MEAL PREP MONDAYS – ONE WEEK PREP

Holy meal prep batman.  This one tired me out for sure…I tried out a couple new things (tomato, basil and spinach egg white frittata and turkey patties) and threw together some salads which I don’t normally do while meal prepping.  No chance I’ll be getting bored with my food this week!
My George Foreman and oven were both running non-stop for quite a while on this one – let’s just say I didn’t think things through before I started cooking.  Like how the tray of sweet potatoes and broccoli could cook at the same time as the frittata.  And so could the mahi mahi.  Oh well, at least now I’ve got food for the week and don’t have to cook again, aside from throwing stuff in the microwave.

Recipes that aren’t linked are at the bottom of the post.  Here’s what I’ve got for the week’s meals (I just numbered the days since I’m posting this late)

Day 1:
Breakfast: Protein Pancakes topped with Greek yogurt and blueberry sauce
Lunch: Chicken with asparagus and pesto sauce (not pictured)
Dinner: Chicken breast and salad with homemade dressing

Day 2:
Breakfast: Frittata with fruit and yogurt
Lunch: Chicken breast and salad with homemade dressing
Dinner: Mahi mahi and green beans

Day 3:
Breakfast: Frittata with fruit and yogurt
Lunch: Turkey patty with broccoli and sweet potato
Dinner: Chicken breast and salad with homemade dressing

Day 4:
Breakfast: Frittata and 1/2 serving cereal
Lunch: Turkey patty with broccoli and sweet potato
Dinner: Mahi mahi and green beans

Day 5:
Breakfast: Frittata with fruit and yogurt
Lunch: Mahi mahi and green beans
Dinner: Out

Day 6:
Breakfast: Frittata and 1/2 serving cereal
Lunch: Turkey patty with broccoli and sweet potato
Dinner: Chicken and green beans (only chicken is pictured – ran out of containers)

Day 7:
Breakfast: PB&J overnight oats
Lunch: Turkey patty with broccoli and sweet potato
Dinner: Chicken and mixed veggies (again, only chicken is pictured)

Snacks – not all of these are pictured, I got too lazy to put them all on the table:
Tropical trail mix
Sea salted soy nuts
Fat-free cottage cheese with 1.5 tbsp sugar-free strawberry preserves
Peanut butter protein dip with apples
Fresh fruit
1 oz Butterball Turkey Jerky
1/2 Quest bar
2 egg whites and black pepper to microwave
Almond milk and Jay Robb’s Chocolate Whey Protein

Turkey Patty:

Servings: 4 • Calories: 184 • Fat: 3 g • Protein: 29 g • Carbs: 7 g • Fiber: 0 g • Sugar: 0 g • Sodium: 193 mg • Cholesterol: 123 mg
1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp parsley
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs

Directions: Mix it all up, form 4 patties and grill for 8-9 minutes on 375 degrees.

Chicken Breast and Salad with Homemade Dressing

Servings: 3 • Calories: 291 • Fat: 7.6 g • Protein: 39 g • Carbs: 18 g • Fiber: 5 g • Sugar: 8 g • Sodium: 330 mg • Cholesterol: 87 mg
Three 4 oz chicken breasts
4.5 cups baby spinach
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1 cup corn
18 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp olive oil
1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Grill chicken breasts until cooked through.  Whisk lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.  Divide all other ingredients into 3 servings, top with dressing.

Tropical Trail Mix
Serving size: 1/2 cup • Servings: 7 • Calories: 157 • Fat: 8 g • Protein: 4 g • Carbs: 20 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 10 g • Sodium: 18 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg
1 cup honey roasted soy nuts
1 cup banana chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup dried pineapple

Directions: Mix it up and serve.
Containers that you see here:
Rubbermaid TakeAlongs (square containers)
Sterilite Ultra Latch Locking Container (holding the turkey patties)
Glad Mini Round 4oz food storage containers
Tupperware Crystalwave (holding salads)