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These sloppy joe meal prep bowls are perfect for making over the weekend to have lunch for the week! This recipe is paleo, and can easily be made whole30 and AIP.

Sloppy Joe Meal Prep Bowls

What is Sloppy Joe? How do you make it healthy?

Sloppy joe is an American classic made with ground beef, a sweet tomato/ketchup-based sauce, and usually served between two hamburger buns. It’s tasty, but not exactly healthy.

This sloppy joe is made without the bun, and without a sauce filled with refined sugar. Pair it with vegetables and store it in a glass meal prep container for an easy and flavorful meal that you can prep over the weekend to eat for lunch throughout the week! This recipe is paleo and can be made whole30 and AIP.

How to Make Sloppy Joe Meal Prep Bowls

For the sloppy joe

  • Add the ground beef and diced onion to a large skillet. Using a wooden spoon to crumble the beef, cook until the beef is browned.
  • Stir together the remainder of the ingredients (reserving the green onion) and add to the skillet. Stir well to coat and bring to a low simmer. Allow to simmer on low for 8-10 minutes.
  • Top with green onion and divide between 4 meal prep bowls.

For the meal prep bowls

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the sweet potato, coat with avocado oil, and season. Toss to combine.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked to your liking.
  • Divide the sweet potato and broccoli among the meal prep bowls.

What are the best meal prep containers?

Here is what I use! They’re easy to clean, and we’ve had them for years. I prefer to use glass rather than plastic, but you can also use something like stainless steel.

How do you reheat these meal prep bowls?

If you’re bringing this to work and need to reheat it, you can use a microwave or toaster oven. If you’re making it at home, you can reheat in a pan or under the broiler.

Can you freeze this recipe?

I have not tried it, but you likely could!

Can you make sloppy joe with a meat other than ground beef?

I have not tried that, but you could likely also use turkey in this recipe.

Can you mix up the sides?

Sure! I paired this sloppy joe with sweet potato and broccoli but you can easily swap out the vegetables for something else.

The Ingredients For the Sloppy Joe Meal Prep Bowls

Ground beef & onion

Tomato sauce, coconut sugar, and coconut aminos

These are the main ingredients for the sauce for the sloppy joe. You can use nomato sauce for AIP and omit the coconut sugar for whole30.

Broccoli and sweet potato

You can also use other vegetables to build out this meal prep bowl!

 

Sloppy Joe Meal Prep Bowls

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Sloppy Joe Meal Prep Bowls


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

These sloppy joe meal prep bowls are perfect for making over the weekend to have lunch for the week! This recipe is paleo, and can easily be made whole30 and AIP.


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Ingredients

For the sloppy joe 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup nomato sauce for AIP/tomato sauce for non AIP
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (omit for whole30)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp green onion, sliced

For the meal prep bowls

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 3 cups broccoli, steamed and lightly salted

Instructions

For the sloppy joe

  1. Add the ground beef and diced onion to a large skillet. Using a wooden spoon to crumble the beef, cook until the beef is browned. Drain some of the excess fat.
  2. Stir together the tomato sauce, water, coconut aminos, coconut sugar, and seasonings (reserving the green onion) and add to the skillet. Stir well to coat and bring to a low simmer. Allow to simmer on low for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Top with green onion and divide between 4 meal prep bowls.

For the meal prep bowls

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the sweet potato, coat with avocado oil, and season. Toss to combine.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked to your liking.
  3. Divide the sweet potato and steamed broccoli among the meal prep bowls.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 312
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.4g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Protein: 29g

Sloppy Joe Meal Prep Bowls