Whole30 Lunch Prep: Crockpot Chicken, Cinnamon Cauliflower & Roasted Sweet Pots
In January I completed my 3rd round of the Whole30. Snaps and claps. It’s no secret that being successful on the Whole30 requires a bit of planning and a lotta meal preppin’, but there are ways to make it easier on yourself.
I fell into a nice lil lunch prepping groove. I cooked everything I needed on Sunday mornings and then divided the prepped food into 5 containers, 1 for each day of the week. In the morning I popped my individual portion into my lunch bag and off I went. easy. peasy.
Grab yourself a crockpot, a sheet pan and get ‘em sweet pots ready to rock n’ roast. Lunch prep deets below.
My lunches required 3 components.
1 Crockpot chicken
Pop 4-6* chicken breasts into the crockpot, and season as desired, or add a marinade if you’re feeling jazzy. I routinely used a variety of The New Primal’s Whole30 approved marinades. Thumbs up. Set on high and cook for about 4 hours.
2 Cinnamon Cauliflower
My jam. I’ve been cooking my cauliflower like this since my first Whole30! Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and add cauliflower florets. Add olive oil, sea salt, and cinnamon. Yep, cinnamon. I know it sounds kooky, but it’s fab. Trust this b! Roast for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
3 Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Just pop em straight into the oven and roast for about 45 min @ 400 degrees*. Remove from the oven, let them cool for about 5 min and then cut in half. The skin should easily peel away from the potato, which should make your life much simpler.
*To save on time I’d typically cook the cinnamon cauli and sweet pots at the same time, just using two different racks.
Take prepped ingredients and compile your lunches as desired!
I typically add the cauliflower first, then the sweet pots and top it off with the crockpot chicken. You can also save any leftovers for dinners throughout the week! I actually started making even MORE chicken so I’d have it on hand to make salads for dinner. Cluckin’ awesome!
Ta-da! I added lil grape tomatoes this week for an added crunch :)
And, if you’re a snacker [like me], pop in a some extra goodies. I routinely packed veggies (carrot sticks, red bell pepper sticks), fruit (apple or banana), or approved snack bars (Larabar/RxBar).