Meal Prep Monday with Energy Bites

meal prep collage featuring energy bites, green smoothies, kale and quinoa bake, hummus and crackers, tofu scramble with avocado toast

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Energy bites with green smoothies

Lunch: Kale and quinoa bake with butternut squash and homemade cashew parm from Minimalist Baker’s Cookbook

Snack: Hummus and my favorite GF crackers

Dinner: Veggie tofu scramble with avocado toast

Here’s a video on how I prepped these meals:

 

 

Now my fridge and I are ready for the week!

 

vegan meal prepped fridge organization

 

Meal Prep Monday with Loaded Baked Potatoes

his and hers baked potatoes collage with greens and black beans in meal prep containers on white backdrop

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Muesli with berries, nuts, and seeds

Lunch: Loaded baked potatoes (sweet or russet) with sauteed greens, black beans, and a green goddess sauce

Dinner: DIY hempe sandwich board with cheese, avocado, and tomato

 

meal prep with muesli, baked sweet potatoes, and DIY hempe sandwich board on dining room table

Here’s a short video on what I did to meal prep these meals. The theme this week is easy!

 

 

Keeping up with this fridge organization, one week at a time 🙂


meal prepped fridge organization

 

Meal Prepping Monday with BBQ Jackfruit Bowls

BBQ Jackfruit Bowls with Coconut Rice, greens, and beans in meal prep containers

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Sunshine smoothie with pineapple, mango, banana, and butternut squash

Snack: Peaches and homemade trail mix

Lunch: BBQ jackfruit bowls with coconut rice, greens, beans, and sriracha

Dinner: Loaded baked sweet potatoes with air-fried tempeh and avocado

 

meal prep collage with yellow smoothies, peaches and trail mix, BBQ jackfruit bowls and loaded baked sweet potatoes

 

Here is a video on how I meal prepped these delicious meals!

 

And here is my before meal prep and after meal prep fridge organization.

meal prepped fridge collage before and after

 

Meal Prep Monday with Fridge Organization Tips

meal prepped fridge collage with one side messy and unorganized and the other organized

Don’t let your fridge rob you of clarity!

As the weekend comes to a close, at this point I’ve done my grocery shopping for the upcoming week, my fridge starts to look like the “before” picture.

But, by the time Monday afternoon rolls around and my meal prep is complete, my fridge takes on a whole new look for the week.

Everything has a place, which makes getting ready for work and coming home after work to prepare dinner a cinch!

Here are a few quick tips you can start implementing today to get you on your way to a more organized fridge and a clearer mind:
  1. Keep up with expired food, condiments, and beverages… whatever that “past due” item is, it doesn’t need to be in your fridge any longer. Bite the bullet and get rid of it!
  2. Adjust the shelving in your fridge to best meet your needs. Just because your fridge’s shelving came a certain way, doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.
  3. From now on, start creating spaces for certain items. Example: All the nut butters are in the upper left corner of the fridge and all the greens are in the bottom right drawer. This will help you keep better track of the items in your fridge.
  4. Start each week fresh. Take 3-5 minutes (yes, that’s it!) at the beginning of each week and do a quick organization. Even something as simple as having all your items face forward so that you can easily spot and read them makes a huge difference!

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Veggie tofu scramble with hashbrowns

Snack: Roasted red pepper hummus with GF crackers (these are my favorite) or veggies

Lunch: Veggie dal over brown rice inspired by Oh She Glows

Dinner: Chickpea salad from the Dreamy Leaf Cookbook with fresh fruit

 

meal prep collage featuring breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner with tofu scramble and hashbrowns, hummus and veggies or crackers, veggie dal over brown rice, and chickpea salad and fruit salad

 

Check out this video on what I did to meal prep these meals!

 

Meal Prep Monday with DIY Burrito Bowls

Meal Prep Photo with DIY Burrito Bowl Board, quinoa porridge, red curry chickpeas and lentils on table

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Quinoa porridge with blueberries and pecans

Lunch: Red curry chickpeas and lentils inspired by Fit Men Cook

Dinner: My favorite DIY burrito bowl board with lots of toppings including homemade cashew cheese sauce

 

Meal Prep Photo with DIY Burrito Bowl Board, quinoa porridge, red curry chickpeas and lentils on table

 

check out this week’s meal prep video for specific details on How I prepped everything!

 

Now my fridge and I are ready for the week!

vegan fridge organization with DIY burrito bowls

Meal Prep Monday with Korean BBQ Jackfruit Bowls

Korean BBQ Jackfruit, rice, kimchi, green, avocado in a bowl

 

If you’ve ever been hesitant to try jackfruit or you aren’t quite sold on the taste, here’s a fun and delicious way to prep it for the entire week!

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Green fruit and vegetable smoothies prepped every other day with protein packed energy bites inspired by Lee from America

Lunch: Spiced lentils with cauliflower rice from The First Mess Cookbook

Dinner: Korean BBQ jackfruit bowls with locally made kimchi (details below) inspired by Pinch of Yum

meal prep monday with protein packed energy bites, green smoothies, spiced lentils with cauliflower rice, and korean bbq jack fruit bowls on table

check out this week’s meal prep video for details on How I prepped everything!

 

The kimchi is vegan and gluten-free and comes locally made here in Durham, NC. This is the artisan creator’s Instagram page.

Korean BBQ Jackfruit, rice, kimchi, green, avocado in a bowl

 

Now my fridge is prepped and ready to go for the week and with that comes a bit more clarity 🙂

 

Fridge Organization Pic with Korean BBQ jackfruit bowls and green smoothies organized in a fridge

 

Meal Prep Monday with Moroccan Stew

moroccan stew over brown rice meal prep in meal prep containers

 

When meal prepping, I try to use my Instant Pot any chance I get because it saves me so much time in the kitchen!

 

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Hearty strawberry baked oatmeal with pecans and chia seeds

Lunch: Moroccan stew over brown rice with olives from The First Mess Cookbook

Dinner: Creamy quinoa and white bean risotto with Brussels sprouts and broccoli from The First Mess Cookbook

 

meal prep monday strawberry baked oatmeal, moroccan stew over brown rice, and quinoa white bean risotto with brussels sprouts and broccoli

 

Meal prepping tip

Set out all your ingredients beforehand. This will help streamline your process and make you much more time efficient in the kitchen!

 

meal prep set up with cookbook, quinoa, cutting board, knife, and cans of tomatoes

 

Now my fridge is stocked and ready for the week!

 

vegan meal prep fridge with moroccan stew and quinoa white bean risotto

Meal Prep Monday with Epic Rice Bowls

rice bowls with tempeh, roasted potatoes, nori, black beans, arugula, and pickles

 

This week I’m including two of my favorite go-to meals – baked oatmeal and rice bowls! 🙂

 

Here’s what’s on the menu this week!

Breakfast: Strawberry baked oatmeal with walnuts

 

Lunch: Epic rice bowls with roasted potatoes, baked tempeh, arugula, and a lemon tahini sauce from Spice and Sprout

Dinner: Turkish lentil soup in the Instant Pot from Instant Pot Eats

monday meal prep with turkish lentil soup, rice bowls with tempeh and strawberry baked oatmeal

 

Keeping this fridge clean and organized throughout the week gives me a lot more clarity. The organization starts to wane when the weekend arrives but by Monday afternoon, we’re back on track.

 

vegan meal prepped fridge organization with rice bowls and turkish lentil soup