• By Jessica DeGore
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  • August 5, 2020

A Full Day of Prepped Meals

Have you ever had one of those weeks where there are a million things on your plate and you have a ton to get done?? I know I’m not alone in having those crazy times of life. But how do we fit everything in?? Including our meals! While we see meal prep tips so commonly on the internet- buy in bulk, batch cook, plan your meals, etc. But I feel it’s not very often we see the breakdown of what meal prep looks like throughout the entirety of a day.  So let’s put those meal prep tips into actual meals. Today I’m sharing a full day of meal prepped meals for those crazy weeks. Enjoy this post on a day of meal prep and share your favorite meals in the comments!

Breakfast: Peanut Butter and Chia Oats OR Scrambled Tofu

Prep: Both these recipes can be made in advance and are super easy to reheat in the microwave.

Lunch: Mediterranean Salad OR Burrito Bowls

Prep: For the salad make the tabbouleh in advance and portion out the toppings. (You might want to separate the wet toppings from the greens if storing overnight). For the bowls cook the rice and pepper/onion mixture in advance.  Use canned black beans and jarred salsa.

Dinner:  Slow Cooker Summer Chicken over Cauliflower Rice OR Chicken Parm Meatballs with Pasta and Veggies

Prep: For the Slow Cooker dish you can prepare in the morning or the nice before, buy frozen or pre-riced cauliflower to add some veggies. For the chicken meatballs- follow recipe to make in advance. Prepare pasta and veggies and serve topped with sauce.

Snacks: Hemp Seeds Cookies OR Hummus Dip

Prep: Make cookies in advance following recipe (can be frozen)- recommend warming up in microwave before eating. For the hummus dip, chop cucumbers and red peppers in advance, prep according to recipe.

There are just a few ideas for a days of meal prepped recipes. Oatmeal is something I meal prep for the week on a consistent basis. Snacks like cookies are also great to have made on a Sunday to enjoy throughout the week. Kind bars make a great well balanced snack if you are looking to skip on the prep. I always recommend making an extra batch of meatballs and freezing them to pull out at a later date but they are also versatile for meal prep. And of course salads are pretty much my go to for meal prep, having lunch pre-made is a must and salads are a great way to make it easy.

Let me know what you like to prep! What’s your go to??

Jess DeGore RD LDN CHWC is a Pittsburgh based Registered Dietitian and Certified Health and Wellness Coach sharing healthy recipes, fun recaps from races and travel, and her non-diet nutrition philosophy at dietitianjess.com