Meal Prep 2

Ultimate Meal Prep – Week 2

Meal Prep 2

Hi everyone!

After the success of my last meal prep video, I’m giving it another go! If you want to make any of the recipes, the full details are below.

For this week’s Meal Prep, I made:

Breakfasts

  • Granola
  • Pancakes

Lunches

  • Moroccan chickpea soup
  • Couscous and roasted vegetables

Dinners

  • Veggie chilli
  • Chicken with pesto and mozzarella
  • Sausage casserole
  • Salmon fillets

Snacks

  • Fruit salad
  • Veggie sticks

Recipes

Granola

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (I used almonds)
1/4 cup seeds (I used sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup dried fruit (I used dates)
2-3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

I found this delicious recipe on Elizabeth Rider’s website here.

Pancakes

I used a pancake mix this week for simplicity (specifically Aunt Jemima, which makes amazing fluffy pancakes – I stock up on it when I go to Canada), but here are some of my favourite pancake recipes:

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion
2 celery sticks, chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
600ml vegetable stock
400g plum tomatoes
1 garlic clove
400g chickpeas
100f frozen broad beans
1/2 lemon (zest and juice) 

I found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website here. Check it out for the full method – it was so easy and delicious!

 

Chicken with Mozzarella and Pesto

4 chicken breasts
4 tbsp green pesto
1 large ball of mozzarella (or 2 small)

 

1. Spread out your chicken breasts on a chopping board, cover with clingfilm and beat with a mallet until flattened.

2. Spread a layer of pesto onto each chicken breast. Tear up the mozzarella and lay some on each of the chicken breasts.

3. Roll up each chicken breast from the short end, and secure with a cocktail stick. Store in the fridge or freeze. Defrost thoroughly before cooking in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink.

Veggie Chilli

1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 yellow or orange pepper
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne pepper
A sprinkle of crushed chillis
1 x 400g tin black beans
1 x 400g tin kidney beans
2 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes

 

This recipe is from the 2020 Emily Norris Planner!

1. Heat the oil in a casserole dish on the hob. Add the onion, carrot and celery. Cook for 8-10 minutes until soft, then add the garlic, tip in the sweet potato chunks and cook for 1 minute more.

2. Add all the spices, cook for a minute and tip everything into the slow cooker. Add the pepper and chopped tomatoes. Give everything a good stir, then cook on low  for  5 hours.

3. Stir in the beans and cook for another 30 minutes to 1 hour. Season to taste and serve with lime wedges, sour cream,  rice and coriander.

Sausage Casserole

450g sausages
1 large onion
120g mushrooms
1 red pepper
1 sachet Colman’s sausage casserole seasoning mix
300ml cold water

 

I put all the ingredients in a slow cooker ‘dump bag’ to freeze and cook another day. It would be nicer to brown the sausages first, but I don’t mind too much about that when it’s for the kids – and this is such an easy way of doing it!

 

Salmon Fillets

4 salmon fillets
1 sachet  Colman’s lemon and dill salmon seasoning

 

Such a great cheat’s recipe! Simply pop the salmon fillets in the seasoning bag, give it a good shake and freeze or refrigerate until you need them. Obviously don’t forget to defrost thoroughly before cooking.

1 thought on “Ultimate Meal Prep – Week 2”

  1. Hi Emily.
    I love your videos. Following your last meal prep video, I cut up cucumber and carrots and other stuff for salads and it was so helpful for me throughout the week. I love eating salads but hate making them.
    I just had a suggestion. In you weekly meal prep videos if you could give information about things like the cost of each meal for example the approximate cost of the chickpea soup…..
    Also, I know it can be too much of an ask, but how about adding calorie info as well.
    Thank you

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