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7 lunches you can meal prep on a Sunday

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Are you tired of scrambling to put together a satisfying lunch during your busy workweek? Look no further!

We've curated a list of seven delicious and nutritious lunches that you can easily meal prep on a Sunday. By taking a little time on the weekend to prepare these meals in advance, you'll have a week's worth of hassle-free lunches ready to grab and go.


Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad with Hummus - inspired by @whatsgabycookin

With our durable non-stick coating and even heat distribution, you can effortlessly grill tender chicken breast and sauté vibrant vegetables for a flavorful salad.  Make a one pan meal that you can easily pop in the fridge and devour multiple times throughout the busy week. 

Start by marinating chicken breasts in a blend of Mediterranean spices, lemon juice, and olive oil. Grill the chicken until cooked through and let it cool before slicing. Prepare a variety of fresh vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and bell peppers to toss together. Portion out the salad components into separate containers and pack a side of homemade hummus for a delightful and balanced meal on the go throughout the week.


One Pan Italian Sausage with Veggies

Up next in our list of “one pan meals” is an easy sausage and veggie combo that will keep you satisfied with every bite. Start by slicing Italian sausage and chopping an assortment of vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and onions. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, and cook the sausage until browned. Remove the sausage from the skillet and set aside, then sauté the vegetables until tender and slightly caramelized. Return the sausage to the skillet, toss everything together, and divide into individual meal containers for easy and flavorful meals throughout the week.


Spaghetti Squash with Bolognese

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Slice the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Place the halves cut-side down on a baking sheet, then bake for 40-50 minutes or until the squash is tender. Meanwhile, prepare a classic Bolognese sauce in our fan favorite Chef’s Pan by sautéing onions, garlic, and ground meat in a pan, then add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, herbs, and simmer until flavors meld. Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, use a fork to scrape out the strands and mix spaghetti into the Bolognese sauce in the pan.

Enjoy a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional pasta that not only tastes great, but that you can feel good about!


Mediterranean Pasta Salad 

If you're in search of a scrumptious summer pasta salad recipe, search no more! Try this delightful Mediterranean twist. Cook your preferred pasta until al dente in our Stainless Steel Stockpot. Toss the pasta with a medley of vibrant vegetables like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and Kalamata olives. Drizzle with a tangy dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs like basil and oregano. Finally, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and garnish with fresh herbs for a delightful dish!


Shells & Roasted Cauliflower

Shells & Roasted Cauliflower: the ultimate summer duo that's all about pasta with a crispy twist. Meal prep this sassy combo and watch your lunchtime game reach peak shell-fie status!

Preheat the oven and roast cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt, and pepper until golden brown. In a separate bowl, combine sherry vinegar, maple syrup, and sambal. Cook pasta, reserving pasta water. Sauté shallot and garlic, then add greens, pasta, roasted cauliflower, vinegar mixture, and pasta water to create a light sauce in a saucier or saucepan depending on how much sauce you prefer . Finally, add hazelnuts, raisins, parsley, and season to taste. Serve with lemon wedges.


Chipotle Chicken and Rice Bowls

Combine chicken thighs, chipotle peppers, cumin, salt, garlic, and olive oil in a bowl, marinate for 2 hours. Sauté the chicken until cooked, then chop into small pieces. Prep your rice in our boil-over reducing stockpot and get ready to combine! Assemble a flavorful burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, avocado, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. Indulge in the deliciousness!


Sesame Noodle Bowls

Create delectable Easy Sesame Noodle Bowls inspired by Lindsay Ostrom's (Pinch of Yum) recipe. Cook your favorite noodles according to the package instructions and toss them with a luscious sesame sauce made from soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sesame paste, sriracha, and garlic. Top with your choice of protein, such as grilled chicken or tofu, and an array of colorful vegetables for a quick and satisfying meal that bursts with Asian-inspired flavors.


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