Week of Healthy Meal Prep: September 3-7
Monday (Labor Day): Banh Mi Burgers
Here, a basic beef burger takes some cues from the classic Vietnamese sandwich and cranks its flavor up to 10. We enjoy our burgers cooked to medium (140°F) for more juiciness, and we always purchase the meat from a trusted source. You can cook the patties to your desired degree of doneness; the USDA recommends 160°F for ground beef.
Tuesday: Chicken Kebabs With Spicy Sauce
That jar of salsa hanging out in the back of your fridge has more in store for it than a date with a bag of tortilla chips. This easy chicken kebabs recipe will help you teach that lycopene-rich salsa some tasty new tricks. Round out the meal with grilled wedge-salad slaw.
Wednesday: Spicy Shrimp Noodles
These superfast bowls satisfy with filling brown rice noodles and fresh shrimp. If you can’t find brown rice noodles, substitute your favorite whole-grain linguine or fettuccine.
Thursday: Grilled Heirloom Tomato and Feta Panzanella
This salad comes together in just 20 minutes. But spring for heirloom tomatoes—their rich flavor and vibrant color add a huge wow factor. Beans bulk it up with fiber and protein.
Friday: Cold Sesame Noodles With Chicken and Cucumbers
Dig into a simple end-of-summer pasta loaded with chicken, cucumbers, and peanuts.
Treat Yourself: Easy Peach Hand Pies
With just five ingredients, these summer fruit snacks come together in a snap. Store-bought pie dough cuts down on prep work—simply roll it out, add the fillings, seal, then bake. Best of all, one hand pie is just 43 calories.