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5 Healthy MEAL PREP Ideas | Back-To-School 2017

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Menu 1
Turkey Meatballs
1lb ground turkey
½ cup green onions, chopped
½-1 cup panko breadcrumbs
½ cup crushed pineapple
1 egg
2 tbsp Sriracha
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, reserving 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce. Using hands, shape meatballs & place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375ºF for 25-30 min, or until golden & cooked through. Glaze with remaining hoisin sauce

Red Cabbage & Carrot Slaw
1 small red cabbage, shredded
4 carrots, julienned or shredded
½ red onion, diced
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
Salt & pepper

In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrots & onion. Season with oil, vinegar, honey & salt & pepper

Brown rice
Lime & Cilantro garnish

Menu 2
Fajita Chicken
2 red bell pepper, sliced
2 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp dried oregano
Salt & pepper
Oil

In a small bowl, whisk together spices & set aside. In a large pan over med-high heat, add peppers, onion & chicken. Season with spices. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn kernels, cooked
1 red pepper, diced
½ red onion, diced
1 lime, zest and juice
1 tsp chili powder
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper

Cilantro Lime Rice
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, minced
2 limes, zest and juice
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper

In a medium saucepan, bring rice, water & garlic to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce to low, cover & simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat & let rest, covered, for 5 min. Stir in lime juice & cilantro.

Menu 3
Greek Chicken
4 chicken breasts
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt & pepper

Place chicken on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. Season with lemon zest & juice, garlic powder, oregano, & salt & pepper. Bake at 375ºF for 15-20 min, or until chicken is cooked through

Cucumber & Tomatoes with Feta
2 cups cucumber, diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup feta, crumbled
2 tbsp dill, chopped
1 tsp greek seasoning
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt & pepper

Tzatziki
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cucumber
1-2 garlic cloves, grated
½ lemon, zest and juice
¼ cup dill, chopped
Salt & pepper

Peel, seed & grate cucumber. Using a clean kitchen towel, squeeze out excess water. In a med bowl, combine greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon zest & juice, dill & salt & pepper

Cooked Quinoa

Menu 4
Lemon Dill Salmon
4 6oz salmon fillets
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp dill, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste.
1 lemon, sliced (with rind on)

Season salmon with dill & salt and pepper to taste. Place on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet & top with lemon slices. Bake at 375ºF for 10-12 min, or until salmon is cooked through.

Steamed Broccoli & Asparagus
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed & cut into thirds
1 broccoli crown, cut into florets

Heat 1 inch of water in a large pot. Combine veggies in a steamer basket. Steam for 5-7 min or until vegetables turn bright green but still retain some of their crispness. Run under cool water to prevent further cooking

White Rice with Parsley
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, grated
Salt & pepper
¼ cup parsley, chopped
½ lemon, juiced

In a med saucepan, bring rice & water to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce to low, cover & simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat and let rest, covered, for 5 min. Stir in garlic, parsley & lemon juice. Season with salt & pepper

Menu 5
Garlic Shrimp
1lb shrimp, peeled
3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp chili flakes (optional)
Salt & pepper
oil

In a large skillet over med-high heat add oil. Add shrimp & cook for 2-3 min. Add garlic & season with salt & pepper to taste. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until shrimp is cooked through.

Green Beans
2 lbs green beans, tips removed

In a large pot with 1 inch of water & a steamer basket, bring to a boil. Add beans to basket and cover. Cook for 5-7 min, or until beans are cooked to your liking. Run under cold water to stop cooking

Chinese Fried Quinoa
2 cups quinoa, cooked
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
2 eggs, beaten (optional)
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
oil

In a large wok or skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add onion & carrots & cook for 3-4 min. Add peas, carrots & garlic & cook for another min. Push veggies to one side of the pan and scramble eggs on the opposite side. Once eggs are cooked, add quinoa and mix. Season with soy sauce. Cook for another min.

