WELCOME TO WEEK 1 of the Real Food Real Life Food Prep Challenge!
As you can see on your instructions, I left it up to you what kind of chicken you buy for your meal prep. The most budget friendly would be to Slow Cook a Whole Chicken. Next would be to buy dark meat and cook it in the crockpot then shred it. Or, a little more expensive, is to buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cook those in the slow cooker. Finally, if your meal prep time is really limited, buy boneless skinless chicken (white or dark) and throw it on the grill!
Per the instructions you need about 4 to 4 1/2 cups cooked chicken to complete this meal prep.
You’ll also be cooking brown rice. The chicken and the rice will cook simultaneously.
Your chicken and rice will be used to create two different salad bowls.
Greek Chicken and Feta Salad Bowl
Southwest Chicken Salad Bowl
Use your salad bowls for lunches, or for a quick, no cook dinner. These hearty salad bowls satisfy with a good mix of protein and carbs. They also help you hit your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day.
Copycat Starbucks Protein Boxes
Perhaps my favorite thing we will be making this week are the Copycat Starbucks Protein Boxes. For anyone who is wondering what to feed their kids for a nutritious, real food snack, this is it!
Personally, if I know I will be out and about for several hours, I bring one of these along with me. It satisfies in a way a granola bar just doesn’t, and it keeps me from being tempted by a drive-thru.
Basic Overnight Oats
Your last prep will be to get healthy breakfasts prepped for the week!
Make as many Basic Overnight Oats jars as you need for the week – and that will fit in your fridge! It’s a basic recipe, meaning everyone can top them however they chose.
Finally, every week I have green tea on your shopping list.
I encourage you to drink at least one glass of green tea a day. It is LOADED with antioxidants and fat burning properties. It’s an easy way to boost your health.
Questions? Leave them in the comments!