5 Healthy Foil Pack Meal Prep Dinners | How to Make Foil Packets in the Oven!

5 Healthy Foil Pack Meal Prep Dinners | How to Make Foil Packets in the Oven!

(upbeat music) – Hey munchies, welcome to the channel. If you’re new, I’m Alyssia,
and I am so happy you’re here. Today I have got some foil
packet dinners to share with you. I first shared these earlier in the year in a meal prep video and
you guys wanted more, so I figured why not do a
whole video with some ideas. You are going to see four here and I’ve got a free e-book
with all of these dinners as well as two more. So you get six total that you can get using the link in the description. It doesn’t cost you anything. So, what are foil packet dinners? Pretty much, you season the
components of your meal, put them into a packet of foil, and voila. You can meal prep them for
a couple of days in advance or you can make them the night of and the foil packet goes straight
into the oven, easy peasy. Now, if you aren’t a foil fan, you can still use these recipes and just bake them on a
sheet pan over a parchment using the same recipe
and the same bake time. First up, I have got a barbecue
chicken pineapple bowl. (upbeat music) It starts by brushing down the chicken with some barbecue sauce. I use one that has less added sugar, but you can use whatever you prefer. Then I toss fresh pineapple,
sweet potato cubes, broccoli, and garlic cloves with oil,
garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt and pepper. (upbeat music) Time time pack them. I have found two pieces of foil helps me leave a little
bit more space at the top. I distribute the veggies
into four packets, followed by the chicken breasts,
and then I can close it up. Now, there is no magic
method for closing it, but if you can seal it shut while also leaving some space up top for the steam to gather,
then it helps to cook. All of these meals roast
at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, easy peasy. Until the chicken is cooked through, use a thermometer to
check if you’re uncertain. It should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit. And the vegetables should be tender. So easy. And in one meal I have
protein, veggies, and carbs. That barbecue sauce is only on the chicken but because it’s steaming in that packet, the veggies get a hint of
the natural sweetness too. It is so fun. I am excited to share three more foil packet dinners with you, but I’ve gotta remind you
to subscribe to the channel for more healthy recipes, free
e-books, and meal prep videos because I have got so much
coming for you this fall. And don’t forget to hit the bell so you actually get the notifications. Okay, next up, sesame salmon and veggies. (upbeat music) I start by mixing together some oil, coconut aminos, or soy sauce if preferred, and some avocado oil as
well as a pinch of salt, depending on your soy
sauce sodium situation, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Transfer to a bag or a
dish with the salmon filets to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour. You don’t really wanna marinate
fish for longer than that. Remove the filets and toss your vegetables with that remaining marinade. It is good stuff and it
doesn’t need to be wasted. Along with a little bit
more avocado oil and salt. I used green beans and mushrooms because they cook more quickly and the salmon is going to
take less time in the oven. Onto the foil the veggies go, followed by the salmon
and some sesame seeds. Close the packets, sealing, but again leaving a little bit of space for the steam to gather, and roast until the fish
is flaky as desired. I think seafood works super well in these foil packet
dinners and it’s so fast. I served this with meal-prepped quinoa, which made for a balanced meal with carbs, protein,
healthy fats, and veggies. I’ve got another seafood option. Lemon pesto shrimp and veggies. (gentle music) First, I simply tossed shrimp with pesto. I do have a video sharing my
homemade pesto without dairy. If you want it, I’ll link it below. And then I tossed my veggies of choice. I used zucchini, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and corn kernels. You can use fresh, canned, or frozen. With some oil, salt and pepper,
and a bit of lemon juice. Add the vegetables to the foil, followed by lemon slices and the shrimp. Close the packets and roast until the shrimp are pick and opaque. This might be my favorite one of the day. Not only are the shrimp perfectly tender, not rubbery at all, but the vegetables are just tender enough without being overdone. It is so simple, light, and fresh. Last, I’m sharing a Mexican tofu bowl. Meatless Monday, anyone? (upbeat music) I pressed the tofu before
cutting it into cubes to get out as much of
the moisture as I could. Then I tossed bell peppers,
onion, and jalapeño, with tofu cubes, avocado
oil, and taco seasoning. It’s so easy. Into the packets they go,
and then into the oven. In the meantime, you can
make your yellow rice, or I prefer to have it meal-prepped because it is easy to reheat, and rice lasts a week when prepped, so it’s a great meal prep food. This is so good as is, but I
love it with the yellow rice. You could totally serve it on its own or with any other grain, and it is also great with avocado. And there are your foil packet dinners. Check out my sausage and veggies packet and my other sprouts meal prep video, which I have linked below. And all of these recipes plus my oven foil packet
stake and potatoes recipe are in the free e-book linked
in the description box. If you want more recipes like this, let me know what you would
like to see in the comments. Thank you so much for being
here, I will see you next week. And remember, it’s all a
matter of mind over munch.

22 thoughts on “5 Healthy Foil Pack Meal Prep Dinners | How to Make Foil Packets in the Oven!

  1. Hi, Alyssia. Those are some nice foil meals. Roses are red, violets are blue, chocolate is sweet, but not as sweet as you, sweetie. What do you love about foil meals?

  2. I love these ideas so much! I'm starting college next month and luckily my dorm room has an oven (which I'm super happy about lol) so these will definitely be put to use while I'm there! πŸ™‚

  3. These meals look so delicious ! Definitely a keeper !
    So delicious looking ! Wow , thank you ! Exactly what I need !
    Bring more of these !
    Would like high protein vegan meals !

  4. They all look delicious Alyssia!!..Let me tell you foil pack meals are very popular with our Boy Scout Troop. We love to take them along for camp outs:))

  5. I would do some research on aluminum if I were you. Not trying to be mean, just concerned for you and all your followers. It's Very very bad for you. Check aluminum and Alzheimer's.

  6. I hate to be "that guy" but the title says 5 foil recipes but you only share 4..πŸ˜… thought I'd point that out. Still love the video! And will definitely be making some of these

  7. Thank you so much for the great recipes! That gives me ideas for using different ingredients. You have such great ideas and I really love the way you present your videos. You're awesome!

  8. Looks great! The only thing I usually make in foil packets is salmon topped with a tomato, herb, and lemon mixture. Giada DiLaurentiis recipe, I think. I'll have to try putting veggies in with it

  9. You are never gonna tell us, aren't you? I will die not knowing the magic behind the salt and pepper ying yang! πŸ™

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