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Week 3 | 5 Healthy Back-To-School MEAL PREP Recipes 2018

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Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta

Sundried Tomato Pesto
1 cup sundried tomatoes
1/2 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Add ingredients to a food processor except olive oil. Blend until it begins to break down. While blending, slowly drizzle in olive oil.

Pasta Salad
2 cups cooked fusilli
1/2 cup steamed asparagus
1 cup chopped baby spinach
1/4 cup baby bocconcini
1/4 cup diced tomatoes

In a small bowl toss pasta with pesto until it is evenly coated. Stir in spinach & asparagus. Arrange pasta in a container & top with bocconcini & diced tomatoes.

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Poppy Seed Dressing
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 Tbls apple cider vinegar
1 tsp agave
1 tsp poppy seeds
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Sonoma Chicken Salad
3/4 cup cooked shredded chicken
1/4 cup halved grapes
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 Tblss chopped pecans
2 Tblss poppyseed dressing
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
3-5 Boston bibb lettuce leaves

Combine chicken, grapes, pecans, thyme leaves, & poppyseed dressing in a medium bowl. Toss well to coat. Serve with lettuce leaves.

Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherds Pie Filling
1 Tbls oil
3/4 cup stewing beef, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup frozen peas, carrots & corn
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbls flour
1/3 cup beef broth
2 tsps Worcestershire sauce
2 tsps tomato paste
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add ground beef & cook until it begins to brown. Add onion & continue to cook until beef is cooked through, 3 to 4 min. Add garlic & cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in frozen vegetables & cook until heated through. Add flour & cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, thyme, rosemary, salt, & pepper. Cook, stirring, until sauce has thickened, 3 min.

Roasted Potatoes
1 cup diced potatoes
1 Tbls olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Toss potatoes with oil, garlic powder, rosemary, salt & pepper. Transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet & bake until they are tender & golden, 20 to 25 min.

Sides
Steamed green beans

Teriyaki Tofu with Edamame Salad

Teriyaki Tofu
3 Tblss vegetable broth
1 Tbls cornstarch
1 Tbls soy sauce
2 tsps honey
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 garlic clove, grated
1 Tbls sesame oil
1 cup diced extra firm tofu
1 Tbls sliced green onions
1/4 tsp sesame seeds

In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, honey, cornstarch, garlic & ginger. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over med-high heat. Add tofu & cook, stirring occasionally, until it is golden on all sides, 5 to 7 min. Once tofu is golden, reduce heat & pour over teriyaki sauce. Continue cooking while stirring until sauce thickens & tofu is well coated, 3 to 4 min. Top with green onion & sesame seeds.

Snap Pea & Edamame Salad
1 cup snap peas, halved & lightly steamed
1/2 cup shelled edamame, lightly steamed
1/2 cup julienned carrot
1/4 tsp sesame seeds
2 tsps sesame oil
2 tsps rice vinegar
2 tsps soy sauce
1 tsp agave

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients & toss well to coat.

Side
3/4 cup cooked rice

Spicy Pineapple Salmon

Pineapple Sriracha Salmon
1 (4-6 ounce) salmon fillet
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 Tbls soy sauce
1 Tbls chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sriracha
1 garlic clove, grated
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

In a small bowl whisk together pineapple juice, soy sauce, cilantro, honey, sriracha, garlic, & ginger. Add salmon to marinade & turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 min or up to 2 hours.

While it is marinating, preheat oven to 425ºF. Once salmon is ready, transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet & bake until salmon is fully cooked & flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 min.

Salad
2 cups chopped green leaf lettuce
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1 Tbls finely chopped red onion
1 Tbls chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tblss sesame ginger dressing
Lime wedge

Assemble salad starting with the lettuce. Top with cucumber, pineapple, green onion, cilantro & lime wedge. Add a small container of sesame ginger dressing on the side & toss just before serving.

