Lazy Sunday Weekly Lunch Prep

18 Jan

Sometimes weekly meal prep is a breeze, purely by accident. Like this week.

Shopping List:

  • 4-5 chicken breast  or thighs or whatever you’re into – just make sure you have some sort of complete-protein source happening
  • 1 large bag of fresh green beans
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  sweet onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 sweet potatoes (sometimes they’re labelled “yams” which is super annoying. Scrape ’em with your nail. Deep orange inside? Good. Buy them.)
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • Grapeseed or Olive oil
  • Whatever spices/seasonings you like. I’m all about garlic salt (California style!) and smoked paprika right now

To Do List:

Preheat oven to 375. Pound the crap out of your chicken. Goodbye stress! Season with garlic salt & pepper. Bake 30ish minutes or until juices run clear and internal temp is 145.

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Chop up the sweet potatoes and onion. Toss with 1 Tbs grapeseed oil, garlic salt, pepper, smoked paprika. Place on a baking sheet. Put in oven with chicken. These take longer to bake – around 45 minutes. You want them slightly crispy around the edges. Check them about 20 minutes in and give them a quick flip for evenness.

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Rinse your green beans and heat up 1 tsp grapseed oil in a large pan. Add minced garlic. Add beans. After a few minutes, stirring occasionally, add the tomatoes. Slap on a lid and cook 5-10ish minutes, still strirring occassionally. I like my green beans with a little bite. Like hot-raw, if that makes sense? Cook ’em how you like ’em, is what I’m trying to say.

While the beans are doing their thing, saute up some cremini mushrooms. Note: maybe you don’t share my passion for cold mushrooms. If you have the time, saute them fresh at lunchtime. Or throw them in raw. Just please don’t put them in the microwave. Or if you do, don’t tell me about it. Gag. Rubber.

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Tupperware them up. There. You have lunch for another week. And not to mention an impressive about of  vitamins, good fat, and phytonutrients, Stud. 20140118-095742.jpg

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Wasn’t that easy? Now if only the coming week could be so hassle-free…

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