Happy Sunday, meal preppers! This week’s prep is perfect for cozy winter weeks and features a couple new recipes and one that recently got an update and facelift. I hope you enjoy it!
If you’ve never been here before, welcome! My meal prep posts go a little something like this: 1) meal plan (use any or all of it!), 2) snack ideas, and 3) links to the containers you see here. You can also download a free, printer-friendly version of the meal plan along with all of the recipes, nutrition info, and scannable My Fitness Pal barcodes. These printer friendly meal plans are exclusive content for email subscribers, but once you sign up, you’ll be able to access all my weekly meal plans that are available in printer-friendly format! I’m still working to update old meal plans with this new feature, but all future ones will have this available. And bonus – you can also access these plans early, sometimes up to a week ahead of non-subscribers!
If you’re new to meal prepping or want to learn more about how I meal prep, go check out my Meal Prep 101 page for more my meal planning tips and strategies.
The Meal Plan
You may notice that my weekly meal plans only account for 6 out of the 7 days of the week. Don’t worry, that’s intentional and there are a few reasons for it. First, food freshness is quickly fading by day 6 and I don’t like to push beyond that limit. Second, I like to leave a little room for spontaneity, so I give myself some space in my meal plan for one or two meals of takeout or dining out (usually on the weekend). You can adjust this meal plan to meet your needs, but I always share what I’m actually prepping and eating so you can decide if it will work for you too.
Shop the Containers
Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffins
These dairy free and gluten free muffins are like a bowl of comforting oatmeal in baked form. More dense and filling than a regular muffin, they’re packed with berries and great for meal prep. Plus they have 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per muffin!
Chicken Divine Casserole
This chicken, broccoli, and rice casserole, aka “Chicken Divine Casserole” is such an easy weeknight family meal or meal prep recipe, you’ll come back to it again and again!
Turkey Taco Salad
This hearty taco salad is made with high protein ground turkey that’s smothered in a yummy skillet sauce, then paired with corn, black beans, tomatoes, and tortilla strips. Finally, it’s topped with Avocado Ranch Dressing. This is my go-to meal prep salad!
Avocado Ranch Dressing
Classic buttermilk ranch dressing gets a zesty twist with the addition of cilantro, lime, and creamy avocado in this creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing.
Juicy Air Fryer Chicken
Meal prepping with chicken can leave you at risk of dried out chicken, unless you use my secret to the getting the juiciest chicken breasts every time! All you need is salt, sugar, and a few spices to make your own chicken brine at home.
Roasted Honeynut Squash
Honeynut squash is a petite, sweeter variety of butternut squash, and it’s perfect for roasting to caramelized perfection. Pair it up with a simple drizzle of maple syrup and butter or go for something bolder like sesame ginger dressing!
Sesame Ginger Dressing
I love pairing the bold flavors of sesame and ginger with squash. The brightness of the dressing is a perfect complement the earthy flavors and creamy texture of honeynut squash.
More Meal Prep Resources
More Weekly Meal Plans
Meal Prep Basics
Learn all my favorite techniques and tricks to keep food fresh and tasty, whether you’re freezing it for months, storing it in the refrigerator for the week, or prepping lunch for on the road without a microwave for reheating.