Paleo Baked Pesto Salmon Recipe with Roasted Mushrooms and Zucchini.
Do you struggle with figuring out what to eat for the week? If so, you’re in luck. Today I am reviewing Prep Dish Paleo & Gluten Free Meal Plans by fellow Registered Dietitian Allison Stevens. I’ve also included a recipe and video of her tasty Cilantro-Pesto Crusted Salmon with roasted mushrooms and zucchini meal.
Happy Sunday! Whoa! The last 2 weeks have been non-stop GO GO GO. I got back from Las Vegas on a red-eye early Saturday morning (12:30am) and it was back to the work grind Saturday morning.
Unfortunately for me, I was suffering from severe lack of food in my refrigerator (because we threw out and gave away everything perishable) and had to grab something to eat on my way to work at the local grocery store. Normally I meal prep on Sunday to get me through the week, but I wasn’t home on Sunday—I was somewhere out west.
Literally the vacation was a complete blur. It was a blast but I realized a few things. First off, Dramamine is my best friend. I usually only get car sick when I am riding in the back seat of a car, but the constant curves and hills made me nauseous the entire car ride without it.
Do you ever get car-sick? Do you have any holistic remedies I should try? I’ve taken ginger before on cruise ships, but only in conjunction with the patches you place behind your ears. Honestly I didn’t even think of taking ginger until writing this post right now.
The second thing I learned was that it sounds really cool to stay at a different place for only a night so you can hit up multiple states and cities on a cross-country road trip, but it is EXHAUSTING! Like towards the middle of the trip I was so cranky I didn’t even want to leave to airbnb or condo.
Third thing I learned, we were completely un-prepared for our adventure. Sure we bought hiking boots and water proof jackets and backpacks, but when we got to the lodge at Mt Hood, it was 37 degrees. When we left Portland that day it was in the 80’s. So needless to say my workout leggings and I did not go hiking.
We were able to cancel our second day at Mt Hood and opted for a day at Bend, OR at the suggestion of many locals. Boy was I happy we did. This ended up being one of my favorite places we visited besides Portland, OR and Healdsburg, CA. It was a cute little down-town area that had something like 19 brewers and 2 cideries ←I didn’t even know there was such a thing!
I absolutely loved the North West!! Seattle, Astoria, Portland, Bend, Seaside, Cannon Beach (we went to where The Goonies were filmed), the Redwoods. Everything was beautiful and the weather was amazing! I definitely had a lot of good hair days with the lack of humidity up there.
While in the North West we definitely hit some of the major touristy attractions too such as the Space Needle, Pike’s Market (not what I was expecting BTW), Crater Lake, and Mount Hood. It also seemed like we were eating and drinking our way through the cities LOL.
My newest thing is sour beers. Literally 2 weeks ago I had never heard of them and you can’t even buy them at our local grocery stores. The best way I can describe them is that they are super low in hops and are more fruity and have a higher alcohol percentage. I also loved that they had so many different ciders! I’m not a traditional beer drinking girl so I really did enjoy having other options to sample.
I was disappointed that we didn’t get to visit any vineyards or wineries in Oregon. I’ve really begun to enjoy Pinot Noirs, and I had heard they have some pretty awesome ones up there. While in Geyserville, Healsburg, and St Helena we did get to stop at many different vineyards and tasting rooms. They did not disappoint. Lets just say we bought a couple of cases and had to have them shipped back.
I only drink a glass of wine a few nights a week, but I love trying wines from boutique vineyards that you can’t get at your local grocery store.
Now that you’ve gotten the run down of my vacation, let's get back to the important stuff. FOOD!
Since I’m a big fan of meal prepping, I was super excited when Allison contacted me asking if I wanted to try her meal prep service Prep Dish. What exactly is Prep Dish?
I’ve made basic meal plans for clients before, but I’ve never offered anything of this caliber to my clients. Before Allison started Prep Dish, she was actually a Professional Chef where she would go into client’s homes and prepare meals for them. That’s how she’s able to make these easy to follow gourmet meal plans, which also happen to be paleo and gluten-free!
