Monday-Wednesday Meal Prep

Every Sunday evening I find myself with the internal struggle of “what am I going to eat for lunch tomorrow?” I hate this. I hate it. I finally have come to the realization that if I have to make lunch…I might as well make at least some of meals in advance. That way, I save me some struggle throughout the week. So, for this week…I am in a Greek mood (lets me honest, when am I not?). I am making yummy orzo bowls. Easy, delicious and nutritious.

1. Containers- First thing is first. You must find yourself some good containers with tight sealed lids. I clean out the Costco margarine containers and use those for lunches.
2. Veggies- This is where you can get creative. For this particular dish, I used 1/2 bell pepper (red and yellow), 1/2 cup baby spinach, and 1/2 of an english cucumber. Some other great additions would be diced red onion, kalamata olives, or even some cherry tomatoes.


3. Cook Your Orzo- I cooked according to the instructions. Boil 2 cups of water. Once boiled, add one cup of uncooked orzo. Simmer on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes. By this time, your orzo should have absorbed most of the water (see above). I then coated with 1tbsp of olive oil and some salt and pepper to taste.
4. Assemble- I laid out all my veggies in a row. I also added chickpeas for some extra protein. In addition, I crumbled up feta cheese and wrapped it up in some plastic wrap. I then put balsamic dressing in some mini side containers…and voila…you have yourself some yummy lunches to look forward to!
  • – Your Pal Al
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