Clean Eating Meal Prep Guide (Week 4)

Clean Eating Meal Prep Guide (Week 4) – Weekly Meal Prep tips featuring clean, whole food recipes.  Always simple and always family friendly! 

It’s my mission to provide homemade, clean meals and avoid processed ingredients as much as possible for my family.  In this weekly series, I will be sharing what I’m prepping for the week ahead.  Pre-prepping is my secret for grabbing breakfast on the way out the door and makes packing lunches a breeze.  Not to mention it cuts the food budget and reduces the urge to cheat!

For my Top 10 Clean Eating Meal Prep tips, check out this post!

For me, meal prep involves making one or two breakfast and lunch choices for the week ahead, some healthy snacks, and a few ingredients for dinner.  If I have extra in-season produce, I will also prep and freeze it.  My meal prep sessions usually take an hour or two at the most and always include my favorite tunes cranked up in the background! 

I like to overlap recipes/ingredients as much as possible.  For example, this week’s shredded chicken and homemade mayo will both be used for the Chicken & Apple Curry Salad I’m also making.  Here is this week’s plan…

Clean Eating Meal Prep Guide (Week 4)

Breakfast/Snack: Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins – these are very hearty muffins with no refined sugar!

Breakfast/Snack: Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot or stovetop

Lunch/Snacks: Lettuce, Carrots, Cucumbers – for salads and snacking

Lunch/Dinner: Shredded Chicken in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker – endless uses…chicken noodle soup, pot pie, chicken salad, etc.

Lunch: Paleo Chicken & Apple Curry Salad – one of my favorites for lunch!

Dinner/Freezer: Instant Pot Hamburger Soup – this recipe makes enough for one dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day

Snack: Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars (Larabar copycat) – great for afternoon/post workout snack, or anytime you need a sweet fix!

Miscellaneous: Homemade Whole30 Mayonnaise – for egg salad and the chicken salad above

The Recipes

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

You will need: pumpkin puree, oats, eggs, maple syrup, applesauce, coconut oil, almond milk, whole wheat flour, pumpkin pie spice

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

You will need: 1-2 dozen eggs

Shredded Chicken

You will need: 4 lbs boneless skinless breast, water or broth, celery, garlic

Paleo Chicken & Apple Curry Salad

You will need: shredded chicken, apples, sliced almonds, cilantro, homemade mayo

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

You will need: 1 lb ground beef or venison, carrots, celery, potatoes, onion, beef broth, diced tomatoes, green beans, tomato paste

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup (Whole30 Paleo) - aka Poor Man's Soup!  Hearty, healthy, and totally budget friendly.  Your family will love this soup! | tastythin.com

Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

You will need: dates, cocoa, almonds, cashews, vanilla, peppermint oil, dark chocolate chips

Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars (Paleo) - these homemade Larabars are gluten free and made with only clean ingredients. | tastythin.com

Homemade Whole30 Mayonnaise

You will need: avocado oil, egg, ground mustard, lemon juice, salt

Homemade Whole30 Mayonnaise - creamy and delicious compliant mayo that is a cinch to make with only a few ingredients! | tastythin.com

 

Tip: Use these convenient glass meal prep containers for packing lunches!!

3 Compartment Glass Meal Prep Containers

             

2 Compartment Glass Meal Prep Containers
 

*Some of these recipes are made in the Instant Pot (which is my best friend on meal prep day!), but can also be made on the stovetop or in the slow cooker

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