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1-Week Meal Prep for $15 in 15 Minutes

New year’s resolutions abound, and if you’re like us, eating better and saving money are at the top of your list. Eating healthy is hard as it is, but it can feel exponentially harder when you try to do so on a budget. With GoodCook’s simple food storage and planning solutions for easy weekly food prep, eating well and saving money are a cinch. A little planning, some weekend prep, and GoodCook’s portioned containers will have you on your way to a clean eating routine and a slimmed-down budget starting this week. We’ve created four low-calorie dishes that are perfect for meal prep and all together cost less than $15. With cooked lean chicken breast as our starting point, we added in flavorful seasonings from some of our favorite worldly cuisines for four incredible meal prep lunch recipes.

With a new line of meal prep containers, GoodCook makes meal planning easy. Featuring both single and multiple compartments, GoodCook meal prep containers are perfectly suited to every dish you make. Each container comes color-coded to easily identify which container you need for the day. All of the containers come in packs of 10, just right for the working couple that needs lunches for the work week, or a 2-meal plan for one person. It’s a total breeze to make all four of these recipes at once, or pick your favorite and make it four times. Enough for the entire week, you’ll have no question what’s for lunch. Four dishes, perfect for meal prep, all for less than fifteen dollars. How’s that for simple?

Curry Chicken Salad

 

Pack a tasty and fresh protein-packed Chicken Curry Salad and a healthy side in a GoodCook Meal Prep 2 Compartment Container for a nutritious lunch. Diced grilled chicken is tossed in a creamy curry sauce with a hint of zesty lime and honey for sweetness. It’s a healthy and delicious way to enjoy chicken salad. This goes in one side of the two-compartment container, while the other side is loaded with celery sticks and grapes. Treat your taste buds and your body to this incredibly nutritious meal.  

Greek Chicken Salad

This Greek chicken salad is so simple and delicious. Transform plain chicken with a drizzle of flavorful Greek dressing and place in the large compartment of the divided plate container. Nestle pre-cooked quinoa and Kalamata olives in one of the small side compartments. Spinach, cucumber, tomato and purple onions get placed in the other small compartment for a healthy Mediterranean feast. Trust me, this one looks as good as it tastes. The GoodCook Meal Prep 3 Compartment Round Container makes it so easy to follow recommended portions.

Taco Bowl

Perfect for Taco Tuesday, this hearty Taco Bowl is loaded with nutritious ingredients. In a GoodCook Meal Prep Single Compartment Container, nestle in rows of diced chicken, black beans, diced tomatoes, avocado, corn, and purple onion. This is one of those meals that transfers perfectly to a GoodCook Meal Prep Single Compartment Container. When you’re ready to eat, just mix together and enjoy. We love this south-of-the-border meal!

Caprese Chicken

Fresh Italian flavors make this caprese-inspired grilled chicken a favorite for lunch or dinner. Lean chicken breast is sliced and drizzled with tangy balsamic and olive oil, fitting perfectly in the largest compartment of the GoodCook 3 Compartment Meal Prep Container. The second compartment is layered with spinach and basil, topped off with fresh mozzarella balls and grape tomatoes, and drizzled with balsamic and olive oil. Pre-cooked quinoa fills the last compartment for a satisfying side. A light and flavorful lunch you’ll make again and again!

With these four simple and tasty recipes in your meal prep arsenal, you’re ready to get healthy the budget-friendly way. Make them all, or pick your favorites, and enjoy! To prep for multiple people or for extras, simply double or triple your favorites and pack them in the new line of GoodCook Meal Prep Containers. Each container pack includes a complete meal prep starter guide, with 3 healthy recipes developed especially to fit the container. With these recipes, as well as the insanely simple GoodCook Meal Prep Containers, you’ll be able to go forward in the new year and stick to those newly made resolutions. Happy cooking!

 

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5 Meal Prep Dinner Ideas

5 Meal Prep Dinner Ideas | To get you started, we’ve found 5 easy and delicious recipes that focus on lean protein and nutritious veggies to fuel your metabolism and keep you satiated

 

It’s a new year and we’re as ready as ever to start a healthy eating routine. But with a busy lifestyle and temptation everywhere, sticking to a healthy eating plan is downright hard. That’s where meal prep comes in. Food is prepped and cooked on the weekend and ready to eat all week long. To get you started, we’ve found 5 easy and delicious recipes that focus on lean protein and nutritious veggies to fuel your metabolism and keep you satiated. With healthy and nutritious options for both lunch and dinner, these recipes will keep you inspired and on track with your healthy eating goals all year long.

With a new line of meal prep containers, GoodCook makes meal planning easy. Featuring both single and multiple compartments, GoodCook meal prep containers are perfectly suited to every dish you make. Each container comes color-coded to easily identify which container you need for the day. All of the containers come in packs of 10, just right for the working couple that needs lunches for the work week, or a 2-meal plan for one person. Meal prep the recipes below for your healthiest year ever!

