Are you looking for a healthy meal prep idea to help you meet your goals for the week? Try this chicken teriyaki quinoa bowl!
Happy Sunday! I’m getting ready for a busy week, how about you?
My healthy tip for you today is to plan ahead. If you set aside an hour or two on a healthy meal prep day, you’ll be set for the week!
I *try to* make all my lunches ahead of time and some of my dinners. It makes life so much easier!
Healthy Meal Prep Rules
After you have been through the 30-day healthy living jumpstart, you learn how to fill your plate to get the optimal nutrients to fill your body.
Two of the key components of the Healthy Living Jumpstart are:
1. Eat Clean
This plan focuses on eating organic whole foods free of preservatives, additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial flavors, and all other toxins and increasing nutrient intake.
1) WHOLE FOODS
2) AVOID PROCESSED FOOD
3) EAT ORGANIC
4) AVOID GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)
5) FREE-RANGE, CAGE FREE & GRASS-FED meats/eggs
2. Increase Your Nutrient Intake
Due to the overabundance of pre-packaged and fast food, many people today are overweight yet malnourished. They carry toxic fat while their bodies are starving for real nutrition. Eating whole foods, drinking water and supplementing with nutrients to fill in possible deficiencies created by mineral deficient farm soils can reverse this condition.
With Healthy Living we are fueling our bodies with CLEAN WHOLE FOODS that help to reduce the overload on our system, we want to make sure that we are actually ABSORBING these nutrients and SUPPLEMENTING where needed. One way we do this is through the targeted and intentional Nutrition products that are aligned with this program.
For your healthy meal prep, it’s important to remember:
ALWAYS eat in the proper proportions: 1/2 or more non-starchy veggies, 1/4 lean protein, 1/8 good fat, 1/8 low glycemic carbs (you need to eat EVERY meal in these proportions to make the hormonal balance work – don’t skip fat and carbs even when your meal is a shake).
Eat slowly, thoughtfully, don’t overeat.
Healthy Meal Prep: Chicken Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl
This recipe was slightly adjusted from the beautiful ladies over at Spinach for Breakfast.
The main difference is that I replaced soy sauce with coconut liquid aminos. Why? Soy is one of the common allergens we eliminate during the 30-day healthy living jumpstart.
Also, I mom-hacked the quinoa and broccoli as much as possible. Did you know that the Success brand has a boil-in-bag option for quinoa? It makes life so much easier!
CHICKEN TERIYAKI QUINOA BOWL
1 bag of Success boil-in-bag quinoa
1 bag microwave steam broccolli
2-3 breasts of organic chicken, cooked
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup coconut liquid aminos
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Cook the quinoa according to the directions on the box. Fluff and set aside.
Steam broccoli, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
In a small bowl add the coconut palm sugar, coconut liquid aminos, ginger, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and cornstarch. whisk together until smooth and set aside.
After the chicken has been cooked, lower heat and add the sauce to chicken and cook stirring constantly until it thickens.
Add chicken to a plate with the quinoa and steamed broccoli.
Makes 3 servies.
Adapted from Spinach for Breakfast
You have a beautiful, mom-hacked, and healthy meal prep lunch for the next couple of days.