Having ready to eat meals stored in your fridge for the busy week ahead will help reduce stress, save money, and help you eat healthy whole foods. If you don’t know where to start, here are some meal ideas to help you get started.
Breakfast Recipe One: Breakfast Pizza
Pizza is a dish that we can enjoy any time of the day. And throwing an egg on top makes it even more exciting. For this recipe, we used naan bread. Using naan bread skips the many steps of making your own dough and they are personal size and can get crunchy when baked. For the toppings, we used tomato paste and bright colored bell peppers and onions. However, you can make breakfast pizza in many different ways and pack them with healthy and delicious ingredients such as spinach, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and other sauce such as pesto.
Breakfast Recipe Two: Chia Pudding with Mixed Berries
Chia pudding is such a great healthy breakfast that you can prep in advance for the week. It is creamy and loaded with protein, fiber, and omega 3s. Chia seeds are tiny seeds that are packed with so much nutrition and health benefits. They are mild in flavor and form a gel-like consistency when combined with a liquid. For this recipe, we used almond milk and sweetened it with honey, and topped it off with mixed berries.
Lunch Recipe One: Taco Stuffed Acorn Squash
If you’re trying to stay on track and eat healthy meals but still want to enjoy your favorite flavors, then this taco stuffed acorn squash is a delicious combo of savory and sweet. The sweet acorn squash balances out well with the taco meat seasonings such as chili powder and paprika. Acorn squash is a comforting and hearty vegetable that is a lower-carb and gluten-free alternative to your flour tortillas that you may normally eat with taco meat. Just add your favorite toppings such as pico de gallo or fresh salsa.
Lunch Recipe Two: BBQ Chicken Flatbread Sandwich
This southern-style flatbread sandwich is filled with shredded and moist chicken smothered in sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. The sweet and smoky flavors make this an easy sandwich to enjoy during a weekday lunch. Top it off with any fresh vegetables you have in your fridge and enjoy it with a cool and crisp side salad.
Dinner Recipe One: Shrimp and Cabbage Stir Fry
If you’re looking for a low carb meal that you can throw together in less than 10 minutes, then this shrimp and cabbage stir fry are perfect for a weeknight meal. Cabbage is often overlooked and underrated, but it is packed with nutrients, helps with digestion, and keeps you full. It has lovely Asian flavors made from garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
Dinner Recipe Two: Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Chicken with Roasted Broccoli and Corn
This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken recipe makes easy pulled chicken in the pressure cooker in less than 40 minutes with minimal prep. It is a quick dinner that you can make in large batches for busy days. It is a versatile recipe that you can serve up in a bun, on top of a salad or a baked potato, and even alongside roasted veggies.
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