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Balanced Meal Plans

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With busy schedules, staying on top of a healthy diet can be difficult. Meal prep is one way to maintain control over your food intake for a stress-free and low cost approach to achieving your health goals.

Menu Breakdown

Breakfast Recipe One: Sausage Breakfast Muffin Bar

If you don’t have much time in the morning to make breakfast, then this muffin bar recipe can be made ahead of time. Just heat them up in the microwave on your way out. They are a delicious savory breakfast full of sausage and cheese. Add extra veggies such as bell peppers or herbs such as green onions to add more flavor. 

sausage muffin bar

Breakfast Recipe Two: Peanut Butter & Banana Muffin Bar

Peanut butter and banana just come together deliciously. All these ingredients are basic items that you probably already have in your pantry. In addition to peanut butter, you can also add some dark mini chocolate chips or raisins in the batter. Serve them with your cup of coffee in the morning and save some for extra for an afternoon snack.

peanut butter banana bar

Lunch Recipe One: Tuna Stuffed Deviled Egg with Arugula Salad

These stuffed eggs are perfect to make for lunch or even have as a quick afternoon snack. For this recipe, we combined two classic favorites, a combo of deviled eggs and tuna salad. They make for a great gluten-free, low-carb, and high protein alternative to tuna sandwiches. 

tuna stuffed eggs

Lunch Recipe Two: Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Arugula

The tangy flavors of lemon juice and artichokes pair well with the smoked salmon and nutty flavors of the arugula salad. This is such a simple lunch recipe that you can make in advance that requires minimal prep. It is also packed with vitamins and minerals from the arugula and artichokes and full of healthy fats from the smoked salmon. It will definitely keep you full and satisfied for the day. 

salmon pasta salad

Dinner Recipe One: Asian Marinated Skirt Steak with Bok Choy & Shiitake Mushroom

This grilled steak recipe is flavored with a sweet and savory Asian marinade served on baby bok choy and shiitake mushrooms. The steak cooks in less than 10 minutes while the bok choy roasts in the oven. Serve it over rice or noodles. 

steak and bok choy

Dinner Recipe Two: Baked Chicken Thighs with Roasted Potatoes & Artichokes

Sheet pan dinners are a time saver for weekly meal prep and also save you from using many dishes. These golden-brown chicken thighs are accompanied by hearty potatoes and artichokes. Serve it on a bed of couscous or quinoa, or save the leftovers for a lunch salad the next day.

baked chicken and artichokes

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