Meal prepping although may be tedious can really make your life easier. It will keep you focused and makes life so much easier. Take a few hours this weekend to make some amazing dishes to have throughout the week. The key to making meal prep successful is making sure you do what you know.
You don’t need to make a chicken dish with 72 ingredients that takes hours to prepare. Just so something simple. Marinade chicken and toss on the grill or in the crock-pot. I am the first person to say I don’t like basic meals. However, when it comes to meal prepping basic is really the best way to be. It will be much quicker for you if you just do simple recipes. This recipe has chicken with Mediterranean flavors topped with a tomato salad and served with couscous
Mediterranean Chicken Bowls
6 chicken thighs or breasts, boneless and skinless
3 T Greek yogurt
1 T Olive Oil
1 lemon, juiced
2 t red wine vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 T oregano
1/2 T garlic powder
1/2 T onion powder
Sprinkle: Salt and Pepper
Directions: In a bowl mix all above ingredients together minus the chicken. Once well mixed add in the chicken and refrigerator for 1 hour. Once ready to cook you can either cook it in a saute pan or on the grill. Either way will work fine. Make sure regardless you let the marinade drip off before putting on the grill or in the pan. Cook until done. Set aside.
4 campari or roma tomatoes, chopped
5 mini cucumbers, cut into half moons (you can use regular cucumbers as well)
1 small red onion, chopped
1 1/2 T Olive Oil
2 t oregano, dried
Sprinkle: Salt and Pepper
3 T Feta (optional)
Directions: Add all above ingredients minus the feta to a bowl and mix well. (The feta will be added once you are ready to eat.) Refrigerate.
Tzatziki sauce (homemade or store bought)
When I make this meal I use a 2 opening container. I chop the chicken up and add that to the container and then on the other side I add in the couscous. You can decide the amounts you choose to have. I usually add about 4-5 oz of the chicken and only about 1/2 cup of the couscous. I add the salad to a separate container. Once ready to eat, I heat container with the chicken and then I top the chicken with the salad and 1/2 T or so of crumbled feta. If you want to add the tzatziki sauce to the top it off you can also do that. Just makes for a nice finish but definitely isn’t needed. This meal is very filling and has lots of protein and vegetables. And you’ll feel satisfied after eating it. Who doesn’t like a light healthy lunch that’s ready to go?