5 NEW Healthy Meal Prep Ideas | New Year Ideas!

5 NEW Healthy Meal Prep Ideas | New Year Ideas!



hey lovelies 20:18 is now well underway which means if you're anything like me it is time to start thinking about getting your eating back on track and of course as you know the best way to do this as far as I'm concerned is with meal prep so today I've got five awesome healthy meal prep ideas that are easy to put together and that you can be enjoying all week long we're kicking things off with a really beautiful crunchy rainbow meal prep now this one features my tasty herb and garlic quinoa a plethora of beautiful rainbow colored vegetables and then some really simple but really delicious herb and garlic chicken I'm gonna get started by mixing up my quinoa now if you've never cooked quinoa it's really simple it's two parts water to one part quinoa you always have the option to use broth instead of water if you want to add a little bit of flavor then to take it a step further I like to add a little bit of freshly grated garlic to my quinoa some freshly chopped parsley and a good helping of salt and pepper once that's all stirred together we can transfer it to the base of our meal prep box and then start layering in our veggies now in this case like I said I'm using a combination of some shredded red cabbage some thinly chopped carrots some yellow bell pepper some beautiful cucumber and finally for a little pink hue I love adding radish now I'm sort of obsessed with the peppery nature of radish but if you are not a fan you could always swap in some red bell pepper here now because all of these veggies are so Hardy you can go ahead and build this box two or three days in advance and not worry about your vegetables getting soggy which is always a big bonus to dress these rainbow veggies we are going to mix some olive oil with a little apple cider vinegar some honey and some salt and pepper I love keeping these dressings really really simple this is a great combination of sweet and tart you know I'm a big fan of that combination we'll whisk that together and then pour it over our veggies once again you don't have to worry about any of them getting soggy finally it will layer in some protein into this but in this case I am adding my herbs chicken breast now like to keep things simple I just drizzle on a little bit of olive oil sprinkle on some garlic powder some dried thyme oregano and basil and then hit it with some salt and pepper into the oven it goes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit that should take between 25 and 30 minutes but it really depends on your oven then I just slice it up and lay it on top of my meal prep you'll definitely want to make sure because of that chicken that you enjoy this box within 2 or 3 days of making it but my goodness how amazing does that look that's a lunch you can feel good about next we are celebrating lunch with some really beautiful southwestern flavors I am starting with some cilantro lime rice and then topping it off with these amazing chili stuffed peppers now the peppers are a great low carb option so if you are in a low carb diet you will definitely enjoy these and if that's the case you always have the option to replace the rice in this meal prep using some mixed greens instead to make my cilantro lime rice as I'm sure you can imagine I basically have to combine some lime zest and juice some salt and pepper and some cilantro into some cooked white rice I'm just going to give that all a good stir and then layer in the base of my container to make my chili step peppers I am going to start by of course making some chili I've got a skillet heating up on the stove with just a little bit of oil to that I'm going to add some onion cook that until it's nice and soft and translucent I'm going to add some minced garlic to that we'll let that get nice and fragrant after about 30 seconds or so it'll be time to add our turkey in this case I am using Turkey but you always have the option to use ground beef if you wanted to or veggie crumbles if you want to keep this dish vegetarian definitely up to you while we're browning that turkey we're of course going to season it up with a little salt and a little bit of pepper then once it's completely browned we can hit it with a good amount of chili powder you want to let that chili powder heat up for maybe 30 seconds or so just to help it reach its a maximum flavor potential then you can add your red kidney beans and diced tomatoes as those days tomatoes simmer away they will start to lose a lot of their liquid because of evaporation and what you'll end up with is this really a rich and flavorful filling that is perfect for stuffed peppers now I am a big fan of stuffing my peppers sideways as opposed to top-down I find they cook a lot better that way so I have essentially cut my peppers in half remove the chorus and I'm just going to use a spoon to transfer my stuffing into my peppers then I'm going to get them into the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for between 15 and 20 minutes because our filling is cooked we're really just looking for that pepper to start to soften up once those peppers are nice and soft you can get these out of the oven top them with a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese and really as long as you do this when they're still hot you don't even have to worry about putting them back in the oven the cheese will melt on contact you can then transfer these in to your lunch boxes I'm just going to sprinkle them with a little bit of fresh cilantro and there you have it southwestern meal prep oh so delicious a lot of people ask me about how to reheat these meal preps but when it's time to eat them in the case of these peppers you can definitely either eat them