Summertime Meal Prep

Summertime Meal Prep

It’s hot as ever in Texas  so we are still trying to beat the heat in the kitchen! On that note all of of summertime meal prep has a couple of things in common.  Meals need to be quick and raise the temperature as little as possible.  Hopefully some of these meals will give you inspiration.

Summertime Meal Prep

chef salad healthy eating

Chef Salad

with crackers and fruit cup made up of cherries and strawberries.

  • ham
  • hard boiled eggs
  • grape tomatoes
  • iceberg lettuce
  • shredded cheese
  • diced green peppers
  • chopped bacon
  • salad dressing


Burrito Bowls

Ranch Chicken

  • 1-2 packs of dry ranch dressing
  • 5 peppercini peppers
  • drizzle olive oil
  • crockpot


  • Lime juice rice
  • lettuce
  • cheese
  • ranch
  • Frank’s hot sauce

Southwest Black Beans

  • rinsed black beans
  • cumin
  •  garlic
  •  salt
  •  lime juice
  •  oregano
  • tortilla chips

Fiesta Corn

  • canned corn
  • garlic
  •  salt
  •  lime juice
  •  oregano

Healthy summertime lunch

Italian Rollups and cucumber salad

  • sundried tomatoe wrap
  • ham
  • turkey
  • hard salami
  • provolone
  • peppercini
  • itailian herbs
  • mayo or spicy mustard
  • sliced olives
  • spring mix salad
  • olive oil
  • apple cider vinegar


Sloppy Joes

  • brown sugar
  • mustard
  • ketchup
  • diced onion
  • diced green pepper
  • buns

Learned how to make refridgerator tea!

What, I had no idea that you could make tea without boiling water or speciality bags?  Then I remembered my mom made sun tea when I was a kid.  I did a bit of research and found out sun tea can be a little unsafe, but you can make refridgerator tea instead.

How to make easy tea

  • gallon pitcher
  • 7 tea bags
  • water
  • sugar if you are making sweet tea

Place your 7 tea bags in a gallon pitcher and fill with hot water from the tap.  Let the tea bags sit a few minutes in the hot tea.  Then place in the fridge for 7 hours, leaving tea bags in until the 7 hours are up.

I personally do not drink tea but my husband didn’t seem to notice any differnce in taste so it looks like this will be a keeper.  I suggest using 2 pitchers or making concentrated tea in a mason jar if you do not have 7 hours to wait around for tea to be ready.
My husband drinks a ton of tea so this beats turning on the stove to boil water everytime!

So how is your summertime meal prep going?  Any new discoveries that you cannot live without? xo Cynthia

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