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Miso Shrimp & Edamame Salad | Healthy Meal Prep

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Miso Shrimp & Edamame Salad

Shrimp & Edamame Salad
1 cup shelled edamame, lightly steamed
8-10 cooked & peeled shrimp
1/2 cup cucumber, halved, seeded & thinly sliced
1/2 cup radishes, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp green onion, finely sliced
Sesame seeds for garnish

Miso Sesame Dressing
2 Tbsps soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp miso paste
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

Sides
3/4 cup cooked brown rice

Begin with a layer of rice as the base for the box. Arrange remaining ingredients on top of rice. Garnish with green onion & sesame seeds. Add a small container of the dressing on the side. Dress just before enjoying.

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5 EPIC Grilled Cheese Recipes

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Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
1 teaspoon butter
1 Hawaiian sweet roll or 2 sourdough slices
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
3 pineapple rings
4-5 deli ham slices
1 tablespoon chopped green onion

Spread half of the butter on a piece of bread or bun and place it butter side down. Assemble the sandwich with the remaining ingredients, starting and ending with the cheese. Top with the remaining piece of bread and spread the remaining butter over the top. Cook over medium heat on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Roast Beef Grilled Cheese
Mushroom Filling:
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Grilled Cheese:
1 teaspoon butter
2 focaccia slices
1 tablespoon steak sauce
4 provolone slices
4-5 roast beef slices
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup arugula
1/8 red onion, thinly sliced

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until they begin to release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook until the mushrooms begin to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

Spread half of the butter on a piece of bread and place it butter side down. Assemble the sandwich with the remaining ingredients. Top with the remaining piece of bread and spread the remaining butter over the top. Cook over medium heat on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Green Goddess Grilled Cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 garlic clove, grated
1 teaspoon butter
2 pumpernickel slices

In a small bowl, mix together the goat cheese, cheddar, herbs and garlic. Spread the cheese and herb mixture over a piece of bread and sandwich it together with another piece. Spread butter on the outside of the bread on both sides. Cook over medium heat on both sides until the bread is crisp and the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Fully Loaded Grilled Cheese
1/2 cup diced cream cheese
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon chopped chives
1 teaspoon butter
2 crusty French bread slices
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices cooked bacon
1/4 cup crinkle cut chips

In a small bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sour cream and chives. Set it aside.

Spread half of the butter on a piece of bread and place it butter side down. Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture over the bread. Top with half of the cheddar, bacon, chips and the remaining cheddar. Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture over the remaining bread slice and sandwich everything together. Spread the remaining butter over the bread. Cook over medium heat on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 hamburger bun bottoms
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 pickle slices
2 tomato slices

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef. Cook, stirring, until it is no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion and continue to cook until the onion softens, 2 to 3 minutes. Season the beef with the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and mustard. Remove the beef mixture from the pan and set aside. Use a half of a cup of the beef mixture per grilled cheese.

Carefully wipe the skillet clean and assemble your grilled cheese. Spread the butter on one side of each bun. Fill the bun with all of the fillings, starting and ending with the cheese. Cook over medium heat, on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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5 Healthy Soup Cups | Back-to-School 2017


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Chicken Base
Veggie Base
Miso Base

Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup
1-2 tsp vegetable or chicken base
½ cup chicken, cooked and shredded
½ cup spinach, chopped
½ cup cauliflower rice
¼ cup frozen peas and carrots
1 tsp dill, chopped

Tortellini Soup
1-2 tsp vegetable or chicken base
1 tbsp tomato sauce
½ cup kale, chopped
1 cup fresh tortellini
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp basil, chopped
Red pepper flakes to taste

Shiitake Miso Soup
1 tbsp miso paste
1 tsp chicken or vegetable base (optional)
½ cup vermicelli noodles
¼ cup broccoli, finely chopped
¼ cup carrots, shredded
⅛ cup water chestnuts, sliced
½ cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
½ tsp ginger, freshly grated
1 tbsp green onion, sliced

