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Sunday Meal Prep: Lemon Garlic Marinated Chicken, Asparagus, Lentils, Green Beans w/ Peppers & Onions

Menu Items:

  • Lemon Garlic Marinated Chicken Thighs
  • Asparagus
  • Lentils
  • Green Beans w/ Peppers & Onions

Ingredients:

  • 8 Boneless/ Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 bag of frozen Asparagus
  • 1 bag of frozen Green Beans
  • 1/2 bag of frozen peppers & onions
  • 1/2 bag of dry lentil beans
  • Lemon Garlic Marinade
  • Chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • Seasonings: Italian Seasoning, Garlic Salt with Parsley, Black Pepper, Mediterranean Sea Salt

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a well rested and relaxing weekend. I was very undecided about this weeks meal prep and did not have it planned like I typically do. It wasn’t until Saturday morning, when I was browsing around Wegmans when I decided what I wanted to prepare.

As many of you know there is 16 days left until my due date. However, my contractions are getting closer and more frequent so hubby and I are kinda on standby. Therefore, I wanted to prepare something quick and easy. Also, I didn’t want to prepare something that can easily go to waste if baby does decide to make his appearance this week.

This weeks meal was perfect under the circumstances. Last night I marinated the chicken thighs in a lemon garlic marinade. I also seasoned the chicken thighs with Italian and garlic parsley seasonings. When it was time to prep this evening the chicken was seasoned and ready to be placed in the air fryer. The chicken thighs air fried for 30 minutes on 370 degrees. While, the chicken cooked I mixed the green beans and some peppers/onions in a pot on the stove top with some melted butter and allowed them to steam for about 15-20 minutes. In another pot on the stove top I had my lentils cooking in some water with a chicken flavored bouillon cubes and a little pepper and Mediterranean sea salt. Lastly, I tossed my frozen steam-able asparagus in the microwave for a quick 4 minutes. Voila! – another successful meal prep.

Tips & Recommendations:

Meal prepping does not have to be hard. I despise spending hours prepping dishes and slaving in the kitchen to prepare various dishes. I personally like the convenience of frozen vegetables since they don’t spoil and are ready to go (requires no cutting). I also dislike washing a lot of pots and pans. Thus, the air fryer comes in handy when cooking meat. The air fryer is also very easy to clean afterwards. I typically aim to only have 1-2 pots to wash and I clean up as I go in the kitchen and load our dishwasher as needed. I strive to keep the sink open and clear. These are just some quick tips and recommendations to make your meal prepping experience more successful.

What are you cooking for this week? Share below in the comments below-

FLWE ❤

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