“Cook Once, Eat All Week” Recipes


I do not genuinely comprehend why food prepping grew to become this “extravaganza” wherever you have to commit your entire Sunday to making food items for the next week. Who has time for this?? I never. 

As well as, I just really do not want to! The hottest Colleen Hoover reserve is contacting my title on a Sunday. 

Let us flip the script on “meal prep.”

Reminder: food prepping DOES NOT have to be: 

  1. On a Sunday
  2. A substantial time determination
  3. Just about anything extravagant

Whenever I talk about food prep with Fat burning capacity Makeover peeps, I normally ask them: what is the just one food that you unquestionably require to prep or its most very likely likely to be a sh*t clearly show? Just begin there! Some meals really don’t require to be food-prepped, so do not strain about these. Cross all those off the listing.

And then I’ll question, what is the a single time a 7 days that you are by now in the kitchen area generating a food? Can you double the batch? Triple? You do not have to reinvent the wheel in buy to consider in advance with your foods. Just just take gain of the time you’re by now in there whipping factors up. 

Introducing a very little further do the job to already focused time generating food stuff can save you an astronomical amount of time through the week.

SO, under are 7 of my favorite recipe thoughts that you can cook dinner when and take in. all. 7 days. long. AMEN.

1. Crockpot Shredded Hen

This could possibly not be revolutionary, but it Need to be provided in this publish. Acquiring shredded hen on hand is a lifesaver! Converse about a fabulously adaptable protein. Include some to a salad kit, use in a wrap, make some hen quesadillas, combine in some BBQ sauce for BBQ rooster – nearly anything! Maybe a modest batch of rooster salad appears fantastic on a random Tuesday. Sweet, the chicken is already produced. 

So, how to make it? I generally obtain a pack of hen breasts in bulk and then set the total deal (4 large breasts) in the crockpot. I’ll incorporate 1 cup of rooster broth or water and then use whatsoever spices communicate to me. Typically, it’s a very good dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook dinner on very low for 6-8 several hours, or significant for 4-6 several hours. It ought to be quite straightforward to shred with a fork when performed! Hold in the fridge for 5-7 days or the freezer for more time!

Here is one more spin on this for a buffalo flavor: Sluggish Cooker Buffalo Hen

Here’s a way to use the shredded rooster for supper: Twice Baked Hen Stuffed Sweet Potato

2. Taco-seasoned ground beef or turkey

A sport-changer in my house is acquiring taco-seasoned ground beef or turkey in the freezer at all instances. It’s picky-eater welcoming and really multipurpose. I’ll use it to make a taco salad or nachos, and my husband will make regardless of what he would like with it. Remarkable.

Simply choose just one or two kilos of lean ground beef or turkey and brown in a pan. Drain surplus grease as wanted. Insert your most loved taco seasoning packet(s) according to the instructions. Retail outlet in the fridge and use all week!

Concept: use your taco meat in these sweet potato taco bows

3. White Rooster Chili

I would scarcely simply call this cooking, so if you’re in a lazy temper, it’s time for white chicken chili! Plus, it will effortlessly make 8+ servings.

This is a single of our OG recipes for white hen chili. It is sooo very good. 

We also a short while ago posted this spin on rooster chili to Instagram. Test it out!

4. Tacky Taco Pasta

This was a crowd preferred in the MM neighborhood! This cheesy taco pasta is ideal for leftovers. You can even toss it in the freezer soon after a week if desired (which I’m fairly certain I now have in my freezer however). 

I really advise utilizing a superior-fiber or higher-protein pasta like Banza for this recipe! Super straightforward way to make it far more blood-sugar friendly and satisfying!

5. Sheet Pan Meal

I’m genuinely just seeking out for you right here in this submit with some of the most straightforward strategies to cook foods and have *incredible* leftovers. If you can toss things on a sheet pan and open the oven, you will like these food concepts:

Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken, Potatoes & Veggies

A person Pan Steak & Taters

Individually, I love to use rooster sausage inbound links from Trader Joe’s, slice into coins, and then combine with veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Never overlook the infant pink potatoes! Toss in olive or avocado oil, salt, and pepper. Roast at 350 for about 30 minutes, and voila! You can make as massive or compact of a batch as you have to have for the week. 

6. Substantial-Protein Pasta

An additional shortcut thought to make fast foods throughout the 7 days. 

Prepare dinner up your favorite pasta (once more, adore my Banza noodles). Warmth up a jar of your favorite pasta sauce (I adore Trader Joe’s Spicy Chunky Tomato & Pepper Pasta Sauce). Include 2 cups or 1 large container of cottage cheese to the sauce and blend with each other utilizing an immersion blender. You could also put sauce and cottage cheese in a blender. Combine your cheesy sauce with noodles when cooked and set apart to interesting. 

Tip: insert veggies to your sauce combination if preferred for extra nutrients and fiber! Spinach or cooked zucchini will be undetected when blended into the sauce.

Add your protein of selection (you could insert that shredded hen from over) and added veggies on best of your pasta for a balanced, uncomplicated meal. Throughout the 7 days you can pull yet another serving of your large-protein pasta and try to eat basic or with far more of your cooked protein on leading. This freezes superbly as effectively.

Suggestion: Trader Joe’s turkey burgers or chicken sausages are a speedy way to include protein to this with negligible time on a weeknight.

7. Enchilada Skillet

I just can’t leave out our most raved about recipe Ever. The Enchilada Skillet. 

Examine out the publish right here. I’ll place the recipe below much too.

Tip: Use shredded hen OR taco-seasoned floor beef from over in this recipe!

Also can make this vegetarian by ditching the meat and incorporating a lot more black beans and/or pinto beans.


  • 1 10-oz can of diced tomatoes w/ chiles
  • 1 ¼ cup enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 4-oz can chopped eco-friendly chiles
  • 2 ½ cup shredded cooked chicken 
  • ½ cup Cotija cheese (optional)
  • 4 corn tortillas, cut into strips & baked (optional)
  • chopped cilantro
  • avocado


  1. Add tomatoes, enchilada sauce, black beans, green chiles and chicken to a massive skillet more than medium-large heat and stir to incorporate
  2. Go on cooking, stirring from time to time, until finally mixture reaches simmer
  3. Sprinkle with cheese, and major with tortilla chips, cilantro and avocado, if wished-for

*to make the tortilla strips, cut the tortillas into strips and spray with olive or avocado oil cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and chili powder. Broil in the oven until eventually crispy (just a few minutes!)

Tends to make 3-4 servings

Double if required!

I hope this assists to simplify your prepping AND cut down your cook time all 7 days long!

– Elle, MM Mentor