Let’s face it. What makes staying healthy during the week tough is that we’re all short on time. There just isn’t enough time in the day, right?
Well, that’s why I use Sunday to prepare for the week. Each week I spend 1-2 hours getting food together to make our lives a little easier between our chaotic schedules.
Last week I gave a little sneak peak of what my preparation looks like, so I thought that I would spend a little more time today sharing what all goes into a Sunday food prep at our house!
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Spaghetti Squash
- Individual Spinach Herb Frittatas
- Baked Chicken
- Quinoa Breakfast Bars
Chopping veggies can be a tedious task, so I went ahead and chopped up some romaine, spinach, bell peppers, cucumber, and grape tomatoes and put it in some tupperware for an easy salad that I just have to add protein to.
I love to have hard boiled eggs for snacks, add to salads for some protein, or for egg salad. Matt adds it to tuna and takes some for snacks, so together: we need a lot of hard boiled eggs!
I also made some individual spinach herb frittatas and doubled the recipe. I included some sautéed bell peppers and used The Laughing Cow mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, & basil cheese wedge instead of garlic & herb.
Spaghetti squash is something that can take a long time to cook, but when you go ahead and cook it, it’s already ready for you for a weeknight!
I’ve been baking chicken breasts for lunches because it’s cheaper than deli meat. It’s also a lot less processed!
I make a big batch of quinoa because it makes meals really simple. It’s easy to add to dinners or grab for lunch. Here are some of my favorite ways to have it in my lunchbox:
- Butternut squash creamy quinoa salad
- Creamy quinoa salad
- High protein chicken salad
- Simple quinoa salad
Since I was already making quinoa, I decided to try out a new recipe concoction, which I’m not going to lie….you need to make. It’s seriously so good!
I currently have some chicken chili in the crockpot, which hopefully will turn out well! If it’s worth sharing, I certainly will.
Spending 1-2 hours of your weekend to prep some healthy meals for the week can really make your life easier! It’s definitely worth it!