6 Bento Box Meal Prep Ideas

Whether you’re an essential worker and need to still bring your meals to work or if you would rather prep on the weekend and not worry about your meals throughout the week, this post is for you. I don’t know about you, but sometimes a snack styled lunch is way more fun to eat. My favorite white bento boxes have three different sections for me to play around with. I usually use the big space for a salad or veggie base, then one of the smaller compartments for the protein and the other for salad toppings or a crunch! I am sharing six of my favorite meal preps. The best part is that most of these involve little to no cooking and are so easy and fast to prep for the week ahead. Let me know which ones you try and tag me on instagram so I can see them. Happy meal prepping!

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Asian Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

It hit 5:00pm last night and I realized I totally did not think about dinner yet. We had chicken nuggets the night before, sooooo I kinda wanted to make something a little more nutritious. I had ground chuck defrosting and asparagus staring at me in the fridge, so I took it out and and threw some things together and here came this recipe. It’s spicy, flavorful and the peanuts give it a great crunch at the end. This meal took about 15 minutes to make and was devoured in 4 minutes tops. It’s great for a week night dinner or for a meal prep! Let’s get into how you make it.

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JALAPEÑO POPPER POCKETS

Mark voted this the best dinner I ever made and honestly, I agree! I went home on Tuesday to food shop for my family and my mom gave us some kielbasi to take home. I was thinking I would make homemade pierogies, but I ended up baking these and they turned into empanada like pockets. AKA the best mistake I ever made. They are filled with potatoes (regular for mark, sweet potato for me) , cheddar cheese, jalapeños, cream cheese, garlic salt and pepper. I baked them and then mixed them into the pan with the kielbasi and onions for a few minutes, then topped the meal off with sour cream, fresh jalapeños and chives. This meal is comforting, hearty and really hits the spot. Here is how you can make them.

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CHICKEN TACO MEATBALLS

Okay, wow. I had the craving for some meatballs but wanted to think out of the box. I asked Mark what he was feeling and he said, taco night?! So there came these chicken taco meatballs. I served them in a bowl with cheesy cauliflower rice, sauteed peppers and onions and lettuce. Ingredients are sparse right now, but when I make these again I would add guac, salsa, sour cream and cilantro. So, if you have those toppings, please try them and report back! Now lets get into the recipe.

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#StayHome Recipes for the Whole Fam

I can’t believe it has been a month since we have been home. If you’re a parent, you are now a teacher, a chef, the maid, an amazing multi-tasker and probably business on the top and comfy pants on the bottom on your work zoom calls (or maybe you’re an essential worker- if so, thank you). The last thing you want to do right now is think of new recipes to feed your family for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack on repeat, every single day. So, I am sharing a few of my favorite ways to sneak in veggies and fruits into your diet and giving you a couple of ideas to make cooking and eating more fun in your household. I hope you enjoy!

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