Carnitas Lunch Bowls (Meal Prep) are the perfect way to way to prep for the week with these healthy lunch bowls! Healthy, high protein and so nutritious!
The only thing more stressful than planning dinner for the week, is figuring out what you are taking for lunch for the week. Seriously!! Why is this so hard?
Every week I start off with the best of intentions and tell myself that I am taking salads all week long for my mid-day lunch break and usually by … um… Tuesday… I am over the salads and heading to my favorite fast food destination for a quick carb filled, fat filled lunch. Yes, I feel guilty.. No, that doesnt seem to change the pattern.
Not. At. All.
So now enter the back up plan of bringing delicious, microwavable leftovers in the next day for lunch. How can THIS plan go wrong?? I will tell you how it can go wrong… when you have two people who are both trying to eat smarter and healthier with smaller sized portions, there are NO leftovers. Plan B #fail.
Instead of subjecting your taste buds to endless amounts of rabbit food or starve to death (yes, this DOES happen by 11:56 am in an office cubicle setting) due to lack of leftovers, why not make a plan, spend a little time on meal prep Sunday afternoon and have a nutritious, healthy lunch waiting for you each and every day of the week? Win, win and WIN!!!
These Carnitas Lunch Bowls (Meal Prep) are the perfect lunchtime meal and you can customize them anyway you please. This recipe is my favorite way to make them up but if there is an ingredient you would rather substitute, go for it! You can also make these with chicken, pulled pork or even meatless, if you choose.
For this version of Carnitas Lunch Bowls (Meal Prep), I am relying on my favorite recipe for Mexican Pork Carnitas. It takes a little time in your oven but the rewards are worth it. Juicy, succulent and oh so tasty, this is my go-to recipe when I am craving carnitas. Then all you have left to do is boil off some brown rice, open a few cans of beans and corn and chop up a bit of veg and you are in business.
*Note.. I usually add my cheese and cilantro to my lunch bowl right before I eat it.. I keeps them fresh.
Happiness and Blessings!