completely cold that's actually how I eat them or just add a teaspoon or so of water to the dish to help add a little bit of extra moisture and bring everything back to life and then put it in the microwave for between a minute and a half and two minutes there you have it this meal prep is guaranteed to make you the envy of the lunchroom next I've got an incredible vegan bull that you guys I think are going to absolutely love it's a chickpea and dill bull and it all starts with the most amazing dill chickpea salad the secret ingredient here I must admit is dill pickle not sure if you're a big dill pickle fans I definitely am and this is an incredible way to use them you might not have thought of in my bowl I am starting with my chickpeas these are canned chickpeas that I have rinsed and drained to that I am going to add some serious crunch factor with some finely chopped cucumber and celery next I'm adding a whole a lot of pickle and a little bit of finely chopped red onion of course if you have any important meetings in the afternoon you can go ahead and leave that onion out but I think it really really adds to the flavor of this dish then we are going to dress the salad directly in the bowl how great is that fewer dishes for everyone I am starting instead of regular vinegar in this recipe with some dill pickle brine you can really use as much or as little as you want but trust me it takes the flavor of this way over the top next I am going to add some olive oil I've got some Dijon mustard some freshly chopped dill and some salt and pepper we will give this all a really good stir and then transfer it into our dish over a beautiful bed of spinach now if you wanted to make this a little more filling you always have the option to serve it over some cooked brown rice or some cooked quinoa but I think serving it over spinach keeps it nice and light and fresh perfect lunch now I have to tell you despite the fact that our entire team is not vegan everyone said that this was their favorite of all the meal preps we did that's a seriously a big deal around here ok back to business next if you are looking to up the protein factor in your life I think you are going to love this a tuna salad meal prep it's loaded with great flavor and great crunch and of course tons of great nutrients first up we are going to build our base salad and that is going to be a combination of nice crunchy romaine lettuce with some thinly sliced radish and some crunchy celery on top next we are going to mix up a really simple but flavorful tuna salad I'm starting with some sustainable tuna in a bowl to that I am going to add some finely chopped red onion a little bit of lemon pepper seasoning which I absolutely love when served with tuna and just a tablespoon or two of mayo if you are not into using Mayo in this recipe you can absolutely sub in some plain Greek yogurt instead you get the same great effect but with a lot less fat totally you are a call we'll mix that up really well and then add a scoop on top of our salad and then to finish this meal prep off we are going to pump up the protein even further with a boiled egg I'll hit that with a little salt and pepper and then instead of a heavy dressing because we already have the Mayo in our tuna salad I'm just gonna serve this with a beautiful lemon wedge super fresh super filling super good for you eggs finally today for one of my all-time favorite meals we are whipping up a big batch of beef and broccoli this is an asian-inspired dish it's super good serve either hot or cold which is why I really actually love it for lunch to get started with our beef and broccoli we are going to mix up a tasty sauce this starts with some beef broth so that I am going to add some soy sauce some hoisin sauce a little bit of cornstarch to help thicken everything up and then some minced garlic and grated ginger all very classic Asian flavors will mix all of this up and set it aside while I turn my attention to my frying pan I've got some oil heating up in my frying pan once your oil is nice and hot you can add your strips of beef to your pan the idea is to cook them on both sides until they are beautifully browned then you can pop your broccoli florets right into your skillet and pour over your sauce pop the lid on this and then let it cook up for two or three minutes the idea here is all of that amazing moisture is going to help to see him that broccoli so it becomes nice and bright green and tender and the sauce thanks to that cornstarch will get nice and thick and really coat everything beautifully we'll give this one or two more tosses and then it is ready to serve I like serving it on a bed of cooked white rice and then topping it off with some beautiful sesame seeds for a little additional crunch and some finely chopped green onion holy smokes guys that is lunch you'll love icon you can also eat it for dinner for breakfast if you want to I don't judge guys I really hope you found these meal prep ideas inspiring and that they help you reach your healthy eating goals and now that 2018 has arrived keep in mind I'll actually be back in a few days with even more great meal prep ideas so be sure to stay tuned for those all of the full recipes are in the description box below so you can go ahead and take a look for them there and guys don't forget my brand new healthy meal plan xx ebook is now available in my Etsy store I will leave a link in the description box below it I think is our best ebook yet it is loaded with more of than 100 recipes plus 4 full weekly meal plans to help you get your eating back on track in the new year and finally if you haven't already be sure to subscribe because there is lots more deliciousness where this came from

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