Today, I will be sharing about how I meal prep!
I usually pick a day to do my meal prep, every other week it’s Sunday then every other week its Monday (the Sundays I have to work)
I write out the meals I plan to cook, then make a list of all the ingredients and then do my grocery shopping.
I usually have some staple items in the house so I do not need to buy every single ingredient every time.
I try to make similar things together so for instance, I chop up all the protein foods like chicken, steak, salmon, then I chop all the veggies together.
For my proteins, I season them differently so I get different tastes each day to prevent boredom. The point of meal prep is to make life easier for you during the week, this doesn’t mean you have to pre-cook all of your food though! For example, you can marinate your chicken breasts, place them in the freezer, and defrost when you’re ready to use them
For veggies, I season them and then bake as well, however sometimes I like my veggies fresh and crunchy, for days like this, I have veggies chopped up in a bowl in the fridge that I can real quick throw in the oven for like 15minutes when I need them.
If you like your vegetables freshly cooked, then you can portion them out for each meal and put them in containers ready to be steamed or cooked. If you know you will be making a meal that requires a lot of chopping, you can do this in advance as well. You can also wash all fruit and portion the nuts that you will be using as snacks so that you can easily eat them on the run
Finally, once it’s all ready, I have my macros for carbs, protein, and fats calculated out (i don’t always stick to this but I have a mental check most days to make sure I don’t go over). I then weigh my meals, again not always and then I portion them out into my Tupperware.
Have a set of nice Tupperware bowls to store the meals. Choose air tight ones that are BPA- free meaning it’s safe and microwaveable. Also, make sure they are freezer and dishwasher safe. I know they say a glass is safest, However, I have to put a whole day worth of meals in a bag so it gets really heavy using glass for 3 full meals and then snacks in between plus bottle of water.
Some staple grocery
Carbs: quinoa, brown rice, oats, sweet potato, whole wheat pasta, couscous
Protein: steak, chicken breast, salmon, turkey, meatballs, eggs, beans
Veggies: broccoli, asparagus, green beans, mixed veggies, Brussel sprout, kale, spinach
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