Meal prep lunches you will look forward to! These Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are made in one pan and are low carb.
Want to mix up your meal prep game with some new flavors? I’ve got you covered with this new recipe for Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls.
Each week I meal prep lunches for my husband to bring to work. I’ve been doing this for a few years now, so I have had to come up with new recipes and tricks to mix things up so that he doesn’t get bored!
How to Keep From Getting Bored with Meal Prep Lunches
Meal prep lunches can easily become repetitive and boring, especially if you are primarily eating chicken every day. But I’ve come up with a few tricks to change things up.
Use a marinade: Adding a marinade like this recipe has is a great way to change up the flavor of your chicken. There are so many different marinade recipes out there that can totally change up the taste of your lunches. Here are 5 different chicken marinades that are Whole30 approved, too.
Add a cheese: My favorite way to mix things up and add flavor is by topping your bowls with a little bit of cheese. For this Italian recipe I used parmesan cheese, but depending on the type of bowl you are making you could add goats cheese, bleu cheese, cheddar cheese or whatever you have in the house.
Make 2 Things to Alternate During the Week: You don’t have to make 2 totally different recipes, but just make 2 different types of meats or use 2 different marinades or use different vegetables.
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Substitutions for This Recipe
Want to mix things up or need to make some dietary changes? Here are some helpful ideas for you.
Add a base: You can add a base to these bowls if you like, such as pasta or rice (cooked according to the directions on the package). If you want to keep these bowls low carb, you could add a base of cooked zucchini noodles.
Cheese Substitutions: If you don’t eat dairy, you can omit the cheese or use a dairy-free cheese. If you want to use a different cheese, some that I recommend for this recipe are romano, asiago, or goat cheese.
Vegetable Substitutions: I love the combination of veggies for this meal, but can omit or substitute if necessary. For the tomatoes I used grape tomatoes, but you could also use cherry tomatoes or a whole diced tomato. If desired you can substitute kale for the spinach.
How to Serve these Bowls
Keep your bowls in the refrigerator until ready to eat. You can serve them cold right from the refrigerator or heat up using a microwave.