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!

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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.

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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?

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

Instagram/Youtube: MeaganLaCubana

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Somnath says:

    Nice one..plan to try this at some point of time

    1. tell me how it goes! or post a picture to Instagram and tag me if you do it 😀

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