Updated: Aug 19, 2019
I’m a huge fan of meal planning AND meal repurposing! You can cut your time in the kitchen down dramatically by repurposing leftovers.
Plan Dinner With Ease
When writing my food shopping list, I usually pick three proteins. For example: chicken, pork and salmon.
First Meal- Pair chicken with a veggie and brown rice
Second Meal- Shred the chicken and make chicken quesadillas with low fat cheese, whole wheat tortillas and salsa
Third Meal-Make a sandwich or a wrap with Chicken, roasted red peppers, low fat mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar
Slow Cooker Pulled pork
First Meal- pair Pulled pork with vegetable of choice and roasted potatoes
Second Meal- Use pulled pork to make a sandwich on a whole-wheat Bun with coleslaw
Third Meal- Pulled pork quinoa bowl with sliced red onion and avocado
First Meal- Grilled salmon with whole Wheat couscous and vegetable of choice
Second Meal- Use leftover salmon to make salmon cakes on top of whole wheat English muffins
Third Meal- Use leftover salmon on top of a Greek salad
These suggestions are not protein specific. They can be swapped between each other or even for other proteins like beans or tofu.
I tend to prep ingredients instead of whole meals during my Sunday Food Prep. I’d rather cook chicken breasts that I can use 2 to 3 different ways during the week than cook a big casserole and have just that one option!