Avocado Pesto Chicken Pasta

For our members that are allergic to pine nuts, we substitute walnuts in this recipe!  Also, to boost our healthy fats, we add avocado to the pesto sauce!

Pesto Sauce Recipe

Blend together in a food processor or blender until fine:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 C. Walnuts
  • 1 C. Basil
  • 1 C. Spinach
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Add:

  • 2 diced chicken breasts
  • 1 C. Cherry tomatoes as garnish

Dice chicken into cubes, brown in pan. Add pesto and 2 Cups cherry tomatoes. Add your favorite sauteed “noodle”.  We recommend spiralized zucchini “noodles” or Edamame pasta!

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Fresh Spinach Salad

To save time and money with meal prep, we love simple green salads with chicken.  Often, we spice up our salads with veggies and fruits plus a homemade dressing, such as a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette!

The prep time and cook time for this lunch fit in with consolidating steps of meal prep perfectly.  Taking about 20 minutes to cook the chicken and 5 minutes of actually putting your lunch salads together.

  1. Handful of loosely packed fresh spinach placed in meal prep container
  2. Chilled, grilled or baked chicken portioned out to the specifications of your macronutrient guide
  3. 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  5. 1/4 tsp of cracked black pepper
  6. Mixed veggies to taste and to the specifications of your macronutrient guide

Steps to prepare your lunches before your busy work week.

  1. Thaw and Grill chicken breast(about 1 pound) seasoned to taste.  Let chicken cool in refrigerator.  Slice thin.
  2. Grab one loosely packed handful of fresh spinach and place in meal prep container.  Easily swap out brown rice in the perfect portion called for in your macronutrient guide!
  3. Add thinly sliced chicken breast to meal prep container.
  4. Add assorted veggies, your choice.
  5. Store in fridge until the morning to grab and go, prepared for lunch ahead of your busy day!

Spinach Salad