A Simple 4-Part Meal Prep Plan

Sometimes meal planning can be a little daunting, and, let’s face it, a bit boring. I get it. Instead I want to share with you a simple 4-step strategy to go into your week with. We’re going to make something to freeze, one that’s a breeze, something for flavour, and something to savour.

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Something to freeze can be any freezer-friendly or make-ahead recipe. One that’s a breeze is a simple recipe that comes together in 30 minutes or less for an easy weeknight dinner. Something for flavour is a sauce, dressing, dip, spread, or basically anything you can add to veggies, grains, or proteins to spruce them up a bit. And something to savour is a snack or treat that’s nice to have on hand.

Here’s what we’ll do this week:

Something to freeze

Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps
These Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps are a healthy, spicy make-ahead meal! Easily vegan and gluten-free, made with warming Indian spices, these wraps are freezer-friendly to boot! 
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These Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps are freezer-friendly, vegan-friendly, friend-friendly, and they’re damn delicious. A batch will last several days in your fridge, or a couple of months in your freezer.

One that’s a breeze:

Spring Vegetable Lo Mein

spring vegetable lo mein in a white bowl with black chopsticks

This Spring Vegetable Lo Mein from Hello Veggie is loaded with seasonal veggies, tempeh, and a super tasty sauce. It’s a quick and easy weeknight dinner, and leftovers are perfect for packed lunches.

Something for flavour:

Coriander Mint Chutney

coriander mint chutney on a concrete background with jalapenos, lime, and coriander leaves scattered about

Not only will this Coriander Mint Chutney from Food to Glow go great with the Chickpea Wraps, but you’ll find countless other ways to use it up. Kellie recommends using it as a sandwich spread, on top of rice, eggs, etc. While you’re at it, be sure to check out her Saag Paneer Grilled Cheese. I’ve made it twice now, and it’s well worthy of your time.

Something to savour:

Carrot Pineapple Muffins
If you're looking for a great carrot muffin recipe, this is the one! These Carrot Pineapple Muffins are easy, healthy wholegrain muffins that are perfect for breakfast or snacks. Or, slap a little cream cheese frosting on them and you've got healthy carrot cake muffins! 
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carrot pineapple muffins on a grey background

carrot pineapple muffins on a grey surface with a pineapple and a bowl of shredded carrots to the side

These freezer-friendly Carrot Pineapple Muffins make a great on-the-go breakfast, snack, or a little something on the sweet side with your afternoon tea.



 

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