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February 8, 2016

Shutterbean Meal Prep – Week 2

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Back on the meal prep train. I was  out of my normal schedule with the kitchen painting stuff. Don’t worry, I am editing photos and should post pictures of my kitchen sometime this week. Stay tuned on that! This week was a really busy week. I shot recipes for One Potato, which meant we had a ton of food in the house. But I wanted to create a foundation so that I could make some things on the fly.

Let’s look at the week:

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THIS WEEK’S MEAL PREP:

MEAL PREP IN ACTION:

Here we have kale caesar (used the dressing!) with rice & roasted sausage.

All three of us ate the same thing which made me super happy.

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Peso on fettuccine with Caesar salads! BOOM.

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I got a lot of use out of the pesto this week. Here’s a breakfast with pesto toast, cheesy eggs & broccoli.  I turned it all into an open-faced sandwich.

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Work from home lunch meant grated zucchini sautéed with rice and pesto. Lots of red pepper flakes and a fried egg on the side. Delicious.

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A few weeks ago, Cooper and I wrapped up some bananas and put them in the freezer. Pulled them out and made a blueberry banana smoothie with them.

Love having frozen bananas in our arsenal.

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Casey and I were working from home so I made us a gigantic salad with the potato salad, lettuce I prepped, caesar salad dressing & croutons. There’s also broccoli cheddar soup with croutons.

Grilled cheese for Casey… He’s so lucky.

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This was another awesome breakfast. I sautéed asparagus and red peppers in a spoon full of the Caesar dressing and finished with a scoop of pesto. Served with eggs and toast. Amen.

I liked how the garlic and vinegar brought out the sweetness of the peppers in the mix. It had such a good umami flavor.

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Pesto + Arugula + Chopped Almonds + Chicken = Happy Tracy

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OTHER NOTES:

Cooper and Casey plowed right through the banana bread, like I knew they would. I’m glad we had carrots & red peppers in the house because I got through the Monday munchies unscathed thanks them. I’m notorious for eating well on Monday during the day and then the second I get home from work I’m like GIVE ME ANYTHING and GIVE ME IT NOW.  Carrots helped while I made dinner.

I’m so glad I thought to make Caesar dressing because Cooper ate a TON of salads during the week and that made me happy.

Casey enjoyed the limeade with a few cocktails this week. It’s great with rum.

I made a batch of Kombucha– flavor = Pineapple Mango

Week 2 was a success. I didn’t have any leftovers!

#shutterbeanmealprep

Hope this inspires you to do some meal prep this week.

If you need more inspiration, follow my #shutterbeanmealprep hashtag on Instagram.

Curious about meal prep? Read my post here! 

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  • Meghan Splawn

    I love these posts! Have you ever posted a series of meal prep tips? Just curious about how you treat the lettuce etc…

    Also, thanks for posting about your photos from 2007. I had to go look. Isn’t it amazing to see how yours skills have grown? I’m in the process of re-shooting old photos from my blog archives and it is the best creative exercise EVER.

  • Kari

    I’m totally trying to get into more meal prep for the week. It makes things go so much smoother!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Sasha

    I’m inspired. I have 2 frozen bananas due for banana muffins and I’d love to get in the veggies-for-breakfast game. Side note- did you see food52’s obsessive post about tape? Cracked me up and made me think of you

  • Katie

    These meal prep posts are some of my favorites! I’ve been prepping when I can for over a year now and I love getting ideas from you – thanks!

  • Blair

    Thank you for posting these meal prep posts; they really help inspire me to do more to prep for my week

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    Loving the addition of banana bread to the weekly rotation! I really enjoy these posts.

  • Kim

    Your week of meals looks delicious! Do you use a salad spinner for your lettuces and herbs or dunk and towel dry method? Sometimes the cleaning of all the salad stuff is enough to make me skip it! I admire how much salad you guys eat.

    • Tracy

      I mostly do the towel dry method because my salad spinner is totally bunk. I think it’s broken.

  • Laura (A Beautiful Plate)

    I am so inspired by your meal planning! Seriously, I need to get my act together and do it your way. Also, one of my goals this year is to make homemade kombucha!

  • Meaghan

    Thank you for posting the outcomes of the meal prep too. I do an ok job of prepping things but come Thursday I think “what now with this stuff.” These are some great ideas.

  • Ashley

    I really want to make the caesar dressing, but I’ve never made anything with anchovies (I’m scared!).

    • Tracy

      No need to be scared! And if you don’t want to add anchovies, try some capers instead.

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