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Easy, Flexible Meal Prep Plan for Busy Weeks

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The holidays are fully underway and your social commitments are ramping up. There are office potlucks squished onto the calendar between small parties, school events, and family gatherings. How do you fit in time to organize the regular meals in between it all? That’s where this Power Hour comes in.

This meal prep plan takes just one hour to come together, but at the end of it you’ll be left with a full week of flexible and fast breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that can be enjoyed around your extra-busy schedule. Move around meals as you need. You’ll even have some leftovers to stretch into the weekend. This is all about freeing you up for all the fun that’s already started (and shows no sign of slowing down) this time of year.

This week’s shopping list is a combination of vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy, and a handful of pantry items. It assumes staples like olive oil, salt, and pepper are already on hand.

Power Hour: How I Get the Prep Done

A Week of Quick, Easy, and Flexible Meals

Grab a jar of overnight oats or scoop out a portion of it from the bowl and top it with sliced almonds and either blueberries or sliced banana. One morning is intentionally left free to enjoy whatever treat someone brought into the office (because that freshly baked pumpkin bread your colleague baked should definitely be sampled).

Power Hour Meal Prep is the series where we help you put it all together. We show you how to eat well during the week with an hour or two of Power Hour prep over the weekend. Every plan is different; mix and match to find your own personal sweet spot.

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