Eating Berkeley presents a fresh, versatile and healthy recipe, so you can save time and money on meals throughout the week! Many nutritionists praise Mediterranean-style, plant-based diets as a great way to fuel your body and boost your energy throughout the day. So, we have created a template for preparing healthy meals that will last you all week long! Here’s what you’ll need.
Base: Carbs and vegetables
For your base, we recommend a mix of carbohydrates and vegetables to keep you full for a long period of time. This might look like a cup of quinoa or brown rice combined with a medley of veggies, including:
- roasted bell peppers
Feel free to go as extensive or minimal with this as your heart (and budget) desires! For maximum ease, you can boil your quinoa on a Sunday afternoon, store it in the fridge and draw from it during the week.
Protein: Meat, tofu, beans
Then, add in your protein. We recommend these protein sources:
- grilled chicken
- grilled salmon
- tofu scramble
- baked falafel
- garbanzo beans
- black beans
This doesn’t have to be too fancy! For a more flavorful meal, get creative by incorporating different herbs and spices.
Toppings: Mediterranean and beyond!
There is a wide variety of Mediterranean-inspired toppings to enjoy, such as these options:
- tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber dip)
- feta cheese
- sundried tomatoes
- kalamata olives
You can also branch out and add in your own favorites.
Top off your meal with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice. And for optimal freshness, squeeze a lemon on each individual serving, rather than once at the beginning of the week.
We hope that you find our template for a healthy weekly meal prep helpful! This recipe gives a lot of room for customization and accommodates various dietary restrictions. Enjoy!
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