$30 Trader Joes Meal Prep Breakfast Lunch and Dinner! – Mind Over Munch
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If you’ve been with the channel for awhile,
you know that I LOVE Trader Joe’s.
They’ve got some awesome items that I eat
ALL the time,
and their prices are always really budget-friendly.
So today, I’m sharing a Trader Joe’s Meal
Prep for the week
that cost me just $30!!
Yes, for 30 bucks you can prep your breakfast,
lunch, and dinner for the ENTIRE week!
This prep is pescatarian, but can easily be
made vegetarian as well.
And if you like these kinds of budget meal
I did this challenge last year and you guys
seemed to like it, so here it is again!
Onto the prep!
I’m making baked oatmeal cups for breakfast,
from my new Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipes eBook!
These are super easy to prep AND make breakfast
so much less stressful.
Bring water to a boil.
Add rolled oats and salt and reduce heat to
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Oats are one of the best budget ingredients,
especially if you buy them in bulk,
and they’re super versatile—use them to
make your own oat flour,
as a substitute for breadcrumbs, or make homemade
like in my video from last week!
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and
divide the oats into cups.
Cover with plastic wrap
and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
Once frozen, remove from the tins and transfer
to a freezer-safe bag or container.
When you’re ready to eat, you’ve got frozen
oatmeal cups ready to go!
You can thaw in the fridge overnight and microwave,
or heat over the stove, stirring frequently.
Add your favorite toppings and sweetener if
and you’ve got your oats ready to go, easy-peasy
and so versatile!
These will last 3-4 months in the freezer
and this breakfast cost me under $3 for the
Thumbs up for easy freezer meals!
For lunch I’m making tuna taco chili baked
Add avocado oil to a pot and cook onion until
Add a can of tomatoes, black beans, white
beans (or any beans you prefer),
corn, tuna in water (not drained) and taco
Mix to combine.
Add vegetable or chicken broth, cover, and
simmer 30 minutes.
Season to taste!
Using canned veggies, beans, and tuna makes
this prep extra convenient and affordable.
They’re cheap and they won’t go bad quickly
in your pantry,
which means fewer wasted ingredients!
For the potatoes, which are also one of the
most affordable groceries,
I prick with a fork once washed and dried,
and rub oil all over and season with salt.
Add to a foiled pan and bake 45 minutes to
until tender and cooked all the way through.
Cut lengthwise from end to end, and carefully
push the ends inward to make it pop open.
Pile in the chili mixture and add toppings.
Feel free to add Greek yogurt or sour cream,
and pico de gallo or whatever toppings you
So filling, packed with healthy protein and
carbs to keep you going all day!
It’s filling, and it cost about $11 for
the whole week, not bad!
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For dinner I’m using one of my favorite
Trader Joe’s items: veggie patties!
Loaded with the works and eggs, and roasted
veggies on the side.
For the veggies, I combine sweet potato wedges,
avocado oil, garlic powder, oregano, and salt
& pepper on a tray and toss to coat.
I roast for 30 minutes until beginning to
brown and tender.
I chose these vegetables because they are
some of the more affordable options,
but you could use whatever you prefer!
For the veggie patties—I’m using the carrot
& pea today
but I also love the broccoli & cauliflower
I simply cook on a skillet until browning
I load them up with tomato slices, spinach
leaves and eggs!
Dinner cost me about $17 for the week.
And this entire prep came out to be just about 30 bucks
with some leftover ingredients like broccoli,
some veggie patties,
and a few eggs that you could keep to use
for even more meals.
How do you meal prep on a budget?
Do you have any tips and tricks to share?
Comment below and let me know!
If you want to save a few bucks on this prep
and don’t want to use the pre-made veggie
patties, you can make your own!
I’ll be sharing my recipe for homemade veggie
patties in this week’s newsletter—
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I’ve got TONS more recipes that are perfect
for meal prep in my 2 NEW EBOOKS!
The freezer oatmeal cups from this prep are
just one of the 35 recipes
in my Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipes eBook,
and I have 35 MORE recipes
in my Low Carb Meal Prep Recipes eBook!
ALL of the recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free,
many are Whole 30 approved,
and a lot of the vegetarian ones are also
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Also, just so you know, this video was NOT
sponsored by Trader Joe’s or anyone else,
I’m just a true fan.
Have a great week!
I’ll see you here on Thursday, and remember,
it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch.