My good friend Andrea introduced me to literally the best turkey meatloaf recipe – and I had to share. I’ve never actually made meatloaf before. The name is just kind of a turn off. But I decided to try it for a few reasons: 1) Andrea likes good food, so I trust her; 2) it was turkey; 3) variety. The recipe from Inspired Taste was super easy to put together. Plus, I really think it could go with just about any kind of side dish. I hope you also try the new smoothie on Project Meal Plan this week! It’s on the Sunday Meal Prep for January 22nd, 2017.
If only slices of meatloaf fit perfectly into a round dish… Anyway. This week I chose to use the vegetable roasting chart. I L-O-V-E this chart. It’s organized by roasting time, so you don’t have to scour the internet for veggies that won’t burn while the other needs 15 more minutes. I wanted the quick veggies, so I picked two from the 10-15 minute category (bell peppers and asparagus – don’t hate on my combo).
I cut them into 1 inch-ish pieces, and tossed with the following: avocado oil, fresh ground peppercorns, sea salt, garlic salt, onion powder, and parsley. YUP. That easy. Pick your faves or use my example.
Planning Goals: 1,700 calories a day, made up of 30% carbohydrates, 35% fat, and 35% protein (MyFitnessPal says this equals approximately 127g of carbohydrates, 66g of fat, and 149g of protein).
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Meal Plan for January 23-27
|Breakfast||PB Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie||Triple Berry Chia Smoothie||PB Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie||Triple Berry Chia Smoothie||PB Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie|
|Lunch||Turkey Meatloaf & Roasted Veggies||Turkey Meatloaf & Roasted Veggies||Turkey Meatloaf & Roasted Veggies||Turkey Meatloaf & Roasted Veggies||Tuna|
|Dinner||Chicken Chili & Avocado||Chicken Chili & Avocado||Chicken Chili & Avocado||Chicken Chili & Avocado||Pesto Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash|
|Snacks||Cashews & Baby Bel||Siggi's Greek Yogurt & Almonds||Cashews||Turkey Jerky & Baby Bel||Hard Cider|
C: 127 g
F: 71 g
P: 146 g
C: 136 g
F: 62 g
P: 147 g
C: 127 g
F: 68 g
P: 140 g
C: 125 g
F: 59 g
P: 149 g
C: 97 g
F: 56 g
P: 152 g
See more detail on Project Meal Plan’s My Fitness Pal account.
Finished on Sunday:
- Fruit portioned and in the freezer for Monday-Friday breakfasts
- Turkey Meatloaf and Roasted Veggies for Monday-Thursday lunches
- White Chicken Chili with Avocado for Monday-Thursday dinner
Supplies List (for one person):
- 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey (92% lean)
- whole rotisserie chicken
- Powdered Peanut Butter
- frozen blueberries, 3 cups (for cinnamon blueberry smoothie)
- additional frozen fruit, strawberries and/or raspberries, 2 cups (for triple berry smoothies)
- panko bread crumbs
- eggs, 2
- shredded cheese for topping
- whole fat greek yogurt, 1/4 cup (one single serving cup)
- green chilis, 2-4.5 ounce cans
- white mushrooms, 8 ounces
- lime, 1
- yellow onion, 3
- red bell pepper
- green bell pepper
- asparagus, 1 bunch
- jalapeno pepper, 1
- garlic cloves
- bananas, 5
- baby spinach leaves, 2 cups (for smoothies, optional)
- avocados, 2 for topping
- Worcestershire sauce
- red chili pepper flakes
- cayenne pepper
- regular creamy peanut butter
- vanilla protein powder
- olive oil OR avocado oil
- cashews, almonds, etc.
- Siggi’s Greek yogurt
- Baby Bel cheese
- turkey jerky
- sheet pan
- stock pot or Dutch oven
- Kitchen scale
- 4-cup Pyrex bowls for lunches, and large Pyrex bowls
During the Week Ideas:
Tuna Salad Wrap – Friday lunch
Pesto Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash – Friday dinner – by Project Meal Plan
Sunday Meal Prep for January 22nd, 2017:
- [30 minutes] Begin by preparing your soup for the week’s dinner. A delicious looking idea is this Easy 30-Minute Homemade White Chicken Chili from Averie Cooks (you can also put some of this in the freezer if you don’t want to eat it all this week). Once the chili is complete, let it cool for 10-15 minutes before moving it into containers. Move on to the next recipe while you wait.
- [35 minutes] Move on to the Unbelievably Moist Turkey Meatloaf Recipe from Inspired Taste. Prep takes about 35 minutes, then a 50-55 minute cook time. At this point, you can store the soup in large air-tight storage containers (when fully cooled).
- [50 minutes] During the cook time, prep veggies of your choice (I did asparagus spears into 1 inch lengths and bell peppers into 1×1 inch squares (ish). Toss with avocado oil (2 tablespoons), and about 1/2 teaspoon each of fresh ground peppercorns, salt, garlic salt, onion powder, and dried parsley. Line a sheet pan with foil and spread the veggies in one layer. Right when the meatloaf comes out of the oven, increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees. When fully pre-heated, put the veggies in for 10-15 minutes.
- [10 minutes] Cut the meatloaf into 10-12 slices when cooled, and place into your meal prep storage containers. Note: This recipe makes 6 servings. Eat some for dinner or freeze extras for later. When the veggies are done, divide into 4 servings and add to meatloaf. Store in the fridge when cooled.
- [15 minutes] Last, make up 5 smoothie packs for the freezer. Each one includes pre-measured fruit and one banana, ready to be dumped into your blender. Examples for smoothies are the Triple Berry Chia Protein Smoothie or the Peanut Butter Powder Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie.
Total Active Time Estimate: 2 hours 20 minutes
This Week’s Project Meal Plan Recipes:
Thanks for checking out the Sunday Meal Prep for January 22nd, 2017. Any feedback is appreciated so I can improve the Sunday Meal Prep posts every week. Tag @projectmealplan on social media if you meal prep! I’d love to see what you’ve created! And follow me on Pinterest for meal inspiration every single day 🙂