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Easy Meals for Busy Weekdays

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Here is a healthy meal prep for a healthy start to January. This meal prep plan takes less than two hours to come together. You’ve got two light muffins that can be eaten at home or on the go, flavorful lunches, and nourishing dinners. 

Menu Breakdown

Breakfast Recipe One: Orange Rosemary Walnut Muffins

Did you know that oranges are actually a winter fruit? These orange-glazed muffins with a hint of rosemary are perfect for a winter morning breakfast. Serve this with a cup of coffee or as an afternoon snack with hot tea.

orange muffins

Breakfast Recipe Two: Lemon Thyme Muffins

These lemon thyme muffins are light, moist, and delicious for a cozy morning. They are fragrant and have a good mix of sweet and savory notes that will make your tastebuds happy. 


Lunch Recipe One: Waldorf Chicken Salad and Celery Sticks

This Waldorf Chicken Salad with celery sticks is a classic salad made with lean chicken breasts, crispy celery and red onions, sweet grapes, and crunchy walnuts. It is a perfect mixture of sweet, savory, creamy and crunchy textures. They go well with celery sticks or you can serve it on top of a bed of spring mix or even with lettuce wraps.

waldorf chicken salad

Lunch Recipe Two: Beef Pastrami Antipasto

If you are a meat lover, then you will love this beef pastrami antipasto for lunch. Pastrami meat has great brined flavors that are seasoned well with delicious smoky flavors. It pairs well with the sweetness of jarred roasted red peppers, pickled pepperoncini, and the crunchy green beans with balsamic glaze. 

beef pastrami

Dinner Recipe One: Walnut Crusted Tilapia with Roasted Green Beans

The toasted chopped walnut crust adds just the right amount of flavor and crunch for the flakey and tender tilapia. It takes the mild-flavored tilapia to another level.

walnut tilapia

Dinner Recipe Two: Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Skillet with Barley

This is an easy one-skillet dish that has lots of flavors from store-bought roasted peppers along with garlic and spices. The best part is that it can be ready in less than 30 minutes. This is a family favorite meal that goes well with rice or pasta.

red pepper chicken

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