Feel-Good Protein Bowl: Meal Prep Recipe

Feel-Good Protein Bowl: Meal Prep Recipe

Written by Zella Pavlov MA, RD/LD

Meal prepping: the key to a stress-free week! Enjoy the benefits of saving time, money, and sticking to your healthy eating goals with just a little planning and preparation.

Recipe makes approximately 8 servings and is super handy for prepping at the beginning of the week for easy lunches throughout the week. 

Enjoy as is or serve over a bed of lettuce or in a tortilla to change it up throughout the week!

Shredded Chicken 

3 - 4 Chicken Breasts, skinless/boneless (approx. 8 oz ea)

Ground pepper, salt and garlic powder (up to preference) - to season meat 

1-3 Tbsp Taco Seasoning or Chipotle DASH Seasoning (season to your liking)

1-3 tsp Oregano

16 oz Salsa


  1. Season chicken breasts on all sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 
  2. Put 1/2 cup of salsa in the inner pot of the pressure cooker. Then add the chicken breasts to the pot, setting them on the salsa. 
  3. Sprinkle the oregano and taco seasoning over the chicken. 
  4. Pour the remaining salsa over the chicken, covering it. 
  5. Put the lid on and use the manual setting with a 12-15 minute cook time. After the cook time is complete, let it naturally release pressure.
  6. Remove the chicken to a large bowl and shred it. My favorite way is to use a hand held mixer on low and it will shred it in seconds! Then add any liquid leftover to the chicken to keep it moist. 

Sauté Peppers and Onions  


~6 Large Green Bell Peppers  

~3 Large White Onions 

  3 Tbsp Olive Oil   


  1. Thinly slice peppers and onions  
  2. Place oil in a large saucepan on med-high heat
  3. Add peppers and onions to pan (might need to double batch this to cook evenly)  
  4. Season with black pepper, salt, and/or other seasonings of your liking 
  5. Saute peppers and onions until thoroughly cooked    

Servings: 8. Serving size 1 cup 



2 cups of long grain white or brown rice  

4 cups of water or chicken broth

(optional) cilantro and lime juice


  1. Follow directions to cook rice on package.  
  2. May use a rice cooker, or instant pot.  
  3. Add flavor diced cilantro and lime juice to taste 

Servings 8 ½ cup servings


Edited by Macey Leatham RDN and Berenice Zubiate
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