Maple mustard tempeh meal prep bowls with roasted brussels sprouts, quinoa and greens. Make this recipe on Sunday and eat well all week!
Oh boy, I’m so excited to share this new tempeh meal prep recipe with you! Do you ever come up with or find new recipes and just know they’re going to be a hit? That’s what this recipe was like. It was an instant hit in our home and I have a feeling you’re going to feel the same!
As you know, I am all about meal prepping and planning. Every weekend I meal plan, grocery shop and prep for the week and I can truthfully say that it is one of the main reasons I’ve been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep off the weight I lost in college. It’s a weekly ritual that I look forward to, it sets me up for the week, and is just some solid “me” time on the weekend.
I’m actually in the middle of developing something really cool to share with you – details coming ASAP, promise! It’s all about meal planning and successfully reaching your health goals without dieting or restricting.
I don’t want to give away too many of my tips yet, but I’ll give you a sneak peek at one: keep it simple. I think some of us have this idea of meal prep being super elaborate, complicated and has to be an all or nothing thing, but honestly, I’m most successful when I stick to a simple meal prep formula.
When I created this maple mustard tempeh meal prep recipe, I wanted it to be something you could make once and eat throughout the week. With tempeh, I always say that the marinade makes the dish because tempeh soaks up a ton of flavor from whatever you marinate it in. My favorite tempeh marinades have both a sweet and savory component, which pairs perfectly with tempeh’s natural nutty, earthy flavor. And the lovely part about marinating tempeh in this maple mustard dressing is that you don’t have the discard the marinade like you would with raw meat. You can save it and use it as a dressing!
I’m using my all-time favorite Lightlife Tempeh for this recipe, my favorite brand because it’s Non-GMO Project Verified and, of course, so tasty. For this recipe, I recommend the Original or Three-Grain variety.
This tempeh meal prep is legit perfect for when you have an insane week with work and nightly obligations. You don’t have to think about what you’re going to make for lunch, or if you’re having this for dinner you can simply walk in your door and this delicious meal will be ready for you to reheat.
Not a huge leftover fan? You can totally make this recipe for lunch or dinner and enjoy right away. Or simply repurpose the leftovers into a new recipe! Enjoy with fried eggs or throw it all in a pan with eggs and create a “leftover hash.” Another option is to warm up the leftovers and enjoy with a base of greens and add some fun toppings like nuts, seeds or dried fruit for a delicious salad.