Thank you, Sprouts Farmers Market, for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are truly my own.
Most of you already know this about me, but I am a planner! I plan everything from my clothes, makeup looks…to my accessories! I also plan my meals to help me and my family stay on track with our healthier lifestyle. Meal planning is one of the best ways choose the right selection of nutritious foods as a part of a healthy diet.
I’m a huge advocate of meal planning because it helps to take the stress out of deciding what to eat on a daily basis. When you’re just starting out, creating a meal plan can seem frustrating and overwhelming. With so many recipes out there and hectic schedules, making a meal plan can feel impossible at times. But luckily with a little help and a few tips, creating a healthy meal plan can not only be easy, but fun!
All month long I’ve been sharing why I love shopping at Sprouts Farmers Market. In addition to having the freshest organic produce, they also have a unique selection of items that helps me stay on track with my New Year goals.
Last week, I gave you a quick tour of my pantry and fridge, and this week I’m going to show you how to easily prep a week’s worth of organic meals.
Here are a few easy tips to get you started!
Whenever I meal prep my meals, I like to be sure that I choose easy, nutritious recipes that will last throughout the week. I also make sure that I include a full-filling snack to help keep me satisfied between meals.
Breakfast: Simple Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie
Eating breakfast will help you start your day with plenty of energy. Choose a meal that includes a great source of protein and fiber, such as this Simple Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie! It’s made with fresh organic ingredients and it’s very easy to make!
When prepping this smoothie for the week, I like to slice up 5 bananas and distribute them evenly into 5 quart-size freezer bags. I also add in a few frozen strawberries and oats before placing the bags into the freezer. When it’s time to make a smoothie, simply grab one of the bags from the freezer, pour the contents into the blender, add milk and blend! Easy, peasy!
Snack: Spicy Paprika Rosemary Garlic Popcorn
A mid-morning snack is totally optional, but for me, it’s totally necessary! If you eat a larger breakfast, you may not feel hungry until lunchtime.
However, if you’re anything like me, I tend to get a tad bit hungry a few hours after breakfast, so a light mid-morning snack is just what I need to help tide me over without adding a lot of calories. One of my favorite snacks is this Spicy Paprika Rosemary Garlic Popcorn. I like to prepare a large batch, and divide it up into 5 sandwich bags. It makes it easy to grab throughout the week.
Lunch: Chicken Avocado Ranch Naan Wraps
Lunch is often something you eat at work or school, so it’s helpful to pack a sandwich or something that you can quickly heat and eat. A great lunch option are these Chicken Avocado Ranch Naan Wraps!
They are extremely satisfying and made with organic ingredients. When meal prepping this recipe for the week, put the wraps together without the tomatoes. This will prevent them from getting too soft or “soggy.” Securely, wrap each naan wrap in foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Place tomatoes in a small container or small plastic bag and place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to add them to the wraps. I like to pair these wraps with a serving of veggies or fruit.
Dinner: Sheet Pan Teriyaki Ginger Sesame Chicken & Broccoli
Dinner is one of the easiest times to over-eat, especially if you’re tired or haven’t eaten much during the day. Prepping your dinner meal beforehand helps to control portion sizes and helps you to choose a nutritious meal option.
My favorite dinner meal to prep is this Sheet Pan Teriyaki Ginger Sesame Chicken & Broccoli. It’s super easy to make! Simply combine all of the ingredients together, place everything on a baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Once this recipe is done, divide this meal into five portions and place into your meal prep containers. Enjoy as is, or enjoy over rice or quinoa.
If you have any questions about shopping at Sprouts Farmers Market or meal prepping, let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to answer them! And be sure to download the Sprouts App where you can access more than $100 in coupons every month and stock up on your favorite products today!
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