Having healthy food on hand makes is so much easier to stay on track! Set time aside on the weekend to grocery shopping and prep your meals for the week. This week I included some fall seasonal recipes because who doesn’t love pumpkin? Spaghetti squash with turkey marinara is also a great option and I love how it reheats. I added a little variety by alternating some foods between M/W/F vs. T/TH. I also included 21 Day Fix container count info for anyone on that program.

meal prep 5 meals
Meal 1 (Breakfast): Overnight pumpkin oats w/ 2 tbsp pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, peaches and 1 tsp. vanilla extract (2 yellow, 1 purple)
Meal 2 (Snack): 2 eggs with side of baby carrots & blueberries (1 red, 1 green, 1 purple)
Meal 3 (Lunch M/W/F): Sphagetti squash with turkey marinara  (1 red, 2 green, 2 tsp.)
Meal 3 (Lunch Tue/Thur): Spiralized zucchini with baked chicken & 2 tsp. olive oil (1 red, 2 green, 2 tsp.)
Meal 4 (Post-Workout): Shakeology Protein Squares (one scoop strawberry shakeology, 1/2 cup oats, 2 tbsp almond butter & 1/4 cup unsweetned almond milk blended together for each one) + an apple (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 purple, 1 blue)
Meal 5 (Dinner M/W/F): Baked Salmon with spinach, tomatoes, & cucumbers and balsamic dressing (1 red, 1 green, 1 orange)
Meal 5 (Dinner Tue/Thur): Chicken with a side of broccoli, cherry tomatoes and balsamic dressing (1 red, 1 green, 1 orange)
Extra: Bell Peppers, Cucumber Salad (not shown)

groceries before the prep

Above is a picture of most of my groceries before their prepped.

Grocery list:
5 peaches
1 carton blueberries
5 apples
3 small cucumbers
2 carton cherry tomatoes
1 bag spinach
1 bag baby carrots
almond butter
1 carton unsweetened almond milk
1.25 lbs chicken
.75 lbs turkey
.5 lbs salmon
4-5 medium zuchinis
1-2 medium squash
1 bag white mushrooms
1 bag white onions
1 can diced tomatoes
1 bag broccoli
1 can pumpkin puree
old fashioned oats
organic marinara sauce
olive oil
5 packets strawberry shakeology

5 day meal prep

Q: Where do you get your mason jars from?

A: Any Michaels or crafts store.

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.

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