7-Day Healthy Meal Prep – I have a feeling it is going to be an absolutely incredible year and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
Now to be honest I was a little decadent over the holidays so I’ve made it my New Year’s resolution to get back on track and start eating well. And I’ve created a couple new great series ideas for the month of January to help me do that. And hopefully you will find them as inspiring as I do.
Now the first is called my 30 Day Smoothie Challenge and it’s going to be happening entirely on Instagram. So if you don’t follow me on Instagram, head over to thedomesticgeek1. I’m going to be sharing a brand new smoothie recipe every single day of January.
7-Day Healthy Meal Prep
The second series is going to be all about 7-Day Healthy Meal Prep. Now a few months ago I posted a weekly meal prep video and you guys seemed to love it and you’ve been asking for more ever since. So every Thursday, through the month of January I’m going to share a new Weekly Meal Prep video to get you inspired for the week to come.
Basically, this is a way to do all of your cooking on Sunday and set yourself up for success the entire week. You’ll also be able to find all of the shopping lists on thedomesticgeek.com so once you’re done watching this video head over there and you can just print out the shopping lists, take them with you to the grocery store and boom, you are ready for the week.
The star of the show this week will be these beautiful salmon filets. Now I’m just going to create a really basic marinade for them and bake them in the oven. It could not be simpler. I’m basically combining some olive oil, a little bit of fresh lemon juice, some garlic and some salt and pepper. I’m going to whisk this together really, really well and pour it over my salmon filets.
Now we’re going to let these sit for fifteen or twenty minutes so they can absorb all of that deliciousness. In the meantime, I’m going to get started on my rice. Now I’m using some brown and wild rice so it takes just a little bit longer to cook – about 30-40 minutes. So what I’m going to do is combine the rice and some vegetable stock with a little bit of garlic in a pot.
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I’m going to bring this to a boil and then once it’s reached a boil I’m going to turn the heat down to low, put the lid on and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes or until it’s soft and delicious. While my rice is simmering away, I’m going to put my salmon in the oven at 350°F.
We’re looking for about 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is completely opaque all the way through. In the meantime, I’m going to get started on wilting my spinach. All I’m going to do is in a frying pan, heat up some olive oil, add a little bit of garlic and then, in goes my spinach. I’m going to put the lid on and allow it to wilt completely.
Once it’s done, I’m just going to put it in a container, let it cool and then I can eat it for lunch and dinner all week long. Now I think it is really important when you’re doing weekly meal prep to make a nice, big salad that will last all week long. That way, when you’re feeling peckish, you’ll reach for that instead of some potato chips or cookies.
Basically for this salad, the secret is not to use any lettuce because lettuce will just not hold up to a dressing all week long. So I’ve got some beautiful cherry tomatoes standing by and to that I’m just going to add some gorgeous pepper – I love bell pepper.
They’re so delicious. And some kalamata olives which add a beautiful saltiness to this. And then we’re just going to add a few cubes of feta. And when I say a few, I mean a lot. Some olive oil, a little bit of white wine vinegar for some acidity, some salt, some pepper and my favourite homemade Greek seasoning.
Next up, I’m going to prep my raw veggies. Now these are great to have on hand when you’re having a snack attack. So this week I am going to be prepping some carrots, some zucchini, and a little bit of cauliflower.
Next up, I’m going to prep my fruit. This week it’s going to be some pineapple and some mango. And don’t sweat it if you can’t finish all of this fruit within the week, you can totally freeze it for smoothies next week.
7-Day Healthy Meal Prep – Finally, I’m going to make one of my very favourite snacks – it’s a super simple trail mix and it’s perfect when you have a case of the munchies. So in a large bowl, I’m combining some almonds, some walnuts, some cranberries, and some raisins. It’s as simple as that.