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Farm-to-Table Meal Prep: Satisfying Picky Eaters with Macro-Friendly Family Meals

As someone who loves both healthy eating and meal prepping, finding delicious and nutritious meals that satisfy the whole family can be a challenge. But fear not! With some staple ingredients fresh from the farm and a touch of creativity, you can create simple yet flavorful dishes that not only please even the pickiest of eaters but also meet your macro targets. In this blog post, I'll share some family-ready meals packed with 145g of protein, utilizing in-season fruits and veggies.

1. Grilled Chicken with Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables:

This classic combination is a staple in many households, and for good reason. Start by marinating chicken breasts with your favorite herbs and spices, then grill them to perfection. Prepare a batch of quinoa, cooked with vegetable broth for added flavor. For the roasted vegetables, toss a mix of seasonal veggies like zucchini, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast them in the oven until tender. Serve this delicious ensemble with a side of fresh mixed greens tossed in a light vinaigrette.

2. Salmon and Sweet Potato Hash:

For a heart-healthy and protein-packed meal, try this delightful salmon and sweet potato hash. Begin by baking a salmon fillet seasoned with lemon juice, dill, and garlic. Meanwhile, sauté diced sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and onions in a skillet until they turn golden and tender. Once the salmon is cooked, flake it into the skillet and mix everything together. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika for an extra kick. Serve it with a side of steamed broccoli or a fresh green salad.

3. Lentil Tacos with Mango Salsa:

Who says tacos can't be healthy? These lentil tacos are not only plant-based but also incredibly satisfying. Cook lentils until tender, then sauté them with onion, garlic, and your favorite taco seasoning. Warm up corn tortillas and fill them with the lentil mixture. Top it off with a vibrant salsa made with diced mangoes, red onions, jalapenos, and lime juice. The sweetness of the mangoes perfectly complements the savory lentils. Serve with a side of black beans and a fresh mixed salad for a complete and protein-rich meal.

4. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Wrap:

For a quick and refreshing meal, whip up a Greek yogurt chicken salad wrap. Start by grilling or baking chicken breasts and shredding them into bite-sized pieces. In a bowl, combine the shredded chicken with Greek yogurt, diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and fresh dill. Season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Spread the mixture onto a whole-grain wrap, add some spinach leaves, and roll it up. Serve with a side of fresh fruit salad or raw veggies for a well-rounded meal.

Meal prepping doesn't have to be complicated or tasteless, especially when you have fresh farm staples and a bit of imagination. These simple and delicious meals not only appease even the pickiest of eaters but also provide the necessary protein, thanks to in-season fruits and veggies. So, gather your ingredients, get creative, and enjoy these family-ready meals that hit all your macro targets. Happy meal prepping!

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