Greek salad meal prep for a week! 4 days to be exact. Because, even I, a creature of habit. One that can eat the same thing over and over. Can only do 4 solid days before I need something new up in the mix. Ha!
Before we get to the recipe, I’m going to answer a question I get ALL THE TIME. Meal prep. Who? What? How?
I know so many people who stop by the grocery store on their way home from work to grab that evenings dinner. Personally that gives me the chills. I despise going to the grocery store. Well, other than Trader Joe’s. So, I make it a once a week thing. Which could give you the chills…lol. With a little practice and some strategy, I promise you can do this too. It’s such a life/time saver!
Tips for easy meal-prep
1 – Pull out your calendar. Take a peek at the week ahead. Realistically, how many days will you be home for dinner. Meetings, sports, kids activities, happy hours all play into this. My goal is to cook at least 3 of the weeknights. And plan for leftovers the nights I wont have time. Picking recipes that can double duty. Like, cook extra chicken one night for dinner. Make soup or chop up extra chicken for salads the next night. I know that if I have a meeting on a Tuesday night, I need to:
A.) prep or cook the night before.
B.) plan something super simple.
C.) pick up dinner somewhere.
2 – Pick one day a week to decide on actual meals. Every Wednesday I do my meal plan for the following week. Now that you’ve figured out how many meals you need to plan for the upcoming week. Flip thought magazines. Scroll through pinterest. Pull out all your fave cookbooks. Just pick a day and make it happen. I actually enjoy this part! Then write it out in the notes on your phone.
Monday – chicken + rice + veggies
Tuesday – chicken tacos + green salad