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Healthy Meal Prep | Menu 14

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Tomato, Spinach & Tortellini Soup
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
3 cups vegetable broth
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups tortellini, cheese or beef
6 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
¼ cup fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup parmesan, freshly grated
In a large soup pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 3-4 min. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Add diced tomatoes, tomato puree, broth, Italian seasoning & red chili flakes. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium & simmer for 5 min. Stir in spinach and tortellini.  Cook for an addition 5-10 min or until tortellini is heated through. Stir in fresh basil and parmesan
Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 4 days

Easy Eggplant Parmesan
4-5 large eggplants, thickly sliced
olive oil
2 cups tomato sauce
4 cups spinach, roughly chopped
½ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
1½  cups mozzarella, shredded
½ cup parmesan, freshly grated
Arrange eggplant slices on two large baking sheets. Brush both sides with olive oil & season with garlic powder, salt & pepper.  Bake at 400°F for about 30 min, flipping once during cooking to ensure even browning
Spread a layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of a large baking dish.  Arrange eggplant in a single layer.  Top with chopped spinach, basil, more tomato sauce & mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers until all of the eggplant is used. Finish with mozzarella & parmesan & bake at 350°F for 25-30 min, until it’s heated through & the cheese is melted and golden
Serve immediately or store in the fridge for 3-4 days

Pea & Pancetta Risotto
2 tbsp butter
1 onion, finely diced
½ cup pancetta, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp fresh thyme
2 cups Arborio rice
5 cups chicken broth
2 cups shelled peas, fresh or frozen
½ cup parmesan, freshly grated
salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat.  Add onion & pancetta and sauté for 4-5 min or until pancetta becomes crispy.  Add garlic, thyme & Arborio rice and cook for 2-3 min or until rice becomes translucent. Add broth & bring mixture to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.  Add peas & parmesan and cook for an additional 2-3 min, until peas are heated through. Season with salt & pepper to taste
Serve immediately or store in the fridge up to 4 days

Roasted Rapini & Radicchio
1 large bunch rapini
2 medium radicchio heads, halved
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
On a large baking sheet, spread out rapini & radicchio in a single layer. Toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt & pepper. Bake at 450ºF for 5-8 min, or until the leaves are wilted. Serve immediately or store in fridge for 4-5 days

Pesto Chicken Salad
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
½ cup pesto sauce http://bit.ly/2cqmnPh
6 cups arugula
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup pine nuts
¼ parmesan, freshly grated
1 lemon, cut into wedges
In a mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken with pesto.  Divide chicken mixture among 5 mason jars.  Top each with arugula, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, parmesan. Store with a lemon wedge. Dress with lemon before eating
Serve immediately or store in fridge for 2-3 days

Mini Mushroom Frittatas
1 tbsp butter
2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp fresh thyme
salt and pepper to taste
6 eggs
2 tbsp milk
½ cup parmesan, grated
In large skillet melt butter over med-high heat. Add mushrooms & cook until they start to brown. Stir in garlic, Worcestershire sauce, fresh thyme, salt & pepper. Cook for another 1-2 min & remove from heat
In a large measuring cup or mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk and half of the parmesan cheese
In a well greased or silicone lined muffin tin, divide mushroom mixture evenly. Pour egg mixture over the mushrooms & top with remaining parmesan. Bake at 375ºF for 15-20 min or until they are completely set
Store in the fridge up to 4 days

White Bean & Olive Dip
2 15oz cans of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
½ tsp red chili flakes
salt and pepper
2-3 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup olive tapenade (optional)
In a food processor, combine beans, olives, garlic, lemon zest & juice, red chili flakes, salt & pepper. Blend until mixture begins to become smooth. Slowly drizzle in olive oil until the dip reaches your desired consistency. Divide into individual portions & spoon a tsp of tapenade into the center. Store in the fridge up to 5 days

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Healthy Meal Prep | Menu 13

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Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
1 tbsp oil
1 white onion, finely diced
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 carrots, diced
3 apples, diced
4-5 cups vegetable broth
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients and bring mixture to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until all of the veggies are soft and cooked through.  Remove the pot from the heat.  Using an immersion blender, gently blend the soup until it’s nice and smooth.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Whole Roasted Chicken
1 4lb chicken
1 lemon, halved
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp sage leaves, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Place chicken in a roasting pan and stuff with lemon halves. Drizzle olive oil over chicken and then season it with garlic powder, sage, salt and pepper.
Bake at 400ºF until chicken reaches and internal temperature of 165°F on a meat thermometer.  To get a crisp, golden skin, broil for the last 10 minutes.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Autumn Inspired Quinoa
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups cooked quinoa
2 apples, diced
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper.  In another bowl, combine apples with lemon juice to prevent them from browning. Or, leave apples out until just before eating.
In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and apples. Add dressing and toss well. Top with crumbled goat cheese.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Roasted Root Vegetables
2 red skinned potatoes, diced
1 small rutabaga, peeled and diced
2 parsnips, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 red onion, cut into eighths
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste

