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Week 7 Meal Prep

I had an extra set of hands this weekend to help with meal prep, so I decided to take advantage of the situation and make a dish that is much easier with two people: Chinese-Style Pork Dumplings. My original plan was to serve these alongside some Lo Mein for a Chinese-inspired dinner for the week, however, we we accidentally ate them all…

Instead, I opted to serve the Lo Mein with a side of Cheesy-Potatoes with Corn since I had a ton of potatoes left-over from the previous Week’s Potato Tikka Masala.

For lunch, I whipped out a recipe that I’ve used tons of times before but never actually documented. I call it Mediterranean Veggie Wraps because if I call it what it truly is, Tomato Wraps, no one would want to eat it. Rest assured, it does not taste like tomatoes despite it being a staple of this vegetarian lunch.

Week 7 Finished Meal Prep
72% Carbs
16%Protein
12% Fat










| **Ingredients** | **Amount** | **Cost (USD)** | **Protein (g)** | **Carbs (g)** | **Fat (g)** | **Calories (kcal)** | :---------- | :----------: | ---------: | ---------: | ---------: | ---------: | ---------: | Potato | 6 potato | $4.80 | 18g | 156g | 0g | 1020 cal | Margarine | 1 tbsp | $0.03 | 0g | 0g | 8g | 100 cal | Light Shredded Cheese | 2.6 oz | $0.86 | 13g | 0g | 8g | 117 cal | Corn | 1.5 cup | $0.68 | 6g | 33g | 2g | 240 cal | Ronzoli Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti | 16 oz | $1.79 | 72g | 312g | 12g | 1440 cal | Red Bell Peppers | 1 pepper | $0.99 | 1g | 8g | 0g | 37 cal | Carrots | 7 carrot | $0.78 | 4g | 41g | 1g | 175 cal | Green Onion | 3 green onion | $0.26 | 3g | 6g | 0g | 15 cal | Fresh Garlic | 3 clove | $0.10 | 1g | 3g | 0g | 12 cal | Salt | 3 tsp | $0.04 | 0g | 0g | 0g | 0 cal | Pepper | 3 tsp | $0.08 | 0g | 0g | 0g | 3 cal | Brown Sugar | 6 tsp | $0.16 | 0g | 18g | 0g | 90 cal | Vegetable Oil | 2 tbsp | $0.10 | 0g | 0g | 27g | 260 cal | Soy Sauce | 6 tbsp | $1.20 | 6g | 6g | 0g | 90 cal | Mirin | 1 tbsp | $0.20 | 0g | 9g | 0g | 35 cal | Sesame Oil | 0.3 tbsp | $0.11 | 0g | 0g | 4g | 39 cal | Frozen Chopped Spinach | 1 cup | $0.25 | 2g | 3g | 0g | 20 cal | Small Flour Tortillas | 10 tortilla | $2.99 | 30g | 180g | 30g | 1100 cal | Hummus | 10 tbsp | $1.25 | 10g | 30g | 25g | 400 cal | Tzatziki | 10 tbsp | $1.25 | 5g | 10g | 10g | 150 cal | Tomato | 4 tomato | $1.16 | 4g | 8g | 4g | 140 cal | Raisins | 0.5 cup | $0.57 | 2g | 64g | 0g | 240 cal | TJ Lettuce Mix | 5 cup | $1.66 | 3g | 15g | 0g | 75 cal | Eggs | 5 egg | $0.54 | 31g | 2g | 25g | 360 cal | Baby Carrots | 10 oz | $2.49 | 10g | 80g | 0g | 350 cal | Total | | $24.33 | 221g | 984g | 156g | 6508 cal | Total/Day | | $4.65 | 43g | 190g | 31g | 1252 cal | Total/Meal | | $2.43 | 22g | 98g | 16g | 651 cal This made me 5 servings of Lo Mein (~1.5 cups each), 6 servings of Cheesy Potatoes (1 cup each), and 5 Wrap lunch boxes. Ultimately, this made me 10 meals for about $2.43 dollars per meal. This week was a little bit more expensive than weeks in the past because of the expensive ingredients to make the wraps. Personally, the addition of Tzatziki really knocks it up a notch, however, to make 10 wraps you'll end up using about half a container. To cut back on the price you can definitely leave the Tzatziki out or make your own sauces! In terms of calories, each serving of Lo Mein = 443.2 calories, Cheesy Potatoes = 246.2 calories, and Wrap Lunch = 563 calories.