Meal prep high protein, low carb lunch ideas for this week

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When it comes to meal prepping I am always looking for ways to make healthy dishes that are quick, easy and will not go bad before I can get all the food! This week I got back into the kitchen to make food for a few days to stay on track and on top of my diet. Right now I am focusing more on high protein, low carb dishes since I eat a breakfast of carbs now to give me energy during the day time.

This week I went with some lean chicken, tuna, greens and avocado for my lunches while at work. These are easy to prepare, cook and eat in the office. I made enough for 3-4 days and it only took about 30 minutes to make them both. If you are in need of some meal prep containers I highly recommend getting some like this to make it easy to clean and pack each day.

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Tuna is a great high protein, low calorie and low fat/carb food so I really enjoy making it during meal prep. I use solid white albacore tuna since it is a bit chunkier and less watery than the regular red/pink tuna fish. I like to add some Mrs. Dash seasoning for flavor and then some Ranch Mayo by Walden Farms (zero carb, calorie and sugar condiments which I love!) I also like to chop up some white onion and celery to add to the mix for some crunch!

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In order to get some good fats into my diet I love avocados. They make tuna fish a bit creamier and I use 1 avocado for the 3 meals so it’s about 1/3 of an avocado per container. This gives you a high amount of protein, low carb and good healthy fats!

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Next up was a more filling meal prepped lunch of chicken breast chunks and broccoli. I always like to cut the chicken into chunks so it is easier to eat but it also helps the meat to cook through faster. I use Mrs. Dash seasonings, either the steak or the chicken flavor. Both work really well paired with just a little bit of olive oil cooking spray.

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When it comes to chicken I always go with the natural, antibiotic free chicken. I never get Purdue or Tyson or anything of that sort that looks fake. If it is too pink and not flesh colored don’t buy it. I would rather spend a bit more money on a piece of good chicken than one filled with lots of antibiotics and other fillers.

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When completed they look like the below and the containers were bought at Target. Overall meal prepping is easy and a great way to keep me on top of my goals. Usually you can also get these types of food containers from your local deli, take out restaurant or I also found some at a party store near me. (example: party city sometimes has these near the party platters and trays).

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