In a large roasting pan, toss vegetables with olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper.  Roast at 375ºF for approximately 45 minutes, tossing once or twice, or until golden and cooked through.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Roasted Beet Salad
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¼ cup olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
5 cups kale, finely sliced or 5 cups baby kale left whole
¼ red onion, finely sliced
½ cup toasted walnuts
½ cup blue cheese or goat cheese, crumbled

Wash beets and dry them thoroughly. Coat each with oil, wrap individually in foil and roast at 375°F for approximately 1 hour, or until fork tender. Once cooked, remove beets from the oven and allow to cool in the tinfoil. Once cool, use paper towel to gently peel away the skin.  Dice the beets up and set aside.
In a small bowl whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon mustard.  Divide dressing into each of 5 jars.  Layer in beets, kale, red onion, walnuts and blue cheese.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.  Shake well before enjoying.

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
2 ripe bananas
½ cup nut or seed butter
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 cups cooked quinoa
1½ cup rolled oats
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice – http://thedomesticgeek.com/archives/721
12 pecan halves

In a large bowl, mash banana with a fork. Mix in nut/seed butter, maple syrup and pumpkin puree. Add quinoa, rolled oats and spices. Spoon mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet topping each cookie with a pecan half. Bake at 375ºF for 20 minutes.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Autumn Trail Mix
¾ cup roasted salted almonds
¾ cup roasted cashews
½ cup dried apples
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cinnamon

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Healthy Meal Prep | Menu 5

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Creamy Tomato Soup
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 tomatoes, chopped
3 cups vegetable broth
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp tomato paste
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
¼ cup cream (optional)
salt and pepper
fresh basil

Combine onion, garlic, tomatoes, broth, brown sugar and tomato paste in a slow cooker.
Cook on High for 3 hours or Low for 6 hours. Blend with an immersion blender. Stir in parmesan and cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh basil.
Store in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days or in the freezer for 3 months.

Ranch Roasted Chicken & Veggies
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp dried chives
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
6-8 chicken drums & thighs
6 red skin potatoes, chopped
6 carrots, chopped

Combine dried herbs and spices in a bowl and stir well.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange chicken, potatoes and carrots on a large baking sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil and season with 2 to 3 tbsp of ranch seasoning. Store the remaining seasoning for later use.  Bake until chicken reaches at least 165°F.  Broil for the last 2 minutes of cooking to get a nice crispy skin.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Lemon & Herb Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp butter
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper

In a medium saucepan bring quinoa, broth and garlic to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Turn off heat and let quinoa rest, covered, for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

Cobb Salad
2 cups cherry tomatoes
8 eggs, boiled and chopped
½ cup deli ham, chopped
½ cup deli chicken, chopped
½ cup blue cheese, crumbled
3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper

In a small bowl whisk olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Toss well.
Start with a tablespoon of dressing in each of 5 mason jars. Layer cherry tomatoes, egg, ham, chicken, blue cheese and salad greens.
Store in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.  Shake well before eating.

Cherry Baked Oatmeal
1½ cups rolled old-fashioned oats
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
½ cup applesauce
½ cup milk
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup cherries, pitted and chopped (I use frozen)
¼ cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease muffin tin well. Set aside.  In a large mixing bowl combine oats, brown sugar and baking powder. In a second bowl combine egg, applesauce, milk and vanilla. Whisk well.  Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in cherries and almonds.  Bake for 30 minutes.
Store in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower
1 broccoli crown, cut into florets
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

Heat 1 inch of water in a large pot. Combine vegetables in a steamer basket. Steam for 5-7 minutes or until they are cooked through but still retain some of their crispness. Run them under cool water to prevent them from cooking any further.
Store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

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8oz goat cheese or cream cheese
12 seedless grapes, washed
1 cup pecans, crushed

Bring goat cheese to room temperature. Roll goat cheese around each grape forming a ball. Roll each ball in crushed pecans. Place in individual mini baking cups.
Store in the refrigerator for 5 days.

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