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Your 1-Week Make-Ahead Meal Plan

Batch cooking doesn’t necessarily mean eating the same thing all week. Actually, it’s quite the opposite – you can use batch cooking as a tool to ensure your week is filled with nutritious and varied meals. When you cook ahead, you can make some meals entirely in advance and also prepare various recipe components such as roasted vegetables, quinoa, proteins and sauces. On busier days, you can simply reheat and eat, but when you have a few extra moments, you can assemble your prepared components with a fresh ingredient such as a quick-cooking protein like shrimp. By implementing our tips and tricks, you’ll actually be spending less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your meals. Ready to get started? Check out the game plan on the next page for a list of weekend prep tasks.

YOUR WEEKEND BATCH-COOKING GAME PLAN

These 8 tasks will yield a week’s worth of meals. During the week, there will be minimal prep time to assemble or finish off a recipe. Make sure to follow the storage instructions indicated in each recipe.

1. Make Multiuse Roasted Veg.

2. Make Pesto Cauliflower Pizza. Note that recipe makes additional pesto for use throughout the week.

3. Make Kale & Mushroom Frittata.

4. Make One-Pot Mediterranean Lemon Chicken & Rice.

5. Make Sautéed Cinnamon Apples & Pears.

6. Cook quinoa for use throughout the week (1¼ cups dry; cook according to package directions). Freeze 1 cup cooked quinoa for use later in week; refrigerate remaining.

7. Prepare Apple Cinnamon Walnut Pancakes with Almond Butter Spread.

8. Make Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette.

KALE & MUSHROOM FRITTATA

GF

 avocado oil + additional for greasing chopped yellow onion sliced mushrooms baby kale garlic, minced ground black pepper sea salt

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