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.

photo collage with a quiche, broccoli stir-fry, hummus, and chocolate balls

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

Smoky Asparagus Quiche
Smoky Asparagus Quiche! Made with softened leeks, smoked cheese, and a wholegrain spelt crust, this quiche is perfect for a springtime brunch.
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A slice of quiche on a white plate with a pan of quiche in the background

A slice of quiche on a white plate with a fork, a glass of water, full quiche, and server in the background

I don’t usually like to freeze eggs, but this Smoky Asparagus Quiche (or any quiche) is a great make-ahead option. Something about the crust makes it less weird to freeze the egg if you do decide to freeze it, and if not it’ll hold up well all week in your fridge. {Pin for later}

ONE THAT’S A BREEZE

Pan-Fried Broccoli with Sesame Egg Ribbons
Pan-Fried Broccoli with Sesame Egg Ribbons is a quick, easy, and healthy meal for one. Loaded with vegetables and packed with protein, this dish is gluten-free, paleo, and Whole 30 compliant. 
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pan fried broccoli in a blue bowl

overhead photo of pan fried broccoli and egg in a blue bowl with chop sticks to the side

Feel free to switch up the veg in this quick and easy Panfried Broccoli with Sesame Egg Ribbons. You can also sub in tofu or some chickpeas if you want a vegan dinner. Either way, you’ll have your dinner on the table in under 15 mins. {Pin for later}

SOMETHING FOR FLAVOUR

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls are perfect for lunch, a snack, or a party platter! Protein-packed hummus is spooned into bowls and topped with roasted cauliflower and toasted pumpkin seeds for a deliciously different meal. 
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large blue bowl of hummus and roasted cauliflower on a grey background

portrait photo with two bowls of hummus and roasted cauliflower on a grey background

You don’t have to make the roasted cauliflower, this is just a really great basic hummus recipe that I like to keep in my back pocket. Add hummus to roasted vegetables, smear in sandwiches, use as a dip for raw veggies, or just eat it with a spoon. {Pin for later}

SOMETHING TO SAVOUR

Chocolate Energy Balls
These Chocolate Energy Bites are naturally sweetened with dates for a healthy snack. They've got lots of protein and healthy fats thanks to almonds, use only 4 ingredients (plus spices), and are incredibly easy to make! 
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A large blue bowl filled with chocolate energy balls with dates

I love these Chocolate Energy Bites because they’re made with all natural, easy-to-find ingredients and they’re super simple to make. A batch will last a couple of weeks in the fridge and are the perfect something sweet with a cup of tea in the afternoon or after dinner. {Pin for later}



 

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