What I really love about the meal plans is that she includes a grocery shopping list for her clients and they are broken down into different categories: Herbs, Veggies, Meats, Fish, Fruits, Nuts, Oils & Vinegars, Pantry and Spices. This is definitely something I will consider doing for clients next time. Even though it’s more work for me, it will make my clients work so much easier!
These meal plans are made for 4, and since I’m a house of 2 it allowed me to have the leftovers for lunch the next day since the meal plan only includes. The meal plan I reviewed came with 4 dinner meals, a salad, snacks, breakfast and desserts.
Watch the video below for the Paleo Baked Pesto Salmon Recipe
Her directions break it down into what should be done on the “prep day” and then what should be completed on the day you are going to eat it. On “prep day” it’s clearly lined out which foods you cook and prep first. It also tells you which foods and items should be stored and refrigerated/frozen for use later in the week (like breakfast, snacks, and salads).
What do you think? Are you ready to try Prep Dish?
Here’s your chance to try Prep Dish for free. Visit Prep Dish using my unique link and then type “FITFOODIE” at check out to receive 2 weeks for free.
Disclaimer: I was given a free trial of Prep Dish and was compensated for my time. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own.
yes i meal prep i love making a grilled cesar salad with homemade fruit cocktail and steamed seasoned aspargus. this is one of my fave meals to prep.
I do not meal prep and have no go-to meal prep meals.
I don't meal prep for day to day. I will do it during the holidays to make things easier.
I don't, but should!!
No, but I always wanted to start.
I don't meal prep but i think i am going to try.
I don't pre prep for dinners. I'm sort of overwhelmed by the idea and need guidance. I do make a list ahead of time for the upcoming week meals.
Hardly ever but I think this product would encourage me to do it!
I don't meal prep
I definitely need to do this, this app would help!
I love making eggs, chicken, and rice as prep meals. They will always be my favorite. Thank you so much for this great offer!
I started writing a weekly meal and grocery list this year. I do some meal prep on Sundays and I always make extra at dinner for lunch leftovers.
I don't meal prep. I do make a meal plan on Sunday and go buy all my groceries; however, that is as far as I get. I would love to do a little more than that!
I love to prep my meals
Elizabeth H. W.
I like hard boiled eggs, baked chicken and quinoa for meal prep!
I don't but I nerd too
I do not prep
In essence, I cook larger amounts of proteins . Back in the day we called it "leftovers".
i dont but would eat healthier if I did
No I don't just start fixing it when it is time to eat
I love prepping meals, and my favorite is shrimp salad 🙂
I love prepping meals and my favorite is shrimp salad 🙂
i have not been meal prepping lately but i really need to start again!
I like slow cooker lasagna and do little prep fo rthis
We meal prep homemade crockpot chili, spaghetti and smoothies.
No, I don't meal prep--yet.
I haven't but I will give it a try. I have heard great things about meal prep.
I have never meal prepped but really should try too!
I have been wanting to start meal prepping. I will probably do veggies and chicken quite a lot. I hope to find lots of great new ideas to prep.
yes i do. i love to meal prep. i normally do chicken picata or meatloaf.
I will cook chicken for a weeks worth of lunches and throw in some veggies.
I do meal prep but no real go to's. It changes weekly based on whats on sale, whats in season and so forth,
I will do this for lasagna.
I don't prep meals, so no go-to's.
I prep a breakfast pasta dish that my family loves.
I do not currently meal prep but I'd like to.
No I don't meal prep. I just start making whatever we are having for dinner.
i do meal prep. i like to get it all done on the weekends when i am home and i have the time to do it.
No but I want to start.
We do a lot of meal prep, all kinds of things like plain tacos and lasagna, etc.
I don't meal prep.
I try to meal prep a little bit on sundays by washing and chopping up veggies
I only meal prep on special occasions or special family meals.
I usually don't meal prep, but I definitely should!
I don't meal prep, but need to start. I need help with meal prep big time.
I don't meal prep, but would love to learn how. It seems like it would be a lot easier to cook meals.
No, but I always wanted to start.
I do not currently meal-prep but this is a goal of mine. With the weird hours we all have going on, I need to have things planned and prepared.
I like prepping pizza and then it makes for an easy to make dinner.
I make lasagna early so we can just pop it in the oven.