MEAL PREP: Your Lunch And Dinner Recipes For The Third Week In August – And The Shopping List To Make Them All

All about that prep, 'bout that prep

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Ahhh, food prep. The conscience that lies on our shoulder telling us to put down the ice-creams and pick up the spinach leaves. A trying experience for us all.

BUT - it doesn't have to be. We've put together a list of ingredients, recipes and tips on how you can do one, cheap, food shop per week and still eat pretty bloody well. Don't believe us? Keep reading...

Now, first things first – here's your shopping list for all the recipes that follow

  • 1 x bag of potatoes
  • 1 x head of broccoli
  • 1 x bag of kale
  • 1 x packet of feta
  • 1 x packet of cheddar cheese (red or white)
  • 1 x bag of quinoa
  • 1 x packet of turkey breasts
  • 1 x bunch of spring onions
  • 1 x packet of prawns
  • 1 x packet of chilis
  • 1 basil plant

Yep, that's it

It shouldn't come to too much cash (unless you've notions and shop in Marks & Spencer) so all you need to worry about is how you're going to spend all of your saved money, and what you're going to wear over that pert bum of yours. 

Monday

Lunch: Twice-baked broccoli and kale stuffed potatoes

Simple, easy and suuuuper tasty. Full recipe here.

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Dinner: Quinoa bowl with turkey breast

Keep up your stellar work this Monday, and stay firmly on the health wagon. Add whatever veggies you have lying around (broccoli, spring onions etc) and a healthy amount of salt and pepper. Full recipe here

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Tuesday 

Lunch: Cheese-stuffed tomatoes

Can be eaten both warm, and cold. Stick a salad on the side and you've got yourself a whopper lunch. Full recipe here.

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Dinner: Chilli and basil prawn quinoa stir-fry

Fire up your boring Tuesday evening with a spicy and flavoursome comfort dish, minus the calories. Full recipe here.

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Wednesday 

Lunch: Kale quiche

The easiest thing in the world to make the night before, and something that you will genuinely look forward to eating. Full recipe here

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Dinner: Quinoa, cheddar and broccoli gratin

Get some cheese int'ya on this hump day. And yep, it's as good as it sounds. Maybe even better. Full recipe here

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Thursday 

Lunch: Garlic prawns and quinoa 

Yet another superbly scrumptious lunch that takes just minutes to make, but seconds to eat. Perfect for a busy working day. Full recipe here.

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Dinner: Turkey burgers

Get these delicious treats int'ya - the (almost) end of the week causes for a meal that tastes like a cheat day, but isn't. Throw in whatever vegetables you have lying around, and you have yourself a meal fit for a king. Full recipe here.

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Friday
Lunch: Tomato and feta salad

Paired with basil, this easy lunch is colourful, flavoursome and reminiscent of faraway lands. Perfect for a Friday daydreaming session. Full recipe here

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Dinner: Potato and broccoli bake

Use up the rest of your greens, spuds and cheese in this heavenly little bowl of goodness. Full recipe here

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There you have it. 

But as for now, the weekend is here - so loosen your belt a little, and eat whatever the hell you want.

Happy prepping.

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Written By

Kate Demolder

Kate is a contributing writer here at Lovin Dublin. You are as likely to see her indulging in some of Dublin’s finer establishments, as well as panic-exercising the day after.

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