AIP Meal Prep Ideas!

 
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Me and a few of my blogging-buddies did a thing! We put together some of our favorite meal-prep recipes to share with you, all in one handy post.

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I’m sharing my Teriyaki Pork Lettuce Wraps! I chose this one because, first, it’s a low-prep meal-prep and that makes my busy schedule happy! And second, because we recently went to dinner at a well-known chain restaurant... and I couldn’t safely eat a thing 🤣! Anyhoo...I’ve been wanting some lettuce wraps ever since, so I made my own soy and sesame seed free version at home!

And in that process I realized these are perfect for that meal-prep-life. You know how good take-out Asian food is reheated? Well, there ya have it!

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Have you gotten on board the meal-prep train yet? I know, I know…it can be a little daunting to think about when your starting out. For me, the thought of taking an entire day…let’s face it, most of us don’t even HAVE entire days…and devoting it to my kitchen? I just could NOT get past that when I first started.

But you know what? I did it a couple of times and something happened…I got faster, and I had FUN. What started as a whole day quickly became just a few hours. I started enjoying the whole planning process and seeing just how creative I could be. I started challenging myself to see how quickly I could get in and out of the grocery store. Then I started challenging my husband to help me! Eventually, it became something I looked forward to.

So if you haven’t taken the leap yet, I challenge YOU to start! This is a great, easy recipe to jump off with and it should give you roughly 4 meals of 4 wraps. Then, start planning and dreaming up new and creative menus to explore for yourself!

To get started, check out these recipes from my friends! You’ll find the recipe for my lettuce wraps below.

Happy prepping!

Sophie from A Squirrel In The Kitchen:
Mediterranean Chicken Bake with Broccoli Mash: All the flavors of French Provençal cuisine are present in this Mediterranean Chicken Bake. Paired with a rustic broccoli mash, this easy meal is definitely a crowd pleaser! If you are lucky and have any leftovers, it will taste even better the next day!
https://asquirrelinthekitchen.com/aip-mediterranean-chicken-bake-meal-prep

Samantha from The Unskilled Cavewoman:

Chimichurri Chicken, Plantain & Red Slaw Meal Prep: Parsley, garlic, olive oil, oregano & vinegar give this Chimichurri Chicken a magnitude of Argentine flavor. Served with simple oven-toasted plantains and a tangy slaw, this prep makes for a nutrient-dense trio that keeps your taste buds hopping for 4 days worth of meals for 1. Bonus: It's a coconut-free sheet pan recipe!
https://www.theunskilledcavewoman.com/chicken-plantain-slaw-meal-prep-aip

Beth from Bon Aippetit:
Baked Meatballs, Cauliflower Rice and Sautéed Spinach Meal Prep: This Baked Meatballs, Cauliflower Rice and Sautéed Spinach Meal Prep is three delicious dishes rolled into one easy to follow recipe. Each recipe is delicious on its own but together they make a really amazing meal. It’s a hearty and nutritious meal that comes together in under an hour.
https://bonaippetit.com/baked-meatballs-cauliflower-rice-sauteed-spinach-meal-prep/

Kat from Hope, Heal, Cook:
Chicken Taco Fajita Bowls: These Chicken Taco Fajita Bowls have it ALL: anti-oxidant rich colorful vegetables, alkalizing greens, healthy fats, and medicinal herbs and spices. They're part fajita, part taco, part salad and 100% yum!
https://hopehealcook.com/2019/05/20/chicken-taco-fajita-bowls/

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Teriyaki Pork Lettuce Wraps

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An easy fake-out take-out that's AIP friendly! This recipe is a double batch, perfect for make ahead meal-prepping.

ingredients:

  • 2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrot, shredded
  • 2-4 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 head of Butter Lettuce or "Living" Lettuce
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 12 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1.5-2 tsp ground ginger

instructions:

How to cook Teriyaki Pork Lettuce Wraps

  1. In a skillet, cook the pork until it begins to brown.
  2. Add the onion, minced garlic, sea salt and garlic powder and continue cooking over medium heat.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the coconut aminos, honey and ginger. Combine well, then add 6 tbsp of the mixed sauce to the pork, reserving the remainder for drizzling over finished wraps.
  4. "Stuff" the lettuce leaves with pork, and top with the shredded cabbage, carrots, cilantro and green onion.
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