Food Friday: Meal Prep

Should I make “Food Friday” a thing? Post something about food every Friday? Thinking about it…

Anyway! On Sundays I meal prep, so this past Sunday I made chicken burrito bowls. I shop on a budget for myself and boyfriend, and I meal prep for us both. Roughly this means I’m the chef, sous chef, clean-up crew (although the bf cleans up after me because I always leave things out haha), and the food shopper (is that even a thing)? I’m pretty much a functioning meal prep company embodied in one tiny human!

I was scrolling through BuzzFeed Tasty videos and this video struck me. It made me hungry, crave salsa, chicken, and cilantro. This meant I had to make this for meal prep.

Just for reference, I make 7-8 meals for my boyfriend and 5-6 meals for myself. That means 12-14 meals total and half this week were these chicken burrito bowls. Here’s a picture of 6!


The 4 horizontal meals are mine, and the 2 on the right are his. The difference? His clearly have corn, beans, and tomatoes. Mine do not have those fun toppings because mine are only 387 calories (53 Carbs|3 Fat|33 Protein) and his are about 500 calories! His also have 1.5 cups of rice and mine are a strict 1 cup.

The best part? The chicken, onions, and peppers were done in ONE PAN! That’s right. One pan, into the oven for 30-35 minutes. Cutting the veggies only takes about 10 minutes or less, so overall cooking was a breeze. I was done making dinners (including portioning it out) in one hour. That’s impressive.

Are you into food porn? Because below is one hell of a picture.


If you’re curious, the chicken is seasoned with salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder. Then I topped it with salsa and that’s how it went into the oven! How easy is that?


If you have any meal prep suggestions or comments I’d love to hear them and try them out!!

Instagram/Youtube: MeaganLaCubana

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