Meal prepping is a way of life. Set yourself up for success and make your work week so much easier by prepping some of your favorite foods in advance. Below are some delicious lunches you can’t go wrong with

1. Southwest Chicken Power Lunch 

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What’s in this meal prep: 

1/4 cup corn

1/4 cup black beans

1/2 cup Melissa’s Produce cherry tomatoes

3/4 cup shredded chicken

1/4 cup chopped Melissa’s Produce perfect sweet onion

1/4 cup pico de gallo

1 – 1  1/4 cup mixed greens (on bottom)

1/4 – 1/2 avocado (optional)

Instructions: 

Place mixed greens on bottom of your meal prep container (click to find where I get mine). Layer from left to right, cherry tomatoes, corn, shredded chicken, black beans, white onion and pico de gallo. Add avocado only when ready to eat and shake well. Feel free to top with your favorite dressing.

For those on the 21 Day Fix Program, this meal prep equals 1 red, 2 green, 1 yellow, 1/4 purple. 1 blue.

How to make shredded chicken (makes 4 servings): 
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
16 oz chicken breast
Flavorgod seasoning
Garlic powder
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth (or enough to cover chicken)
Directions:
Place chicken in pan with broth, seasoning and olive oil.
Bring to boil and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Cover and leave heat on low.
Continue to cook for another 45-75 minutes or until chicken shreds when you use a fork.
To shred chicken, it’s easiest while warm/ Use two forks to pull the chicken apart.

 

2.  The Meal Prep Master Lunch Combo

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Get the most out of your lunch break with this nutrient packed meal.

What in this meal prep:

3/4 cup shredded chicken

1/2 cup Melissa’s Produce baby heirloom tomatoes

1/2 cup mashed baked sweet potato

1 cup roasted broccoli and cauliflower

Extra: kombucha drink

 

For those on the 21 Day Fix Program or following Beachbody portion fix containers, this equals 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 1/2 Green.

 

How to bake sweet potato:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

With a fork, pierce sweet potato skin 5-6 times.

Place on baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender about 45 minutes – 1 hour.

 

3. Turkey Meatballs over Zoodles 

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What in this meal prep:

3 Turkey Meatballs (Instructions below)

1+ Cup of Zoodles (flash cooked on the stove)

1/2 cup marinara sauce

 

For those on the 21 Day Fix Meal, each meal prep equals 1 red, 1/2 yellow, 1 1/2 green per serving.

 

Meatball Ingredients:
Makes 4 servings, 3 medium meatballs per serving

1 lb of ground turkey

1 teaspoon of Himalayan Salt (or sea salt)

1 teaspoon of paprika

everything spicy @flavorgod seasoning (to taste)

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 – 1 cup diced white onion

1 can diced tomatoes

1 cup whole grain quick cooking oats

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tablespoon of dried parsley

 

Meatball Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Spray baking sheet and roll into 12 balls.

Heat for 15-20 minutes or until meat is cooked through.

Serve over zoodles (made from Melissa’s Produce zucchinis with a Spiralizer) and top organic marinara sauce.

 

Hope this shows you some delicious options to add to your weekly meal prep. Let me know if you have any questions!

Amanda
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