Almost No-Cook Meal Prep!

I don’t know about you but summer weekends are usually packed to the brim with activities and the last thing anyone wants to is meal prep in a hot kitchen. Nonetheless, I want to eat well during the week and avoid wasting money on takeout.

These are easy, healthy options where it’s really about assembling rather than cooking. Everything listed here can be purchased at Whole Foods so with Amazon Prime, you could skip going to the grocery store! This isn’t going to sustain a full 5 days of meals but definitely enough to get through the majority of the week. Let’s be real, there are some days where going to Shake Shack sounds better than a pita pocket.

basic Grocery List:

  • Fruits that don’t require prepping like berries, bananas, cherries, grapes, bananas

  • Yogurt

  • Whole wheat pita pockets or english muffins

  • Pre-made egg salad, chicken salad, or tuna salad - whatever you’re into

  • Pesto

  • Sweet potatoes (2 medium size)

  • Tomato (1 medium)

  • Rotisserie chicken

  • Pasta

  • Optional: Trail mix, veggies to snack on, apples & almond butter, frozen foods to have as back-up

Prep

  • Shred all of the meat on the rotisserie chicken right when you get home and put it in a container. It’s easier to do when it’s warm and it will make life so much easier during the week

  • The only thing I cooked was the sweet potatoes and you have options:

    • Mashed: Dice into cubes, boil in water until tender, drain, mash with butter, oil & seasoning (See pics below)

    • Roasted: Dice into cubes, toss in oil and seasoning, roast in the oven at 375 F until cooked

What am I eating this week:

Breakfast:

  • Fruit & Yogurt: I usually bring the berries and yogurt to work on Monday and assemble it each day in a cup/bowl.

Lunch:

  • Mini pita pockets with chicken, pesto & slice of tomato (optional: mozzarella, balsamic)

  • Mini pita pockets with egg salad (optional: sliced cucumbers & avocado )

Dinner:

  • Rotisserie chicken with mashed sweet potatoes

  • Pasta with pesto, chicken & tomatoes