Meal prepping is the concept of planning and preparing your meals ahead of schedule. You can meal prep one day ahead or spend a day to prepare meals for a whole week. Here are 3 easy and delicious meal prep ideas to save your time!
(1) Avocado Chicken Wraps (Servings: 4)
4 tortillas (warmed)
1 cups cooked chicken (sliced, shredded or diced)
1 ripe avocado (diced)
½ cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
Step 1: Mix the cooked chicken, diced avocado, sour cream and cilantro in a bowl.
Step 2: Top a warmed tortilla with ¼ of the mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Roll up.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 for the remaining tortillas.
(2) Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus (Servings: 4)
1 pound salmon fillet (cut into 4 fillets)
1 bunch asparagus (trimmed off woody ends)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons fresh cracked black pepper
Step 1: Heat a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the salmon fillets and asparagus. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Cook for 3 minutes on each side.
Step 2: Add the minced garlic and lemon juice. Cook the garlic until it turns to brown. Then, turn off the heat.
(3) Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Shells (Servings: 4)
8 ounces shell pasta
1 pound chicken breast (cooked and diced)
3 cups broccoli (chopped into florets)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Step 1: In a large pot of boiling water, cook shell pasta according to package directions.
Step 2: Add the broccoli florets to the boiling water during last 3 minutes of cooking.
Step 3: Drain and set aside the pasta and the broccoli florets.
Step 4: In the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in and cook the flour for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and cheese until the mixture is bubbling and thickened.
Step 5: Add the drained shell pasta, broccoli and chicken. Combine with the sauce.