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Meal Prep Monday: Greek Salad Bowl

5/22/2017 07:40:00 AM

Greek Salad Bowl

Good morning! It's another Monday, and I have a Meal-Prep Monday post ready for you today! It's a super simple, super light Greek-inspired salad bowl. I made this when I'd been having a pretty indulgent week, and really wanted to balance it out with a refreshing, carb-less lunch. And this one can be made all with supermarket ingredients, and barely takes any time to cook. Winner winner! (Chicken... meal prep).

We've got crisp cos lettuce, marinated chicken, feta, olives, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and a creamy tzatziki to bring everything together.

Greek Salad Bowl

A Greek Salad meal prep isn't a particularly original idea, but it is a particularly good one! Different versions are all over Pinterest. I got this idea from Eazy Peazy Mealz - I followed their chicken marinade quite closely, but just winged everything else.

These are very easy to put together - you do have to marinade and cook the chicken, but apart from that all you have to do it a little chopping and stirring. I love how fresh and vibrant they look!

Greek Salad Bowls

This is an extremely light meal - as I said, I felt like a bit of restraint after a period of indulgence - but the chicken and Greek yogurt make it a bit more substantial. If you need something more filling, then I'd suggest adding some cooked-and-cooled rice or having a bread roll on the side. However, for me this was just perfect. As I work an office job and tend to sit for most of the day, I don't always feel like a huge lunch. (I just made sure I had enough healthy snacks on hand - apples, bananas and so on - to keep me going throughout the afternoon).

The very tasty feta and olives made it feel like a proper lunch and not just a Sad Desk Salad. (I am reminded that Nigella, in the Low Fat chapter of How to Eat, wrote that strong flavours can make food seem more satisfying.) You know how some "healthy" meals can taste like self loathing and despair? Not this one. It was delicious! And I was looking forward to my lunch every day!


Greek Salad Bowl
Recipe by Sarah, idea from EazyPeazyMealz

Ingredients
1 chicken breast, cut into 2 cm pieces
For the marinade
Juice of 1/4 a lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 crushed garlic clove
Salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad
2 baby gem lettuces, roughly chopped
16 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 continental cucumber, roughly chopped
100 grams feta, crumbled
100 grams black pitted olives
For the tzatziki
1 spring onion, finely chopped
Juice of 1/4 a lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
Small handful coriander or mint, roughly chopped
1/4 continental cucumber, grated or finely chopped

Method
Mix all the marinade ingredients together and stir the chicken through. Set aside for 30 minutes if possible. Cook in a hot frypan for 5-10 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown. Set aside to cool completely.
Divide the lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta, olives, and cold chicken between four serving containers.
For the tzatziki, mix all the ingredients together. Place in a separate container, and spoon the tzatziki over the salad when you eat.
Makes 4

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1 comments

  1. LOL at some healthy meals tasting like self loathing and despair. So true!! :P

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