Chipotle Chicken Meal Prep w/ Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

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If you’re anything like the other 318.86 million people in America, then one of your New Year resolutions is to lose weight, get healthy, and rock a hot bikini body by May. Unfortunately, most of us will probably be rocking a baggy beach cover-up instead; but don’t get discouraged! You too can have a rock hard tummy with a few simple changes in your diet, and here’s one of my go-to figure-friendly meals that you’ll seriously crave.

IMG_7335Meal-prepping. The biggest trend of 2015 that actually isn’t such a bad trend to keep (unlike the using the word “Bae”, ).

All I ever see anymore on Instagram, are fitness posts. After seeing all the #MealPrepMonday, #GainsBro, #TransformationTuesday, #FitFam, #ImSuchATool (oh wait, that one might just be one that I associate the other ones with in my head…), I always swore I’d never be one of “those” people. You know who I’m talking about, and if you don’t, you’re probably one of “those” people…

…I still love you for reading my blog though, so all is forgiven.

But as much as I hate to admit this…

*deep breath*

…I participate in #MealPrepMonday. More like meal prep Sunday, but in all seriousness, if I don’t prep my meals and snacks ahead of time, I end up grabbing 4 Snickers ice cream bars and a frozen pizza for lunch (true story, it happened yesterday).

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Even though I’m glad to see people making healthy changes in their eating habits, it physically PAINS ME to see the same old bland, baked chicken breast with steamed broccoli and brown rice on everyone’s eating agenda. How could anyone actually stick to eating healthy if what they are eating everyday is flavorless and just plain BORING?! That’s why I love adding little to no calorie flavor additions like herbs, spices, and aromatics like garlic and ginger to my meals.

IMG_7256 IMG_7284This chicken is seasoned with my go-to chipotle spice rub that packs SO much flavor and heat without adding hardly any calories! If you want to tone down the heat a bit, just reduce the chipotle powder by half.

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If your chickens were blessed with bigger breasts than Pamela Anderson, then just horizontally slice them in half creating 2 average B-cups. This will help them cook more evenly and help with portion control.

IMG_7290 IMG_7281I love roasting vegetables because it requires very little fat. Roasting also brings out their natural sugars, which caramelizes and makes their flavor naturally sweet and super concentrated.

IMG_7291So let’s all band together to form an “End Boring Food Prep Meals in 2016” campaign. Who’s with me?!

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Chipotle Chicken Meal Prep w/ Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
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Ridiculously healthy Chipotle Grilled Chicken PACKED with flavor and heat, served with tender green beans and roasted sweet potatoes. Perfect for healthy make-ahead meals for the week!
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Ridiculously healthy Chipotle Grilled Chicken PACKED with flavor and heat, served with tender green beans and roasted sweet potatoes. Perfect for healthy make-ahead meals for the week!
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Instructions
For the Chicken
  1. Combine salt, pepper, and seasonings into a small bowl; set aside. Lay chicken breasts out onto a sheet pan lined with foil. Season with spice mixture until evenly coated. Lightly pat spices onto the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight (you can also grill them right away, but I like to let the spices seep into the chicken, the salt also tenderizes it).
  2. When ready to grill, preheat grill to medium-high heat. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and place onto the grill presentation-side-down. Cook for 2 1/2-4 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Remove foil from sheet pan and place chicken onto the clean pan. Cover with clean foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
For the Sweet Potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place diced sweet potatoes onto a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and evenly coat the potatoes in the oil and salt/pepper using your hands. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tender; stirring halfway through.
For the Green Beans
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Lay greens beans onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper (to taste). Toss the green beans using your hands and bake for 15 minutes, or until tender; stirring halfway through.
For Assembly
  1. Evenly distribute sweet potatoes, green beans, and chicken among 4 Tupperware containers. I like to pre-slice my chicken to make it easier to eat. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
Recipe Notes
  • If your chicken breasts are extra large, only use 2 and slice them in half horizontally to create 4 "regular" size chicken breasts.
  • I use the following ratio of spices per pound (16 ounces) of chicken-

1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon chipotle powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.

 

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