It’s finally here!! A 5-day meal plan that is fool proof and ready for you to conquer your week with healthy pre-made breakfasts and lunch + 5 super-duper easy weeknight meals that take little effort to make but are oh-so delicious! Also, everything included in this guide is Whole30 compliant… so if you are gearing up for #septemberwhole30 this will be great for you!
This post is proudly sponsored by my lovely friends over at OXO. I have been wanting to share a meal plan with you guys for forever, and it’s finally happening!! And, we will be giving away 3 of their 16-piece glass storage containers over on instagram all week, so be sure to head over and enter! They are the best for meal prep!
Taking the time on the weekend to plan out your week is one of the best things one can do to ensure that their week will be as healthy as can be. Of course, things come up and things change, but if you can stick to your plan as much as possible, it’s a lot better than not having one at all, right? I love having my breakfasts ready to go because mornings are HECTIC around here: I am up sippin coffee, making lunches, getting kids and myself dressed, and making 4 breakfasts on top of all that? Well, it’s just a little bit of a balancing act. So having that one extra step already checked off my list is really freaking nice.
I also like to get most of my work done while the kids are at school, so if I have my lunch already made where I can just run to the fridge and throw some things together, I can get so much more done in the hours that I have to myself! This also works great for those of you that eat your lunch at the office!
I like to store all of my pre-made items in these glass storage containers by OXO. They are oven/microwave safe and BPA free! I also love how they stack nicely in my fridge to keep things looking nice and organized.
Lastly, I like to keep my weeknight meals super easy on busy weeknights. Think 15-30 minutes tops and minimal ingredients. That’s what we have here!
Okay: so let’s get to the good stuff. I have taken out all the guess work for you for the week, if you choose to follow my week-long super easy meal prep guide. We’ve got the first document, which is the Meal Prep Guide, which includes the grocery list and a few more tips/tricks. The second document, Meal Prep Recipes, is more or less the menu for the week with each of the recipes broken down. The first page includes which ones you prep for the week, then we get into each weeknight and what to make for that night with the full recipe! These are great to print off and keep in your kitchen for the week!
DOWNLOAD –> Meal Prep Guide
DOWNLOAD –> Meal Prep Recipes
This is what works for me and my family and I hope you will use this as a great outline or inspiration for your week if you are looking for it! I really try my best to be a great resource for each of you but I also don’t know how many people you are cooking for: just you? You and your roomie or boyfriend? your family of 4? or family of 6? and I definitely don’t know your kiddos taste buds. My kids aren’t super picky but I did deconstruct some of the meals down for them. For example, I served my taco meat in a taco salad. My kids ate theirs in flour tortillas with a side of sliced avocado and fruit. I hope that you’ll adjust this to your needs and use it as inspiration to make your week as successful and healthy as you want it to be! 🙂
If you are a visual learner, I have saved my week of stories with all of the recipes and prep breakdown on my Story Highlights over on Instagram! So be sure to check it out!
I hope you guys love this as much as I do. I am so excited to share this with you and would love to hear your feedback in the comments below. What do you like about the documents? Anything that it is missing? And, if you find it super duper helpful, perhaps I will do this at the beginning of each month! Let me know what you think!
Please note that I only work with companies and products that I feel passionately about and that align with The Defined Dish’s views and that this post contains sponsored content from OXO. While I am compensated for the work I do, my opinions are always 100% my own.
Kim Psalm138October 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm
Made the mayo (first time to make mayo!), made the egg cups, sampled egg cups (yum), made the bone broth, sampled bone broth (double yum)! I love prepping for the week, but my favorite part is looking in the fridge to see the prepped food! Yes, I have to make myself not open the refrigerator door over and over!
Julie BoltonOctober 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm
Thank you so much for this Alex! I love your recipes and now you have made them even easier to enjoy!! My favorite prep to do is to precut all of my veggies/some fruits. It makes snacks, meals and kids lunches so much easier and quick during the week! As a single Mom saving time is a must… Thank you again for helping me save even more time now! You Rock!!
magsandfashionOctober 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm
Love this— thank you! I just started meal prepping 3 weeks ago and it’s been a game changer. Can’t wait to add these recipes into the rotation. And the oxo containers are the among the best I snagged up!