I am always stressing the importance of meal prep with my clients, in the weight loss classes I teach, and even with family, friends, personal trainers, you name it! The importance of being prepared for the week is crucial to being successful in your health goals. Making a few meals on the weekend saves time, energy and stress during the busy work week.
This was a delicious and easy meal prep I made that was used in multiple ways throughout this past week! I sautéed veggies (sweet potato, onion, red pepper, spinach), and added it as a side to dinner one night, added grass-fed cooked beef for 3 meals, and then had it with breakfast with soft-boiled eggs for another 2 meals. Sweet potatoes are one of those starchy carbs that provides you with long lasting energy.... plus they are SUPER tasty and an easy segway into more plant-based foods if you are "new to the scene" of adding more veggies to your meals (even breakfast!) Enjoy this recipe!
20 min Meal Prep: Sweet Potato Hash with Grass-fed Beef
- 2 Sweet Potatoes (or more), wash, dice into small pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced/sliced thin
- 2-4 handfuls of spinach
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp oil (coconut or olive oil)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Pepper (and any other seasoning of choice - italian herbs, cinnamon)
Protein Sources to add for Meal Prep:
- Ground Turkey or Grass-fed beef (saute in a pan over medium heat until cooked through)
- Eggs (use hard boiled eggs or soft boiled eggs to put in your meal prep container)
- Shredded Rotisserie chicken
- Black Beans
- First saute your onions and garlic over medium heat with 1 Tbsp oil. Add finely diced sweet potatoes to the pan. Season generously with sea salt, stir and cover the pan with a lid. Let cook for about 5-10 minutes until potatoes are starting to get soft. Make sure to stir the potatoes so they don't stick to the pan or get charred while cooking.
- Meanwhile, cook your grass-fed beef or prepare some hard boiled eggs to have for breakfast.
- After 5-10 minutes of your potatoes cooking, add the diced bell pepper and continue to stir another 2 minutes.
- Add handfuls of spinach and fold these into the mixture until leaves star to wilt.
- Once potatoes are soft and spinach leaves are wilted, add any additional salt/pepper/seasoning. Remove from heat, let cool and box up into containers!
- Meal Prep Suggestions: Use tupperware or glass jars/containers to add the potato mixture PLUS 3-4 oz. ground turkey/beef OR 2 hard boiled eggs OR 1/2 cup black beans OR 3-4 oz/ shredded rotisserie chicken.