Week of Healthy Meal Prep: August 13-17
Sunday Prep: Chicken Cacciatore
Whip up a big batch of this Chicken Cacciatore on Sunday afternoon, and then separate it out and freeze it for meals later in the week. It’ll take about an hour, and you’ll barely have to cook again for the rest of the week. Translation: It’s totally worth it
Sunday Dinner: Oven-Braised Pot Roast
Monday: Pot Roast Tacos With Chimichurri
Taco night is a breeze with Sunday's leftover pot roast. Since you're totally transforming the roast, you won't get bored of eating the same thing twice.
Tuesday: Roast Beef Hash
Wednesday: Chicken Cacciatore With Whole-Wheat Pasta
Serve leftover Chicken Cacciatore with your favorite bean-based or whole-wheat pasta for an Italian-inspired feast.
Thursday: Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks
Young cooks will enjoy breading the fish sticks and stirring together the tartar sauce. Look for wild-caught Pacific halibut at your fish counter for the most sustainable choice. Avoid Atlantic halibut. For tilapia, buy American farm-raised. Serve with a side of green beans for an extra nutrition boost.
Friday: Chicken Cacciatore With Crunchy Cucumber, Feta, and Almond Salad
Break out your leftover Chicken Cacciatore, and serve with this cucumber feta salad. It boasts plenty of texture, the most satisfying element of any salad. Crunchy and crisp vegetables signify freshness—and they taste as vibrant as they look. We dial up the crunch even more with crisp romaine hearts, sliced cucumber, and coarsely chopped almonds. Creamy feta and fresh dill add another element of flavor to the cucumber salad.
Big-Batch Breakfast Idea: Sunflower Granola Breakfast Parfaits
To make this portable breakfast a snap, prepare the granola in advance and store it in an airtight container. Be sure to keep a close eye on the broiler so the granola doesn't burn. You can also sub pitted fresh cherries or any ripe berry for the raspberries.