Meal Prep Monday- Snacks

I have always wanted to post a blog entry about the famous hash tag #MealPrepMonday but I have never gotten around to it. So I figured there is no time like the present.

I have recently discovered  the greatness that is Youtube and I have been using to find ideas for my meal prepping needs. I have shared videos from the channel Fit Couple Cooks before and I have to say that these videos have changed the way I meal prep. They make it look so easy and I love how good the recipes are and how informed they are about questions from the audience.

My favorite thing to do in this world other than coupon, run , and be an amazing father is snacking. I love to snack and when I decided to try meal prepping I always wondered how I was going to make it from meal to meal or when I have those long meetings.

Needless to say Fit Couple Cooks must have heard my cry and made the video below.

I can’t wait to make those bar.

What is on your  meal prep menu?

Zucchini Lasagna 


I know I said I was done for this week but my Facebook and Instagarn friends are asking me for this recipe as my family had this for dinner. 

I have really been into healthy eating  lately (I know that is a shock!). So I have recently came across this app called fit men cook. How come no one has told me about this amazing app? 

I came across this recipe and I was excited and curious to see how this would taste. I love lasagna but I never had it with zucchini as the noodles. 

One of the things I was not excited about was the cottage cheese taking the place of the ricotta. I HATE cottage cheese! I do know that it has tons and tons of protien which is what I love! So I bought some to see if it made a difference. 

Once we took it out of the oven and put it in to a plate, I took a bite and WOW! This was amazing! You would never know there was cottage cheese in this. I looked at my wife and we both agree that this will be in the next meal prep! 

Zucchini Lasagna 

  • 1lb of ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups of low sodium marinara 
  • 1 zucchini 
  • 1 egg white
  • 2/3 onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste( I used minced garlic)
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella reduced fat cheese
  • Coconut or olive oil spray
  • Seasonings- cumin, garlic powder, & onion powder for ground turkey. 

Directions

  1. Spray pan with oil and add garlic and onion and cook until onion is translucent. 
  2. Add turkey and seasonings and cook. Add marinara at 90% of cooking turkey. 
  3. Cut zucchini into pieces
  4. Mix cottage cheese with egg white
  5. In a glass pan layer with zucchini, then meat mixture, then cottage cheese, then zucchini, then meat mixture. 
  6. Top with mozzarella 
  7. Bake on 350 for 30 minutes. 
  8. Enjoy! 

Makes 6 servings- 1 serving

387 calories 

12g fat

16g carbs

55g protein