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Protein Packed Meal Prep

A simple example meal prep for a typical work week
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 600kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa or brown rice, or high protein grain of choice (will expand to double when cooked)
  • 1/2 pound brussel sprouts or broccoli
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp hummus for optional dressing
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice for optional dressing
  • 1 tbsp water for optional dressing

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Start by cooking your grain of choice according to package instructions
  • Chop your veggies
  • In a separate small bowl, combine spices
  • Place veggies on a sheet pan and lightly coat in oil
  • Sprinkle veggies with seasoning mixture
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Turn once halfway through
  • Optional lazy lemon hummus dressing: combine 2 tbsp hummus with 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp water. Mix and use as dressing!
  • Divide your finished product into four separate containers, top with lemon or dressing of choice (balsamic vinaigrette, vegan ranch, tahini, lazy lemon hummus dressing are all good choices!)

Notes

Not only does this recipe provide you with 29 grams of protein (more than half of your daily requirement), it also provides you with 25 grams of fiber (89% of your daily requirement)!!! 
Other ideas for veggies to roast: red pepper, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and red onions are incredibly flavorful. I recommend keeping it interesting by picking three veggies each time and switching up your grains and dressings.