*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee® Seasoned Tuna Pouch with Spoon.
A healthy meal prep recipe in a pinch! These Cuban-Style Tuna Meal Prep Bowls are gluten-free, paleo, and perfect for a well-rounded lunch! With plantain chips, fresh veggies, jalapeno tuna, and a zesty dairy-free yogurt, you’ll be powering through that midday slump!
Organized, prepped, and ready to go! That is my motto and the key to success. One of the easiest things to do for a stress-free day is to plan ahead. So many people hit the snooze on the alarm, end up rushing out the door looking like a rumpled mess and without a breakfast, chugging coffee all day, nothing healthy to eat for lunch, and they end up sitting all day with stress and anxiety bubbling up to their ears and emails and phones ringing off the hook. All of that could have been avoided if they had just planned their day the night before!
My whole life, I have always been an organized and prepared “go-getter”. My mom was lucky, both my brother and I never gave her trouble waking up early for school, getting ready, and out the door. One caveat was that she always had our lunches ready to go for us, we never had to worry. As I got older, middle school and high school, of course I started making my own lunch. Since I still wanted my mornings sacred and as stress-free (rushed-free) as possible, of course this meant I would prep lunch and everything else the night before.
When I say prepping everything the night before, I mean EVERYTHING. From laying out my clothes, packing my lunch, water bottle already tucked into the side pocket of my backpack which was ready to grab at the door. I’d even have my breakfast porridge all measured out and ready to be microwaved in a bowl. I still prep everything the night before, those habits never die! Now that I’m out on campus all day, I need to pack even more things to keep me going all day. A celiac even more food allergies can’t just hop into the dining hall either! Convenient and delicious snacks that are already seasoned and ready to go like Bumble Bee® Seasoned Tuna Pouches with Spoons are a gem to have!
A bold and lean protein option to keep you going midday, that you can eat straight from the pouch (with the cute little red spoon!) or, if you’re like me, prepare a meal prep bowl the night before and have a complete lunch ready to go! Imagine a super easy Cuban-style power bowl with jalapeno tuna, quick tostones (aka fried green plantains), crisp Romaine, fresh tomatoes and chayote squash, with a simple zesty dairy-free yogurt to tie it all together! Prepare this gluten-free and paleo bowl for your weekday lunches and you’ll be setting yourself up for success!
Cuban-Style Tuna Meal Prep Bowls
- 1 Bumble Bee® Jalapeno Seasoned Tuna Pouch
- For Tostones:
- 1 Small Green Plantain
- 1 TB Coconut Oil
- ½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
- For the Vegetables:
- Romaine Lettuce (chopped)
- A Few Tomato Wedges
- ⅓ Cup Chayote Squash (chopped)
- ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
- ½ Tsp Cumin
- ¼ Tsp Garlic Powder
- ¼ Tsp Black Pepper
- For the Yogurt:
- ¼ Cup Unsweetened Plain Almond Yogurt
- 1 Tsp Lime Juice (save some lime slices to garnish)
- ½ Tsp Oregano
- Peel and slice the plantain into ¼ inch thick rounds. Heat the oil in a skillet and lightly fry the plantains for about 3 minutes, press them down and then flip them and fry another 3 minutes. Quickly toss with the smoked paprika while still hot.
- Chop enough romaine to fill your meal prep bowl and set aside.
- Toss the tomato wedges and chopped chayote squash with the vegetable spices.
- Mix the almond yogurt with the lime juice and oregano.
- To assemble your bowl, fill it first with the romaine, then add the tostones, the pouch of tuna, the tossed seasoned veggies, and fill a corner of the bowl with the zesty yogurt.
You can leave the tuna in the pouch until right before you’re ready to eat too; just another convenient option you have! A perfectly nutritious meal, to keep your day stress-free, keep you fueled-up in a healthy way, and won’t leave you in a fog fumbling for change at the vending machine! Take-away lesson? Planning ahead leads to success, productivity, and delicious food 😉
So tell me:
+ Do you plan ahead or are you always rushing around?
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