Meal Prep Sunday is my day to prepare for the week ahead and it can be lots of fun to feel like I'm cooking for a crowd instead of for two. I love variety in meals and tastes so this is one way to cook a lot because I'm cooking not just for one night but for lunches and the weekday dinners. Here's what I did last week so you have the menu for when you do #mealprepsunday today!
1. Broccoli Pesto Pasta - Inspired by this recipe on BBC Good Food. I omitted pine nuts (since they are too expensive) and added a few tablespoons of pesto with 1/2 lemon squeezed, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
2. Easy Oven Roasted Baby Red Potatoes - I love the boiling of the baby potatoes first which shortens the oven roasting time. Unfortunately my garlic had mold growing on it so I omitted the garlic. I cut up some baby carrots and threw those in to roast with the baby red potatoes with half a bag of frozen green beans.
3. Easy Honey Garlic Chicken - I was inspired by this recipe but my chicken thighs didn't look like the recipe because I didn't follow the recipe. I seared the chicken in the pan, added 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 tablespoons honey and ketchup and cooked that with the chicken before baking it with the oven roasted potatoes.
4. Breakfast Burrito - Scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage with chopped onion, shredded red potato (from easy oven potatoes), wrap it all in a tortilla and voila it's a breakfast burrito.
What did I learn from Meal Prep Sunday?
Variety is the key to the meal and makes dinner delicious. This was enough for dinner for two in addition to 4 lunches, and 4 breakfasts. I also did two small containers of sliced cucumbers with dip as a healthy snack and to make that four different servings of vegetables. My goal will be to increase my servings of vegetables and fruit for #mealprepsunday.