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Easy Meal Prepping: Roasted Vegetables and Chicken

Lately, we’ve realized how magical a little bit of meal prep can be for our sanity during the week! I’m not sure why it took us 3 1/2 years to figure this out, but now I feel like our lives are changed.

The past two weeks we’ve taken advantage of one of Adeline’s nap times to roast a hefty amount of vegetables, and grill some chicken for our lunches. So far our favorite combo has been: zucchini, squash, onion, carrot, green bell pepper, sweet potato, red potato, and chicken.

For our first batch, Adam actually grilled everything outside, which turned out delicious, but took a little more work. He cut most of the vegetables into smaller portions, but then once everything was grilled, we diced it all up. We made 6 batches, so we each had 3 lunches ready for the week.

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The second time around, we skipped the chicken and just opted to roast all of the vegetables together at one time in the oven. We diced up all of the vegetables, tossed them with some extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little bit of garlic powder, then put them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 400 for about 45 minutes – 1 hour.

meal prep ideas using roasted vegetables

So. Good. Like, SO good. Being able to warm up a filling, homemade meal at work is the best thing ever. I wish we’d started this years ago! I now understand what all of the “meal prep” hype is about!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We were able to squeeze in one long walk, and lots of cuddles with our little lady. It was a pretty rainy weekend overall, so today I think we’re all happy for sunshine!


Do you meal prep? What are your tips? Favorite meal prepping recipes?

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    Amanda @ ExploringLifeAndThings
    March 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I love meal prepping but I’m not consistent with it at all! I get in phases where I’m good for weeks at a time and then I slack off haha. It makes the weekdays so much easier when some of my meals or prepped, or even when I have an idea of what to make. I like to use the crockpot to make salsa chicken and then use it for taco bowls during the week. It’s just 2 ingredients- salsa and chicken 🙂

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    Katie @ Live Half Full
    March 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Meal prep is such a game changer!!! I like prepping breakfast the most and use up leftovers for lunch. This week I made an egg bake and Rich made a huge batch of chili mac tonight for his lunches this week since I have work obligations during lunch.

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