$75 Epic Meal Prep using Amazon Fresh
We are back at it again with another epic meal prep video! But this time, instead of wandering the aisles of the grocery store, I did it all from the comfort of my couch…and I got to say – I LOVED IT!
I am very hesitant to let someone else pick out my groceries because: 1) I enjoy the in store experience of perusing the aisles; and 2) I always doubt if people will select the best produce for me.
This was my first time using Amazon Fresh and NO, this is NOT a sponsored video. It’s actually a review.
Not only did the groceries come out to be cheaper than $75, just around $67, but I found the entire experience extremely efficient. I selected the groceries and then gave a 2 hour grocery delivery window and BOOM!
After filming and editing the video, I realized that I paid for 5 oranges for breakfast, but we did NOT receive them in the package. Amazon Fresh was apologetic and refunded the money BUT they are not included in the video, so we removed them from the plan and just split the apple into 2 servings each day. Ideally, you would eat 1 orange as a part of breakfast and 1 apple as part of a snack.
If you are unfamiliar with epic meal prep, let me explain.
A few years back when I new to eating healthy and “broke as a joke,” I did some budgeting. I realized that I was spending about $75 – $100 each on lunch by eating out with my co-workers each day and getting snacks in between. I challenged myself to see if I could eat for the entire week for that price instead. The objective: create 5 meals, for 5 days, all for $75!
Catch-up on my previous versions on YouTube:
Ok, with that out of the way, let’s get started with this digital version of epic $75 meal prep using Amazon Fresh. I included the exact links to the products below in case you wanted to add them to your cart as well.
The final price came out to be $66.98 but be sure to see my note above RE the missing oranges.
- Bundle of Spinach – 365 Everyday Value, Organic Baby Spinach, 5 oz – $1.99
- 2 zucchinis – Zucchini Squash, 1.5 lb – $2.24
- 2lb 98% lean ground turkey – Perdue Fresh Ground Turkey Breast, 1 lb x 2 – $11.00
- pack of whole wheat tortillas – Mission Carb Balance Fajita Whole Wheat Tortillas | Low Carb, Keto, Whole Grains | High Fiber, No Sugar | Large Size | 8 Count – $2.99
- 2 red bell peppers – Red Bell Pepper, One Medium x 2 – $1.98
- can of garbanzo or chickpeas – 365 Everyday Value, Garbanzo Beans, No Salt Added, 15.5 oz – $0.79
- head of broccoli (florets) – 365 Everyday Value, Broccoli Florets, 12 oz – $2.49]
- 1 yellow bell pepper Yellow Bell Pepper, One Medium x 1 – $0.99
- 1 knot of ginger – Organic Ginger, 8 oz – 1 $2.00
- large carton of cottage cheese – Daisy, 2% Cottage Cheese, 24 oz – $2.98
- 2 red onions – Red Onion, One Large x 2 – $1.00
- 5 green apples – Granny Smith Apple, One Medium x 5 – $2.50
- 5 oranges – Cara Cara Navel Orange, One Medium – 5 – $3.40
- 1 small can tomato paste – 365 Everyday Value, Organic Tomato Paste, No Salt Added, 6 oz – $0.79
- 3 limes – Lime, One Medium x 3 – $1.02
- 1 bunch cilantro – Cilantro, One Bunch – $0.59
- 1 large can fire roasted or diced tomatoes – Muir Glen, Organic Crushed Fire Roasted Tomatoes, 28 oz – $2.00
- 1 bag shredded cheese – Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Shredded Mexican Four Cheese Blend, 8 Ounce – $1.98
- 2 fresh garlic bulbs – Organic Garlic, One Medium x 2 – $1.20
- celery – Organic Celery Hearts, 1 lb – $3.49
- 1 jar natural peanut butter – 365 Everyday Value, Crunchy Peanut Butter, 16 oz – $2.49
- 1 1/4 lb chicken thighs – Just BARE All Natural Fresh Chicken, Hand-Trimmed, Boneless, Skinless Thighs, 1.25 lb – $5.43
- 1 bag of brown rice – Lundberg Family Farms Short Grain Rice, Brown, 32 Ounce – $3.83
- 4 small, ripe avocados – Bagged Hass Avocados, 4 ct Small – $3.99
- 2 green bell peppers – Green Bell Pepper, One Medium x 2 – $1.58
- 2 dozen eggs – Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Cage-Free, Large, Brown Eggs, 1 Dozen x 2 – $4.96
Breakfast Quesadilla Meal
- Prep the onions and bell pepper. Set a skillet on HIGH heat. Once hot, lightly spray with avocado oil then add the bell pepper and onion to sear. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, or until you see the outside begin to sear and blister. Squeeze in fresh lime to help the veggies wilt. Cook for no more than for 6 – 7 minutes.
- Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Once hot, lightly spray with avocado oil, then add the eggs. Cook the eggs through and scramble them. Once they have finished cooking, remove the eggs and assemble the quesadilla. Set the skillet back on the heat.
- To a whole wheat tortilla, add half of the cheese, the eggs, sautéed bell peppers & onions and the remaining cheese, then FOLD it over to close.
- Lightly spray the skillet with oil, then add the quesadilla. Cook on each side for 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the edges are crispy.
- Enjoy the quesadilla and half of a green apple.
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Place all the ingredients into a meal prep container, with separate compartments for the cottage cheese and peanut butter. If you do not like cottage cheese, simply swap it for 2% Greek yogurt.
- Cook rice according to the instructions given and set aside.
- Set oven to 400F.
- In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the chicken – rub the spices and oil over the chicken thighs. Then let it rest and briefly marinate as you prepare the rest of the meal.
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Add the ingredients for the veggies and mix together. Spread the veggies out on the baking tray as much as possible, then add the chicken. Nestle them in and make sure they are touching the tray and not laying on top of veggies.
- Spray the entire tray one last time with avocado oil.
- Bake for 20 minutes. For the last 1 – 2 minutes, increase the heat of the oven to broil to brown the veggies and meat.
- Enjoy each meal with a serving of brown rice and garnish!
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add at least 5 eggs and cook until hard boiled, around 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately place the eggs in a bowl of ice water so they stop cooking and so they are easier to peel.
Make sure the avocado is ripe enough to be mashed with a fork. Then chop up the egg and the bell pepper and mix everything together. Instead of using chips, enjoy the mix with the celery sticks.
- Cook rice according to the instructions given and set aside.
- Set a skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, add oil, garlic, onions and ginger. Caramelize for 3 minutes, or until the onions turn brown and translucent.
- Add the spices and continue to stir for 1 minute.
- Add the ground turkey and chop it as it cooks in the skillet. Mix it in with the spices.
- Add the garbanzo, tomatoes, tomate paste and water, along with a pinch of sea salt & pepper. Stir and bring to a light simmer. Reduce the heat to low, then cover and cook for 35 – 40 minutes.
- When there is about 5 minutes left, remove the lid and fold in the spinach to wilt. Mix it in and season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
- Garnish and enjoy this meal with brown rice OR for a lower carb option, steamed cauliflower rice.