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 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

Black Bean and Quinoa Freezer Burritos
Black Bean and Quinoa Freezer Burritos! These make-ahead vegetarian burritos are super easy to make, loaded with beans and veggies, and are freezer-friendly. Perfect for healthy lunch on the go or planning for busy times. 
Check out this recipe
A stacked black bean freezer burrito on a piece of foil

vegetarian black bean burrito on a piece of foil with foil-wrapped burritos in the background

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One that’s a breeze

Orecchiette with Broccoli and Lemon
This quick and easy Orecchiette with Broccoli and Lemon is a perfect weeknight dinner. It's loaded with veggies, comes together in a flash, and is simple yet still sophisticated. 
Check out this recipe
orecchiette with broccoli and lemon on a patterned plate with lemons and parmesan

orecchiette with broccoli and lemon on a green patterned plate with lemon and parmesan

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Something for flavour

Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

I’m obsessed with this amazing back pocket Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce from Sustainable Cooks. It will transform anything you drizzle it over including rice and grains, proteins, veggies, and eggs. Try it with my favourite Corn and Tomato Frittata or drizzle on top of these easy and delicious Tempeh Tacos!

chimichurri sauce on a white background

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Something to savour

Peanut Butter Oat Bars
These Peanut Butter Oat Bars make a great snack or after school treat! Made with healthy ingredients, low in sugar, and vegan friendly, these are sure to hit the spot. 
Check out this recipe
peanut butter oat bars sliced and drizzled with dark chocolate

peanut butter oat bars drizzled with dark chocolate on a sheet of parchment paper

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Comments

  1. Catherine Olds says

    April 22, 2019 at 1:53 am

    This plan looks great. Thanks for simplifying an overwhelming task. Now then, did you have a video tutorial on burrito rolling?

    • Katie Trant says

      April 22, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      Hey Catherine! I don’t have a video tutorial personally, but I do link to a great burrito rolling tutorial in the black bean burrito post, so hopefully that will help.

  2. D. parikh says

    May 3, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I’ve been struggling with meal prep, and I love this idea. Could you help me figure out how to build a whole weeks (at least 5 days) of meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from these basics?

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