flat.
Lemon Butter Sauteed Kale with Garlic (from Physical Kitchness) – We don’t care what food trends say – kale will always be in vogue when it’s sauteed in lemon butter and garlic. This simple side pairs well with those meatloaf muffins or any roasted/baked/grilled/broiled protein like chicken, pork, beef or fish – and can even be enjoyed with scrambled eggs and a side of sliced tomato for an easy, nutrient-packed breakfast. Keep it Whole30-compliant by subbing ghee for butter.
Thai Curry Cashews (from PaleOMG) – We love anything curry and these are no exception! This week we’re featuring a savory snack that can be made Whole30-compliant by omitting the coconut sugar in the recipe. You’re gonna love these – but don’t blame us if you can’t stop nibbling on them! Portioning them into single-serve containers is a great way to put the brakes on savory snacks like nuts.
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Tips for rocking this Meal Prep Menu
- Start with a clean kitchen. Clear the counters and unload the dishwasher so you can put any dirty dishes from the sink in there.
- Turn on your favorite tunes and grab a big glass of water or fill your favorite water bottle (we love these insulated 20 0z. cruisers for staying hydrated in style!)
- Start your meal prep sesh by prepping the Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili – if you’re using the slow cooker it’s going to take 5-6 hours to cook. The stovetop and Instant Pot versions will be shorter but require more hands-on cooking time.
- While the chili cooks, preheat the oven to 350°F and start preparing the BBQ Sweet Potato Muffins according to the recipe – peeling and chopping enough sweet potatoes for the meatloaf topping and the hash (3 medium sweet potatoes).
- Switch gears to the Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash and prepare according to the recipe.
- Finally, make those Thai Curry Cashews and start cleaning up and packing everything in lidded containers to store in the fridge for the week ahead. You’re done!
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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