Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Meal Prep: Homemade Pizza & Greek Yogurt Cups

 I've been meal-prepping all our weekday breakfast/lunches basically since the very beginning of 2013 (Jay does all our weekday dinners every night & is an excellent cook-far, far, far better than me- so I don't want him to seem short-changed in this post, he just doesn't have the compulsive need to tell the world everything he does, bless his heart.) and so I'm familiar with the huge Sunday undertaking it involves. Hours & hours & hours... well worth it in waistline & wallet math but, dang- a timesuck. So when I know there's something important going on on a certain weekend (i.e. Easter Sunday), I will go with an old faithful recipe that requires little thought. And this week, it was homemade pizzas.

***Preheat Oven to 400 degrees***

Making your own dough is generally a simple, pleasant task- however, ease was the name of the game and Trader Joe's has the hook-up on great, cheap, yummy pizza dough. So we went with that this week. I made two pizzas for every one bag of dough (purchased 3 bags, for 6 pizzas).
 ^A little Olive Oil, flour & cornstarch mixed on top of the dough for maximum rolling efficiency.

Then I assembled my arsenal of veggies 
 (Grape Tomatoes, Basil, Red & Yellow Onion, Jalapenos, Yellow & Green Bell Pepper)

 And some pepperoni & chicken (seasoned, baked at 425 for 25 minutes).

 And I just started loading up the dough with those toppings on top of a bed of marinara sauce.

And I do mean loadingggg...
^Veggies, veggies & more veggies with a dusting of cheese on top.

Baked the pizza at 400 degrees for about 20-27 minutes based on girth.
^My first batch had less veggies on it than I wanted, hence these thinner pizzas. 

Then I sliced-up all that 'Za and packed it in to-go containers with fresh arugula on top for to-go lunches all week.

And (of course) I had to pack breakfast alongside it...
^Plain Greek Yogurt, Rolled Oats (mixed with cinnamon & organic honey) & berries.
^10 to-go breakfasts = Mon-Friday meals for both Jay and me.

And just like that, we eat like royalty the rest of the workweek. Just takes some elbow grease (and some excellent documentaries to keep me entertained while I assemble).
Happy eating!


Pat Hatt said...

Best way to go about it as it is sooo much easier to have it all done beforehand

Jax said...

Omg that looks amazing!! You are 100% right on meal prep saving calories and money. Cooking is the way to go!!!! (Except on Friday nights. Then take out is totally ok. Haha)

Cupcakes and Crossbones said...

wow! Amazing is an understatement. This is perfect!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Those pizzas look phenomenal.

Stevie Hanna said...

I love this! Definitely going to try the pizza :)