Meal Prep Meal That You're Actually Excited To Eat

Eating the same few foods, day after day, can get old pretty quickly ! 

Once you feel like you’re stuck in a salmon-and-steamed-broccoli rut, you may lose interest in meal prep altogether

 Wherever you are in your meal prep mastery, one of the most important factors to ensure your success is making simple food that you enjoy eating,

 ...Change  things up every once in a while so you don’t get bored

 Here a nutritious and delicious meal to add to your meal prep arsenal..

 Greek Healthy meal prepping. 

 This Greek healthy meal prep recipe is epic:

  • Cauliflower rice tabbouleh,
  • Tender seasoned chicken breasts,
  • Hummus or baba ganoush,
  • Kalamata olives,
  • ......and a rich, garlicky tzatziki.

 Main Course

Cuisine Mediterranean

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 1 hour

Servings 5 servings

 Ingredients

GREEK-SEASONED CHICKEN

-3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2.5 pounds)

-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

-1 teaspoons dried oregano

-1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

-1/2 teaspoon dried basil

-1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion

-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

-1 teaspoon salt

 TZATZIKI

-1/2 large cucumber , unpeeled and grated

-1 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt

-2 large garlic cloves , finely minced

-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

-1 Tablespoon white vinegar

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1 Tablespoon minced fresh dill

 TABBOULEH

-1 bag of cauliflower rice , thawed

-1/2 medium cucumber , unpeeled and diced

-1 cup tomatoes , diced (about 2 Roma)

-1 1/2 cups flat-leaf parsley , chopped

-1/4 cup mint leaves , chopped (optional_

-2 scallions, white and pale-green parts only, sliced thin

-1 garlic clove , minced fine

-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil , divided

-1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

-1 teaspoon salt , plus more to taste

ADDITIONAL

-hummus or baba ganoush , about 2-3 tablespoons per bowl (about 3/4 cup total)

-kalamata olives , about 5 per bowl

-crumbled feta , if desired

 EQUIPMENT NEEDED

-meal prep containers

-microplane zester

-grater

-chef's knife

-large cutting board

 Instructions:

TZATZIKI

Place grated cucumber (for tzatziki) on a paper towel and gather edges together.

Gently squeeze the bundle to get rid of as much liquid as possible, then place on top of a sieve or colander while you prep the remaining items to allow the cucumber to continue to drain.

 When cucumber has totally drained, stir together all tzatziki ingredients. Season with additional salt, to taste.

 CHICKEN

Preheat oven to 400º F.....

Combine all herbs, spices, and salt in a small bowl.

Brush both sides of chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle generously with herb mixture.

Bake until meat thermometer reads 160º F, about 25-28 minutes for pretty thick breasts.

Don't overcook! Remove from oven and set aside to fully cool.

TABBOULEH

Combine all ingredients and season with additional salt, to taste.

 ASSEMBLE BOWLS

Slice chicken breasts into about 1/2" slices against the grain.

Divide slices equally among 5 meal prep containers.

Divide tabbouleh and tzatziki equally among meal prep containers, as well.

Spoon about 2-3 tablespoons hummus or baba ganoush into each container, to taste, and top with about 5 kalamata olives.

Garnish with crumbled feta, if desired, chopped fresh parsley, a light drizzle of olive oil, or freshly cracked black pepper. YUM

DAIRY-FREE TZATZIKI

This  tzatziki is so flavorful and totally dairy free. Perfect on chicken and in our Greek healthy meal prep recipe!

 Prep Time 5 minutes

 Ingredients

-coconut cream from one can of full-fat coconut , about scant 1 cup

-1/2 cup cucumber, grated

-2 cloves garlic minced fine, about 2 teaspoons

-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

-1 teaspoon dried dill or about 2-3 teaspoons fresh dill, minced

-1-1 1/2 teaspoons salt

-1/4 cup Whole30-compliant mayonnaise

-1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped optional

 Instructions

Place grated cucumber (for tzatziki) on a paper towel and gather edges together.

Gently squeeze the bundle to get rid of as much liquid as possible....

...then place on top of a sieve or colander while you prep the remaining items to allow the cucumber to continue to drain.

 Combine all ingredients in bowl, adding cucumber, and stir until well combined. Season with salt to taste and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

 At prep naturals, we strive to keep your meal prep interesting so you can be consistent with your nutrition plan, We hope this recipe helps you stay on track !

 

 

Source:

http://40aprons.com/greek-healthy-meal-prep-recipe-whole30/