Casseroles are far less photogenic once they’re out of the original dish. That’s definitely the case for the this one (you’ll see below). Once out of the oven and garnished, it’s almost pretty to look at. But separated into individual meal prep dishes… not so much. However, don’t let the less than appealing separate dishes photo detract from the crazy amazing flavors in this casserole. PaleOMG has done it again. The nutty Thai flavors are seriously spot on. As Sean said, it’s no Bang Bar. But, it’s like 10 times healthier. This casserole, along with breakfast and another lunch casserole make up the Sunday Meal Prep for March 19th, 2017.
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 March 20-24
|Breakfast||Banana Protein Pancakes w/ PB||Banana Protein Pancakes w/ PB & Honey||Banana Protein Pancakes w/ PB||Banana Protein Pancakes w/ PB||Banana Protein Pancakes w/ PB|
|Lunch||Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Bake||Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Bake||Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Bake||Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Bake||Tuna Lettuce Wraps|
|Dinner||Pad Thai Casserole||Pad Thai Casserole||Pad Thai Casserole||Pad Thai Casserole||Crispy Zucchini Tacos and Slaw|
|Snacks||Protein Shake, Hard-Boiled Egg, Siggis Yogurt||Hard-Boiled Egg, Siggis Yogurt, Whisps||Protein Shake, Hard-Boiled Egg, Apple||Protein Bar, Hard-Boiled Egg||Hard-Boiled Egg, Protein Shake, Whisps|
See more detail on Project Meal Plan’s My Fitness Pal account.
Prepped on Sunday:
- Banana Protein Pancakes for breakfasts
- Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Bake with Peas for lunches
- Pad Thai Casserole from PaleOMG for dinners
Supplies List (for one person):
- leftover chicken, or 1 1/2 pounds of any diced chicken
- ground chicken, 1 pound
- eggs, 7
- Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Waffle and Flapjack Mix, 3 cups
- brown rice pasta, 8 ounces (or your favorite pasta)
- pesto, 1/3 cup
- 2% greek yogurt, 1 cup
- shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 cup
- Whisps parmesan cheese crisps (for casserole and snack)
- cream cheese, 4 ounces
- frozen peas
- diced tomatoes, 1 15-ounce can
- bananas, 2
- spaghetti squash, medium
- ginger root
- garlic cloves, 5
- large carrot, 1
- red bell pepper, 1
- yellow bell pepper, 1
- Garnish for Pad Thai Casserole: cilantro, green onions, fresno peppers
- For the Pad Thai Casserole: sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter), honey, ghee (or butter or oil), coconut aminos (or soy sauce), sriracha, sesame oil, fish sauce, cashews
- For the Pesto Pasta Chicken Bake: red chili pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder
- For the Pancakes: vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg
- non-stick cooking spray
**Don’t forget to plan out the rest of your week and buy ingredients for that too!
During the Week Ideas:
- Tuna Lettuce Wraps for lunch
- Crispy Zucchini Tacos with Crunchy Cabbage Slaw & Lime Crema from Jessica in the Kitchen for dinner
Sunday Meal Prep for March 19th, 2017:
- [45 minutes] Start with the Creamy Pesto Pasta Chicken Bake. Note: This recipes makes 6 servings. Some can be eaten Sunday! This recipes takes approximately 45 minutes to make if you have pre-cooked chicken. Clean up while it’s cooking. Let cool and then store in meal prep containers.
- [45 minutes] Next up is the Pad Thai Casserole recipe from PaleOMG. Note: The recipe as written is 4 servings but I used a pretty huge spaghetti squash and had more carrots to use so I split it into 5 servings and ate some on Sunday. I subbed the sunflower seed butter for peanut butter and it was delicious. The casserole cooks in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
- [45 minutes] While the casserole cooks, work on the Banana Protein Pancakes. I freeze the pancakes for Wednesday through Friday. Pull them out of the freezer and into the fridge the night before you want to eat them.
- [10 minutes] Let the casserole cool and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Total Active Time Estimate: 2 hours 25 minutes
This Week’s Project Meal Plan Recipes:
Thanks for checking out the Sunday Meal Prep for March 19th, 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 🙂