Meal prepping food for the week can make your life so much easier and save you time in the long run! For this four day week, I prepped some of my favorites. Overnight oats make an easy grab & go breakfast especially if you have a busy schedule or are slammed between meetings & barely even have time to even go to the fridge. Salad jars help keep your ingredients crisper by using a special layering technique. Also new this week, I found purple yams from a market in Koreatown and I love that they have a slightly sweeter taste the regular sweet potatoes.
Meal 1 (Breakfast): Overnight old fashioned oats with 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder, 2 tsp. almond butter & mixed berries (2 yellow, 1 purple, 2 tsp.)
Meal 2 (Snack): two hard boiled eggs with purple yams and a side of baby carrots (1 red, 1/2 yellow, 1 green)
Meal 3 (Lunch M/W): Chicken salad jar with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, black beans, red bell peppers & balsamic dressing & an apple (1 red, 1 green, 1/2 yellow, 1 orange, 1 purple)
Meal 3 (Lunch Tue/Thur): Shrimp with edamame, tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, red onion, mixed greens & mustard vinaigrette dressing & an apple (1 red, 1 green, 1/2 yellow, 1 orange, 1 purple)
Meal 4 (post-workout): Shakeology blended with ice, water, with half a banana (1 red, 1 purple,)
Meal 5 (Dinner M/W): Zucchini noodles sautéed in 2 tsp. olive oil with ground turkey sautéed with onions mushrooms, & diced tomatoes and 1/4 avocado (not shown) (1 red, 2 greens, 1 blue, 2 tsp.)
Meal 5 (Dinner Tue/Thur): Tempeh with a side of mixed veggies sautéed w/ 2 tsp. olive oil and a 1/4 avocado (1 red, 2 greens, 1 blue, 2 tsp.)
– 1 carton strawberries
– 1 carton blueberries
– 4 apples
– 1 bag baby carrots
– 1 bag mixed veggies
– mixed greens
– 4 zuchinnis
– 1 bag diced white onion
– 1 bag white mushrooms
– red onion
– 2 carton cherry tomatoes
– 2 red bell peppers
– 2 yellow bell peppers
– 2 avocados
– 3 purple yams
– .5 lbs chicken
– 12 small shrimp
– 1 packet tempeh
– .5 lbs ground turkey
– a dozen eggs
– 1 can black beans
– 1 can tomatoes
– 4 packets shakeology
– old fashion oatmeal
– olive oil
Q: Where do you get your mason jars from?
A: Any Michaels or crafts store.
Q: How big are your salad jars?
A: About 24 oz.
Q: How big are your overnight oat jars?
A: About 16 oz.
Q: Where do you get the black containers?
A: Click here to buy the same containers from amazon.
Q: Do you get bored of eating the same thing every day?
A: No at all! I switch it up on a weekly basis and choose my healthy favorites that I don’t mind eating often. I also add different seasonings to keep things interesting.
Q: Do you pre-cook all your food at the beginning of the week or do you just cut it up and package it? Does the food stay fresh all week?
A: I personally like to pre-cook all my food! I keep it properly refrigerated and find that it stays fresh up to 5 days. If you prefer, you can totally freeze the last 2 days or cook 2-3 days at a time.
Q: Can you put any of these meals in the freezer?
A: I personally don’t but I know people who do but just remember to thaw it in time.
Q: So lost…use the colored containers and dump into the larger ones?
A: The colored containers are from 21 Day Fix/21 Day Fix EXTREME. I use it to help me measure out the proportions of all my food then put it into my black chefland containers for organization and mobility reasons.