1. Sesame Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

5 Meal Prep Dinner Ideas

Ready in 20 minutes, this Sesame Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry Meal Prep is perfect for busy weeknights and midweek lunches. Juicy, lean chicken breast is tossed with a flavorful chili garlic sauce and served with steamed broccoli and zucchini noodles. Low carb and loaded with veggies, this meal prep is a healthy way to enjoy your favorite Asian takeout. Pack your stir fry and zoodles in a GoodCook 2 Compartment Rectangular Meal Prep Container for an easy dinner or satisfying lunch.

2. Sheet Pan Marmalade Sausage Meal Prep

5 Meal Prep Dinner Ideas

Sheet Pan Marmalade Sausage Meal Prep is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Hearty root vegetables are combined with savory breakfast sausage and glazed with a sweet and sticky marmalade. Rich in protein, antioxidants and fiber, this meal will keep you going for hours. Add in and swap out your favorite veggies to make it versatile for any season, and store single servings in a GoodCook Single Compartment Rectangular Meal Prep Container.

3. Kofta Kebab Meal Prep

5 Meal Prep Dinner Ideas

Kofta Kebab Meal Prep brings exotic flavors and balanced nutrition to your lunch or dinner. Fresh herbs and spices are combined with ground beef to form flavorful grilled patties. Serve with creamy tzatziki sauce and hummus for a tasty protein-rich meal. This simple and healthy meal that stores well in a GoodCook 2 compartment Rectangular Meal Prep Container. Add a side of roasted tomatoes, peppers, and bulgur for a healthy, well-rounded lunch or dinner.

4. Apple BBQ Meatloaf Meal Prep

5 Meal Prep Dinner Ideas

Enjoy your favorite comfort food the healthy way with protein-packed Apple BBQ Meatloaf Meal Prep. Shredded apple and tangy barbecue sauce are combined with grass-fed beef and baked into a tasty gluten-free meatloaf. Perfect as an easy weeknight dinner, or pack a slice for lunch in a GoodCook 3 Compartment Rectangular Meal Prep Container. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans for a satisfying and healthy fall-inspired meal.  

5. Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep

5 Meal Prep Dinner Ideas

This Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a cozy and delicious dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Butternut squash and cranberries are paired with protein-rich sausage for a sweet and savory skillet meal, made in one pan for easy clean up. Store this low-carb favorite in a GoodCook 2 Compartment Rectangular Meal Prep Container along with some hard-boiled eggs for a double dose of protein.    

 

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Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep

Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb all season long!
Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep all season long!

Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb all season long!

We love warm, autumn-inspired spices, and this recipe brings you a perfectly seasoned, comforting and satisfying dish that you can enjoy any time of day. With a nutritious dose of butternut squash and cranberries paired with protein-rich sausage, we’ve got all our favorite fall flavors combined in a delicious sweet and savory skillet meal. Make this for a protein-packed breakfast, an easy weeknight meal or even Sunday brunch. Kick up the protein by adding in some hard-boiled eggs.       

Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb all season long!

Get the Tools

A GoodCook 2 Compartment Rectangular Meal Prep Container is the perfect size for this tasty Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep. We used a GoodCook Touch Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife for dicing, then cooked everything up in a GoodCook Smart Choice Fry Pan. It has an easy clean nonstick interior and a bakelite handle so you won’t get burned. Let’s get started on this nutritious flavor-packed meal!

Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep is a healthy way to satisfy fall cravings. With butternut squash, tart cranberries, and savory sausage, this protein-packed meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this delicious low-carb all season long!

Cooking and Storing Butternut Squash

  • Look for a large butternut squash in the produce aisle or farmer’s market for batch cooking. Peel butternut squash with a GoodCook Y Shape Peeler. Cut butternut squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Dice into 1” chunks with a GoodCook Touch Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife.
  • Set aside enough butternut squash for the meal prep recipe and freeze the rest. To freeze, place raw chunks on a sheet pan and place in freezer. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a resealable freezer bag. Frozen squash lasts for up to a year in the freezer.
  • To thaw frozen squash, place in fridge overnight and cook as instructed below.
  • To cook squash for the meal prep, preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange squash on a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Pan and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until slightly browned and tender.

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Butternut Squash Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep

Feed your soul with this warmly spiced butternut squash with tart cranberries and sausage. A comforting and filling meal for any time of day.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 cup cranberries
  • 1 lb. sausage, sugar and nitrate free
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons sage
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Add olive oil to a large skillet and bring to medium heat.
Add butternut squash with nutmeg, sage and thyme. Stir to combine and cook 5 minutes until softened.
Add cranberries and sausage to the pan. Cook another 5-7 minutes to desired tenderness.
This recipe goes great with these recommended sides to complete your meal:

This recipe goes great with these recommended sides to complete your meal:

 Hard-boiled Eggs

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