My last meal prepping blog post was one of the most popular on the Litehouse blog and on Pinterest, so I decided to meal prep again by creating this formula to prepare seven healthy lunches for the week. I love the feeling of looking in the fridge at the beginning of the week and seeing all of the healthy meals prepared for me because often times I turn to unhealthy convenience foods during lunch time if I’m busy or don’t feel like making lunch.
I don’t count calories, follow any fad diets or ban any foods. I try to eat everything in moderation and focus on whole and fresh foods. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods because they taste delicious, fill you up and offer a ton of nutritional value including Vitamin A, fiber potassium, beta-carotene among others. Quinoa has become popular for very good reason. This tiny seed provides vitamins, fiber and protein. Sweet potatoes combined with quinoa makes a healthful, filling lunch. I like to eat these sweet potato and quinoa patties over some greens with a little Opa by Litehouse Jalapeno Ranch Greek Yogurt dressing (The OPA by Litehouse Greek Yogurt dressing line has 60% fewer calories than regular dressing)!
I use the Litehouse herbs to add flavor in almost every recipe I make. This lemon-ginger chicken marinade is simple and packs flavor. I like to grill the chicken and put it over brown rice with greens. In this recipe, there is 4 cups of greens mixed in with each serving of brown rice. I purchased a bag of spinach, bok choy and green chard, which makes really things easy, but you can use any combination of greens you like.
Chickpeas a.k.a garbanzo beans are what is used to make hummus. These beans are a good source of protein, fiber and other vitamins. This chickpea, avocado and chicken wrap is extremely filling. I even recommend making 4-6 smaller portions instead of two large portions if you want to have smaller meals throughout the day. In order to prevent the wrap from becoming soggy during the week, store the chickpea filling in a separate container and only make the wrap when you are ready to eat it.
I am really enjoying eating these lunches throughout the week. I can’t wait to get my grill fired up next week in the beautiful spring weather and prep the other week of meals! Let us know how your meal prepping and lunches turned out!