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Week 5 Meal Prep

This past week was my birthday weekend, so unfortunately I didn’t have a lot of time to plan out a new meal prep. However, it did give me a nice excuse to break out some old favorite dishes from my previous weeks of meal prep that I didn’t yet document!

First, I decided to bake-up an old favorite treat of mine, rosemary honey pull-apart rolls to snack on in the morning at work. While the bread rose, I decided to make another 5 servings of chicken curry salad for lunch. I loved eating it so much last week and I already had all the ingredients that I couldn’t think of a reason not to make them again.

Lastly, I used my left-over ingredients from a few weeks ago to make poor man’s Pad Thai with a side of seasoned roasted russet potatoes.

The week cost a total of $2.52 per meal and all together represent 1412 kcal/day (382 for chicken curry salad [130 of which are from the crackers], 511 for pad thai, 186 for roasted potatoes, and 333 for 4 rosemary rolls).

Click here to read my review about how each dish held up over the course of the week!

week 5 finished product

In case you don’t want to click on each recipe individually, all the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s meal prep are below:

68% Carbs
22%Protein
10% Fat











Ingredients Amount Cost (USD) Protein (g) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Calories (kcal)
Rice Noodles 14 oz $2.69 28g 322g 7g 1470 cal
Brown Sugar 3 tsp $0.08 0g 9g 0g 45 cal
Fish Sauce 3 tsp $0.29 1g 1g 0g 15 cal
Peanut Butter 2 tbsp $0.16 7g 8g 16g 190 cal
Rice Vinegar 2 tbsp $0.33 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Soy Sauce 5 tbsp $1.00 5g 5g 0g 75 cal
Peanuts 0.25 cup $0.17 7g 5g 14g 160 cal
Lime 4 lime $1.16 2g 28g 1g 80 cal
Baby Carrots 5 oz $1.24 5g 40g 0g 175 cal
Nothing 0 cup $- 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Mayonnaise 5 tbsp $0.58 0g 10g 8g 100 cal
Plain Yogurt 0.3125 cup $0.47 3g 5g 0g 38 cal
Lemon 0.5 lemon $0.25 0g 3g 0g 9 cal
Honey 1 tbsp $0.22 0g 17g 0g 60 cal
Curry Powder 0.333333333 tbsp $0.04 0g 1g 0g 6 cal
Salt 1 tsp $0.01 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Pepper 0.25 tsp $0.01 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Chicken Breast 32 oz $5.86 176g 0g 20g 880 cal
Celery 4 stalks $1.25 1g 5g 0g 30 cal
Green Onion 3 green onion $0.26 3g 6g 0g 15 cal
Green Apple 1 apple $1.29 0g 19g 0g 100 cal
Raisins 0.5 cup $0.57 2g 64g 0g 240 cal
Onion 1 onion $1.00 2g 14g 0g 44 cal
Potato 4 potato $3.20 12g 104g 0g 691 cal
Olive Oil 2 tbsp $0.20 0g 0g 27g 240 cal
Salt 2 tsp $0.02 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Pepper 2 tsp $0.06 0g 0g 0g 2 cal
Thyme 2 tsp $0.10 0g 0g 0g 2 cal
Paprika 2 tsp $0.06 1g 2g 1g 12 cal
Honey 2 tbsp $0.44 0g 35g 0g 120 cal
Sugar 8 tsp $0.04 0g 34g 0g 120 cal
Olive Oil 2 tbsp $0.20 0g 0g 27g 240 cal
Almond Milk 0.75 cup $0.28 1g 2g 2g 23 cal
Rosemary 3 leafs $0.34 0g 0g 0g 2 cal
Salt 2 tsp $0.02 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Margarine 4 tbsp $0.12 0g 0g 34g 400 cal
Active Dry Yeast 1 packet $0.33 3g 3g 0g 21 cal
Flour 3.25 cup $0.30 39g 286g 0g 1430 cal
Total - - $28.63 299g 1028g 157g 7034 cal
Total/Day – – $4.86 46g 142g 20g 969 cal
Total/Meal — — $0.65 7g 23g 4g 160 cal

All of this comes out to a grand total of $28.63, or $4.86/day ($2.43/meal if you do not include the rolls as a meal!). For me, this made 28 rolls, 6 chicken curry salads, and 5 pad thai + potatoes (food for Monday-Friday).