Meal prepping is designed to make healthy eating quick and effortless. We’ve teamed up with nutrition blogger Nancy Chen to prepare 5 days of meals including a healthy breakfast, a balanced lunch and a tasty snack.
Breakfast: Simple Sweet Potato Egg Bowl
This is one of my go-to breakfasts. It's quick to meal prep, stays fresh all week, and is the right combination of healthy fat, protein, and carbohydrates to keep me full. I pair it with a Zesty That’s it. Fruit bar for an extra kick and some fruit in the morning.
- 2 ½ medium sweet potato
- 2 ½ avocado
- 10 cage-free hard boiled eggs
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Cut-up organic Japanese sweet potatoes, tossed them in turmeric, cayenne, pink Himalayan sea salt, and black pepper, and roasted it in the oven for 30 minutes at 375°F. While they are roasting, I boil a batch of cage-free eggs for the week. To boil the eggs, place them in a pot with enough water to just cover them, bring to a boil, then shut off the heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Then, place in cold water and peel.
Add the sweet potatoes, eggs, and 1/2 an avocado to a container, then added red pepper flakes and more pink Himalayan sea salt on top.
Lunch: Vegan Rainbow Salad with Spicy Hummus Dressing
I love something that's on the lighter side for lunch. Veggies are easy to prep, taste wonderful, and don't make you feel weighed down or bloated during the workday. Plus, the more colors you eat, the more nutrients you're getting! I pair the salad with a Apple + Strawberry bar for some healthy sweetness at the end of my meal. (For Paleo, you can omit the hummus and use 1/2 an avocado instead.)
Ingredients for salad:
- 10 cups organic mixed greens
- 10 slices of steamed beets
- 1 ¼ cup frozen organic blueberries
- 1 ¼ cup frozen cauliflower + broccoli mix
- ¼ cup Hope Food cilantro jalapeño hummus (or avocado for Paleo diet)
- ¼ cup organic pumpkin seeds
Ingredients for dressing:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
- Black pepper
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: none
Instructions: Use a base of organic spring mix, spinach, and baby kale. Then add organic frozen broccoli & cauliflower, blueberries, steamed beets and a dollop of Hope Foods jalapeño cilantro hummus. Add one serving size into a container and portion out the dressing into five small containers.
Snack: Apple and Roasted Pistachios
I definitely get hungry in the afternoon and need a snack. Plain fruit with salted nuts is great for quick energy; the protein and fat in the nuts paired with the simple sugar from the fruit are perfect to power me through the rest of the work day.
- 5 apples (or fruit of choice)
- 1 ¼ cup of pistachios (or nut of choice)
Prep time: 5 minutes or less
Note from the author: As you can see from the above recipes - I typically like adding 1-2 That's it. bars to my meals. The fiber from the bars make the meals more filling!
Learn more about Nancy Chen at https://www.approachingpaleo.com/