Can You Meal Prep Salmon? The Answer Is Yes!
Can you meal prep salmon? You totally can! I’m a sucker for the pre-prepped section of my neighborhood H-E-B, and today I made myself a week’s worth of yummy, fresh and healthy meals at 1/3 of the cost if I were to go out with my coworkers on my lunch break. I didn’t clean or cut a single vegetable. Not a single fish was gutted. I got it all done in less than 30 minutes. Can you do this cheaper by cleaning and cutting produce yourself? Yes. Could you go healthier and get pure salmon instead of sliders that contain a little bit of cheese and breading? Of course. The point is, for working mothers like us, this is easy, healthy and worth a little extra money to have the kind folks at H-E-B do our pre-prep.
Total cost: $4.86/meal ($3.88 if you go with the five-day option). By comparison, a lunch like this at Red Lobster would cost at least 3X as much once you factor in a Diet Coke, taxes and a tip.
Side note: If you don’t have an H-E-B in your area and your grocery store doesn’t offer something similar, create your own! You can probably even order the salmon already ground in your seafood section! I was able to do this once, but they said I was lucky and caught them at the right time, so I’m unsure whether this is something they always are available to do.
Can You Meal Prep Salmon? You bet – here’s how I do it!
- 1 8-pack of Fiesta Jalapeno Salmon Sliders
- 1 package of Skewer Kabob Vegetables
- 1 4-pack of Prepackaged Russet Potatoes
- 1 single serving container of Key Lime Greek Yogurt
- Empty one package of veggie kabobs on cookie sheet covered with foil and sprayed with olive oil. Lightly coat with olive oil and sprinkle on your favorite seasoning. Mine is Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute. Broil in oven for 18 minutes. You could also do this on a real grill outside of a Foreman grill – this is just the easiest for me.
- Heat up a large skillet or griddle on your stovetop. Lay down your salmon sliders and heat for each side for 4 minutes. This is also something you can do with a grill or Foreman; this is just my personal preference.
- Puncture holes in your baked potatoes and microwave for 14-15 minutes (or use the auto function for baked potatoes and input 4). You could also bake these in the oven if you had time. Add on your favorite toppings. For me, I just keep a bottle of Olive Garden Light Salad Dressing at work.
- Assemble four to-go boxes for the week. I like these bento boxes I got from Amazon. Notice that I said a week’s worth of food, yet these are only four meals. This is because I like to go out and eat lunch with my coworkers on Fridays. This food could easily be redistributed into five boxes if you’d prefer to cover all five days. Especially when you …
- Pair with key lime Greek yogurt for dessert! Boost your fruit intake by adding in some fresh-cut vegetables and use the yogurt as dip.
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