Black Bean and Corn Soup
1-2 tsp chicken or vegetable base
1 tbsp salsa
¼ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup chicken, cooked and shredded
¼ cup corn kernels
1 tsp cilantro, chopped

Pesto Chicken
1-2 tsp chicken or vegetable base
2 tsp pesto
½ cup chicken
1 cup zucchini noodles
¼ cup roasted red pepper, diced

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5 Healthy Lunch Wraps | Back-To-School 2017

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Greek Chicken Wrap
1 whole wheat tortilla
2 tbsp tzatziki
½ cup chicken, cooked and shredded
¼ cup cucumber, diced
¼ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
¼ cup green pepper, finely diced
2 tbsp feta, crumbled
½ tsp dried oregano

Sweet Chili Tofu Wraps
1 whole wheat tortilla
2-3 romaine leaves
½ cup tofu, diced and sautéed
½ avocado, sliced
½ red pepper, sliced
1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 tbsp green onion, sliced
Sesame seeds for garnish

Spinach & Artichoke Wrap
1 whole wheat tortilla
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 cup baby spinach
½ cup chicken, cooked and shredded
½ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
1 tbsp parmesan, grated

Samosa Wrap
1 whole wheat tortilla
2 tbsp mango chutney
½ cup baby spinach
¼ cup curried potatoes
¼ cup curried chickpeas
¼ cup peas, cooked

Waldorf Wrap
1 whole wheat tortilla
2-3 romaine leaves
½ cup chicken, cooked and shredded
2 tbsp greek yogurt
2 tbsp celery, finely diced
¼ cup grapes, halved
¼ cup apples, diced
2 tbsp walnuts, chopped

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5 Healthy Lunch Bowls | Back-To-School 2017

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Shrimp & Asparagus Bowl
Calories: 385
2 cups mixed greens
1 cup steamed asparagus, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
1 avocado, sliced
¾ cup chili shrimp, cooked
1 lemon wedge

Vegan Banh Mi Bowl
Calories: 341
1 cup brown rice, cooked
½ cup red cabbage, shredded
2 carrot, julienned
3 radish, finely sliced
4oz grilled tofu
1 tbsp ginger dressing
1 green onion, chopped
Chili slices for garnish

Buffalo Chicken Salad Bowl
Calories: 454
2 cups romaine, chopped
1 carrot, sliced into coins
1 celery stalk, sliced
¾ cup buffalo chicken, cooked and shredded
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1 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled

Mediterranean Couscous Bowl
Calories: 498
2 cups couscous, cooked
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup cucumber, diced
¼ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
¼ cup roasted red peppers, sliced
1 tbsp Italian dressing
Parsley for garnish

Philly Cheese Bowl
Calories: 590
1 cup rice, cooked
½ cup mushrooms, quartered and roasted
½ cup green pepper, diced and roasted
¼ cup red onion, cooked and sliced
¼ cup provolone cheese, shredded
3oz steak, cooked and sliced
1 tbsp steak sauce

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Pasta Salads In A Jar | Back-To-School Lunch Idea 2016

Caesar Pasta Salad

2 tbsp Caesar salad dressing:
1 cup cooked farfalle pasta
½ cup Romaine lettuce
½ chicken, cooked and shredded
2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan

Creamy Greek Pasta Salad

2 tbsp creamy Greek dressing
1 cup cooked penne pasta
½ English cucumber, finely sliced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

2 tbsp Italian dressing
1 cup cooked rotini pasta
¼ cup sundried tomatoes
¼ cup kalamata olives, chopped
¼ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
½ cup tuna, flaked
½ cup spinach

Crunchy Ramen Salad

2 tbsp sesame ginger dressing
¼ cup edamame beans, cooked
½ cup red cabbage, finely chopped
½ cup mandarin slices
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 package ramen noodles, crushed

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