Weekend Meal Prep Ideas for Sarah

My friend Sarah is joining the Whole30 bandwagon! I have put together some new links for easy recipes and added a few of my quick tricks.

Slow Cooker Spicy Braised Beef: To simplify this even more, skip the dried spices and even the Worcestershire if you don’t have any on hand. Don’t skip the jalapeno, canned tomatoes, garlic, bell pepper, lime juice or onion.

Tasty Burned Broccoli: No, I’m not joking! I buy 1-2 bags of organic broccoli at Trader Joe’s. You can bake with olive oil and garlic cloves in the oven for an hour, or you can drop olive oil and broccoli in a skillet on medium and let it saute until it’s crunchy. I do like it even a little burned and crispy, almost like it has been through a dehydrator.

Spaghetti Squash Dinner with or without Ground beef: Buy organic spaghetti squash at Trader Joe’s . . Split it in half, lengthwise. Remove the seeds with a spoon. Season the inside with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and place the squash face down (flesh down) and bake for 45 minutes or so. When you pull it out, it will of course be stringy like spaghetti. I put on more olive oil and red pepper flakes, but you could also serve with Trader Joe’s Organic Marinara and even some sauteed ground beef.

RX Bar Snack: This is a freebie. Order the box on Amazon 🙂 Not all flavors are Whole 30 approved, so if you’re picky check their web site. Otherwise just go with it. It’s fine.

Kale Chips Snack: Buy a bunch of organic lacinato red kale (this is a hearty, thick kale that withstands the olive oil and heat). Rinse and pull ends of stems off. Put on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle sea salt. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until crisp. Great snack.

Other things to keep on hand in a pinch: almonds, walnuts, grapes, green apples. Almond butter.

Check out more slow cooker recipes. I usually make 2-3 protein dishes to last the week and a few veggie dishes. Don’t be afraid to just pop open a can of tuna and mix in some mustard, add black pepper and put it on a bed of greens with olive oil for dressing. Life saver. Hope this helps gets you started!





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