Week of Healthy Meal Prep: August 12-16
Monday: Chipotle Bean Burritos
Add guacamole and chips to this hearty vegetarian dish for an easy Mexican meal.
Tuesday: Lemon-Browned Butter Cod With Hazelnut Pilaf
Thin pieces of spaghetti are traditional in Armenian-style pilaf. If you can't find basmati rice, any long-grain white rice will work. Keep an eye on the butter mixture as it browns—it can burn quickly.
Wednesday: Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad
If you've never thrown fresh lemons on the grill, try it: The slight char makes them juicier and intensifies their tartness.
Thursday: Zucchini and Shrimp Cakes With Snap Pea Relish
These shrimp and zucchini patties are a delicious expression of warmer weather—and best of all, you can have them ready in under 30 minutes.These patties cook quickly, just 3 minutes on each side.
Friday: Tomato-Ricotta Pizza
Red tomatoes are richer in antioxidants when cooked, giving you better access to lycopene (a disease-fighting antioxidant). The higher-quality ricotta you use, the creamier, and more delicious the pizza; we prefer Calabro brand.
Treat Yourself: Lemon-Lime Radler
Half beer, half citrus soda, the Radler is Germany’s version of the shandy. Our take on this crisp, cooling libation is only 90 calories per serving and slashes sugar by trading store-bought soda for fresh lemon and lime juice. Our Radler is tangy and lightly sweet with just the right amount of bitterness for balance. The best part—we fully utilize all cans involved, so no awkward leftovers. For a twist, try swapping in different citrus juices or sparkling water flavors. For the best results, make sure your ingredients are sufficiently chilled beforehand.