Was there ever a more perfect recipe for a massive meal prep for the week?
I have to give myself a pat on the back for this one in particular because I admit I’m not the most familiar with Asian cooking. In the past I’ve tended to steer clear from Asian recipes because 1.) they’re usually gluten laden and 2.) HELLO sodium and bloated everything, no thanks. Those things are not a concern with this recipe. I was able to keep the sodium and sugar situation in check, wohoo! I’ve mentioned in past blogs that any type of soup or stew is an especially great option when it comes to food prep for the week.
I hope you enjoy the flavors in this one!
3 lbs raw chicken breast – cubed or whole your choice (will shrink down to roughly 2lbs when cooked)
1 32oz container low sodium chicken broth
2 containers lite coconut milk
3 tsp yellow curry paste
2 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp ginger paste
2 tsp lemongrass paste
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp Asian fish sauce (Thanks to my sister in law for this trick!)
2 zucchinis (sliced)
5 celery stalks (cut into chunks)
2 red bell peppers3 green onion stalks1/2 cup cilantro2 whole limes cut into wedges
Heat dutch oven or large pot on stovetop over high heat with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
Add whole or cubed chicken breast and brown
Once chicken is slightly browned add in garlic paste, lemongrass, ginger paste, curry paste, fish sauce, and zucchini. Sauté for 10 min or so. (Um, if you haven’t tried these pastes out yet they’re amazing! Who the hell keeps fresh lemongrass around anyway? Trust me try the paste instead)
Add chicken broth, coconut milk, turmeric and bring to a boil
Reduce heat to low or simmer, cover the pot with a lid, and let simmer for 30 min or until chicken is tender.
While soup is cooking slice bell pepper, green onion, cilantro, and limes for garnish.
Prepare food prep containers and pour or measure equally over those 8 containers once soup is fully cooked. Should be about 4oz of chicken per container.
Nutritional Value/Macro count
Calories – 318
Carbs – 12g
Protein –36 g
Fat – 13g
THE INSIDE JOB: containers to use, how long it lasts, how much to prep, mistakes not to make, how to add custom flavor….etc.
The only thing I would add to this meal would be extra carbs because we all know you need a healthy amount of carbs for energy and to help aid in recovery from workouts.
I prefer to use sweet potatoes in this soup. I know you all have pre-cooked sweet potatoes in your fridge right now.
You can also omit chicken and try a white fish or shrimp instead. If you do let me know how it turns out!
Remember, it’s YOU vs. YOU!
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