Delicious, easy, and healthy greek chicken meal prep bowls with whole grains, a cucumber salad, and homemade tzatziki sauce. Everything for around 350 calories!
Happy Sunday, also known as meal prep day! This week we have healthy greek chicken meal prep bowls which feature my out-of-this-world greek seasoning, (also amazing on kabobs and pot roast) on perfectly roasted chicken breast, a tangy greek salad with cucumber, tomatoes, onions, and olives, chewy whole grain farro, and THE BEST FREAKING TZATZIKI EVER. Did you know you can make it in like 5 minutes? Life changing.
Will this homemade tzatziki make Monday bearable? Maybe not, but it will definitely give me something to look forward to all morning.
It’s actually way easier than I ever imagined. You just grate half a cucumber on a cheese grater, (a standing box grater is definitely the easiest way to go here) and then use paper towels to squeeze out all the moisture. Stir in greek yogurt and a little seasoning and voila! Plus, greek yogurt is healthy, right? This creamy condiment is a win-win.
Ok next we have the most amazing seasoning known to man. Yes, it’s a lot of ingredients. Yes, it’s worth it.
So let’s talk about chicken for a second. Here, I use 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 4 equal portions. That’s perfect, because 4 oz of chicken is the recommended serving size for women and basically every diet ever. I’ve discovered this new, (well new to me) chicken at my Publix called Springer Mountain and it’s these perfectly portioned and individually wrapped chicken breasts all ready to go. Organic, grass-fed, (somehow cheaper?) and totally yummier than any other grocery store chicken I’ve had.
I say all that because these 4 ounce-ers probably only need 15 minutes in a 450 degree oven because of their size. If you’re portioning on your own, or cooking the whole breast as once, you may need to add more time.
Cook a big batch of farro, (or quinoa or brown rice) and make the quick salad and THERE YA GO. Lunch for the whole week that’s pretty, and the definition of well-rounded and healthy. It rang in at around 350 calories when I typed it in my fitbit, so there’s another win for ya.
Have a great week you meal-prepping pros!