Meal Prep Hacks

Posted on: September 24th, 2019 by Allie Voss

From working a full-time job, to working out, to spending time with family and friends… it doesn’t leave much room for cooking. If you set aside some time to dedicate to cooking over the weekend, we put together a list of 3 “Meal Prep Hacks” to make the process easier!

1. Prep Different Bases & One Source of Protein
Just because you’re preparing everything on Sunday, doesn’t mean you have to eat the same thing for every meal. A really convenient way to create that variety is to cook one protein (chicken for example) and create a variety of bases. Here are a few options: quinoa (or brown rice), spring salad mix, and pasta. Pairing chicken with each one of those is an easy way to bring variety to your meals. Also, try adding a different veggie with each option!

2. Buy Good Quality Containers
Having good quality (and enough) containers is key for successful meal prepping. You can find containers that have the sections for a main dish and each of your sides. It’s the quickest way to put together your meal, and there’s no thinking involved when it comes to packing your lunch! If you’re not sure where to find these containers, click here for a great option.

3. Buy Pre-Prepped or Pre-Chopped
Whether it’s riced cauliflower, spiralized sweet potato, or a rotisserie chicken, there are plenty of options when it comes to healthy ingredients that are already prepped. Some weeks are busier than others, but find what works for you and your family, and roll with it!

We know it can be intimidating, and daunting at first, but when you’re prepared heading into the week you’re more likely to make healthy choices all week long. Although hitting the drive-through may seem convenient, heating up your prepped meals takes less time, is a cost-effective, and a much healthier option. What are your meal prep hacks? Share them in the comments below!

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