As a part of my Motherhood Monday feature, I am sharing my favorite way to save some time…meal prep!! In our house, meal prep is a major saver! It saves money, time & sanity. So I praise the power of meal prep, as you all know. The last few weeks I have prepped a ton of chilli, soups and warm roast sandwiches since we were all sick. Now I am in need of something a little lighter, and since the weather is warmer this week again, fresh fruits and veggies sounded wonderful.
The possibilities are endless with what we picked this week, which is why I had to share.
From yummy Chicken Caesar Wraps to Burritos…we’ve got ya covered Boo! And the kiddos have some healthy options too!
Breakfast/Snack: Mini Pancake Muffins
- 1 batch natural/organic pancake mix or your favorite homemade recipe
- Fresh fruits
- Local or 100% natural maple syrup
1. Mix together your pancake ingredients and spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into greased mini muffin pan slots.
2. Add fresh berries or fruit of choice to each muffin mix.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes & let cool for 10 minutes.
You can also make bigger pancake muffins using 2 tbsp for each muffin. Top with fresh cream, syrup or whatever you desire! The kids love these. You will too.
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls
- Meal Prepped Chicken, Fully Cooked (use natural oil, herbs to bake/grill chicken)
- Black Beans
- Cooked Brown Rice
Layer all the ingredients in a bowl and use desired portion for each meal. You can top with a creamy, Avocado dressing or even add a little queso, sour cream or salsa and enjoy as burrito bowl. Or another option is to make actual burritos. The kids love to keep their bowls simple and they add on taco sauce, sour cream & cheese.
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Salads/Wraps
- Nutrient Rich Greens ( kale, spinach, etc.)
- Cauliflower Crumbles
- Baked/Grilled Chicken
Combine ingredients in a bowl for healthy salads ready to be topped with endless amounts of veggies or keep it plain for delicious Caesar wraps. Use desired amount for each portion. For the kids, I might toss this on the stove in a little oil & you can too for a warm stir fry option!
Now remember bake your chicken in natural flavors like Himalayan pink sea salt, pepper, olive oil & fresh garlic and herbs. Keep your ingredients and dressings very simple and natural as well.
It doesn’t have to be organic to be good but it doesn’t need to have long list of ingredients or high fructose corn syrup! I’ll say this every time!
Places like Trader Joe’s, Aldis, Kroger & more have their own inexpensive natural and organic brands of products now.
Make sure to have lots of nuts, fruits, veggies & smoothies to go along with your meals!
I’ll share our healthy favorite snacks that we are working on later..So stay tuned!