Weekly Meal Prep: Teriyaki Salmon, Edamame, and Couscous

January 19, 2016

Hi guys! I hope you all are having a fantastic week. I recently did my meal prepping for the week and I wanted to share with you my meal that I chose and how you can copy the same thing at home!

This week, I chose to prep teriyaki salmon, edamame, and couscous. This might actually be my favorite meal prep because I am a huge seafood lover-not to mention that salmon is rich in fatty acids that aid weight management and also aid infants during pregnancy.

To make this meal prep, you will need the following:

  • Package of salmon filets. I personally go for the frozen filets.
  • 1 large package of Edamame (in the shell)
  • 1 package of Couscous (I personally love the Near East brand and the Mushroom & Herb is my favorite flavor)
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame seeds
  • Garlic powder
  • Honey
  • Sesame oil
  • A large baking dish

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The only real thing that you are going to prepare here is the salmon as the couscous and the edamame are fine how they come (though I love sprinkling my edamame with some sea salt!

To make the salmon:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay the frozen filets out in the baking dish.
  3. Pour one capful of Kikkoman’s soy sauce (or whatever brand you are using) onto each filet. Sometimes, I will use a bit more so that I coat each filet evenly. You won’t be adding any extra salt, so no worries)
  4. Pour one capful of sesame oil onto each filet. I love using this stuff because it keeps the fish from getting dry and it adds a ton of flavor.
  5. Lightly drizzle the filets with honey, generously.
  6. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and sesame seeds.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. For the last 5 minutes of baking, I like to take a spoon and spoon some of the teriyaki mixture over the fish.
  8. Remove from pan, let cool, and place into your meal prep containers. At this point, I will take the sauce that is left inside of the baking dish and drizzle it over each filet in the containers. Yum!
  9. Prepare the edamame and couscous according to packaged instructions and pack them into your containers as well.

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And there you have it! I was able to create this meal prep in just under 30 minutes total. Meal prepping does not have to be hard-it is actually one of the easiest and best things you can do for yourself in order to lessen the stress of your week!

For those who have asked, here’s where my meal prep containers come from:

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*Note: salmon stays fresh in the refridgerator for 3-4 days, but since I am pregnant, I have frozen my 4th container just to be on the safe side. I only made 4 containers this week as yesterday was a holiday and my husband was home so I cooked a different lunch!

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I love sharing my meals with you guys! If you have any ideas or would like to see any meals in specific get prepped, just comment below!

 

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