Pop Of Colour: Quick Meal Prep Idea

September 20, 2018

It’s always a good feeling when you prep a meal for the week, and it not only looks and tastes great, but took minimal time and effort.

This recipe below was inspired by searching the internet; however, I added certain ingredients for my needs and curiosity (lime and coconut).

Coconut-Lime Couscous, Kale, and Beta-carotene

(Makes 3 meals): 69g carbs – 11g fat – 15g protein

I found this recipe to be especially fun to make because of the wide variety of colours. There is just something so satisfying about a dish that looks pretty (but that might be my inner-designer talking).

When I prepare my meal for the week, I try to choose foods that don’t all need to be cooked (if any) with the same method. For example, I like to sauté zucchini, boil potatoes, and oven-bake butternut squash. This prevents the prep-time from dramatically increasing, unless the meal is intended to be entirely baked, pan-fried, etc. Another meal prep tip that I have come to put into practice, is cutting up all the items I need, so I am not splitting my focus between a knife and the hot stove elements. I find this to be safer and more efficient.

Lastly, as stated in my last post, I count macros; therefore, I will provide the macro-nutrient amounts for informational purposes. However, the intent of this post is to provide a quick, healthy recipe idea (whether you count macros or not) that helps fuel you throughout the day.

Notes: I baked the sweet potato (beta-carotene for the win) and left the kale raw

Now, let’s get to the good stuff...the food (image + ingredients below)!

Ingredients

(To make approx. 3 servings)

  • 1/2 of a sweet potato
  • 1 bundle of kale
  • 1 small container of blueberries
  • feta cheese
  • 1/2 a box of whole wheat couscous
  • Lime
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

Ingredients

(individual weights to create a meal with 69g carbs – 11g fat – 15g protein)

  • 100g sweet potato
  • 40g kale
  • 30g blueberries
  • 15g feta
  • 60g (dry) whole wheat couscous
  • drizzle of lime
  • 5ml coconut oil

Enjoy!

About the Author

Jenna Soroka

Fitness Nutrition

Edmonton

Hi! My name is Jenna and I am in the process of obtaining certification as a nutrition coach. I am 21 years old, and my...

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