Sunday Preparation

I’m a long-time fan of The Lean Green Bean’s Sunday Food Prep series as I like to spend my Sundays chopping, storing, and prepping – I’ve always found her pictures & recipes really inspirational.

While I definitely go through periods where my schedule is so hectic that I can’t manage to get to the grocery store, and I’m not as good about food preparation when I’m traveling, I still do a decent job of eating healthfully on a regular basis. And that means cooking for most of my meals.

In my book Sundays are sacred. I rarely make plans and prefer to spend my Sundays relaxing and preparing for the week ahead. A perfect Sunday begins with a few hours of work and productivity before running errands, going to the grocery store, and spending some blissful time in the kitchen.

Read on for some of my Sunday Preparation guidelines!


On Mondays I fill a tote with goodies to take into the office for the week. Some of the usual contenders are:

  • Veggies
  • Hummus
  • Dried fruit or dehydrated veggies
  • Coconut Water {I’m a Zico girl – I’ll try any brand, but I always seem to go back to Zico}
  • Smoothie ingredients: Spinach, kale, chopped raw sweet potatoes, ginger, lemons, bananas, and frozen blueberries. {I keep protein powders & wheatgrass under my desk like a crazy horder…}

Portion control is not my strong suit so I make things like breakfast bars & energy bites in moderation when I know it’ll be a hectic week, rather than every week.

In addition to preparing snacks & meals to take into the office for the week, I like to make sure that my fridge is filled with easy-to-assemble ingredients that mean a quick weekday meal on busy nights every night.


Salad Ingredients – I’ll cut up carrots, celery, radishes, cucumbers etc. and store them in sealed glass containers to be tossed into salads.

Stirfries – After salads, a quick & easy stirfry is one of my favorite “school night” meals. I’ll cut up sweet potatoes, break apart broccoli & cauliflower, and halve brussel sprouts in advance so that they can just be tossed into the pan. {Tip: Want to speed it up even further? Boil your sweet potatoes & brussel sprouts before you saute them – They’ll be ready in minutes!}

Beans & Grains – I’ll make a batch of quinoa and rehydrate some beans on Sunday. Both of which can be tossed into a salad or stirfry.

What’s YOUR Sunday preparation routine?


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