A Week of Healthy Meal Prep: May 28-June 1
Monday: Juicy Grass-Fed Beef Burgers
In addition to the mayo mixed into the patties, we also stir in caramelized onions to help with juiciness and offer a flavor boost. Without a lot of fat to insulate them, grass-fed ground beef patties cook quicker than grain-fed burgers.
Tuesday: Orange-Almond Chicken-and-Cabbage Bowls
This colorful, no-cook chicken and cabbage bowl is the perfect weeknight dinner solution: quick, endlessly adaptable, and low-calorie yet completely satisfying.
Wednesday: Middle Eastern Kofta Kebabs with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
Cooked quinoa acts as a binder for these kebabs, packing them with extra protein and some whole-grain goodness.
Thursday: Shrimp and Broccoli Rotini
Sometimes simple and easy is best, as in this no-frills shrimp, broccoli, and pasta dish. Try switching to whole-grain rotini for a nutrition boost. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp in this recipe, just make sure to look for the peeled and deveined kind without any additives.
Friday: Tomato, Basil, and Corn Pizza
A sprinkling of cornmeal keeps the dough from sticking to the pizza stone and gets the bottom of the crust extra crispy. If you don't have a rectangular pizza stone, use a heavy baking sheet instead. Serve with a green side salad for a winning weeknight combination.
Big Batch Breakfast Idea: Ham and Swiss Egg Sandwiches
This delicious handheld breakfast will get the kids going in the morning and out the door without delay. Warm and savory, it will truly start the day off right.
Treat Yourself: Barbados Rum Punch
Barbados, the Caribbean birthplace of rum, has a rum punch recipe as foolproof as it is versatile: "One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, and four of weak." In our take, fruit juice and ginger ale serve as both sweet and weak, so we don't need to add any brown sugar or simple syrup.