4 Easy Meal Prep Ideas
Meal prep can sound like a daunting task, especially on a Sunday when the last thing you want to think about is going back to work. However, the more prepared you are the easier it will be to stay on track. Remember, small steps equal long-term results so think of your Sunday meal prep as one small step towards your goal. Plus, if you let it - prepping can be fun. So, let’s break down 5 easy & healthy meal prep ideas for the upcoming week.
Roasted Veggie & Grain bowl
This is one of the easiest prep ideas out there and it is not only delicious but budget-friendly, and fairly hands-off in terms of prep. You can easily switch this up week to week by simply selecting different veggies and mixing up your grains.
Start by picking a variety of your favorite veggies. Some of our favorites are:
Next, pick your grain of choice. This can be rice, quinoa, couscous - whatever you enjoy.
Roast your veggies, cook your grain, and store them in the fridge.
Assemble your bowl with your favorite dressing. Easy. Healthy. Delicious!
Remember how “cool” it was as a kid to have those Lunchables they sold in the grocery store? Having everything you need packed up into one container? Us too. That’s why we love creating “adult lunchables”. We love these because they are great for snacking on throughout your break.
When packing your lunchable remember to focus on these things
Grain (carbs) - avoid things too high in salt and sugar and opt for complex carbs
Don’t forget to pack yourself a little something sweet for after. Grapes are a great mid-afternoon sugar craving substitute! Have some fun and play around with different combos here.
Veggie Packed Wrap
Looking for something that’s a little more “on the go”. Wraps are a great and easy meal to take with you. They are satisfying, easy to grab, and can be loaded with nutrient-dense food. Wraps are great as you can pack them with protein to keep you feeling fuller longer and keep your energy up.
Opt for a whole wheat wrap and pick lean meat and loaded it up with veggies you have on hand and some of your favorite cheese of course!
Some great add - in’s
Classic 3 Bean Salad
This lunch is simple to assemble and gets better the longer it sits in the fridge, making this an ideal meal prep for your week. The key here is to play around with what you like start with a simple base:
Beans - try, black, white, chickpea - get creative!
& go from there! Use veggies that are in season and experiment. This is a great recipe and can be done in no time!
Pick a classic oil and vinegar dressing and toss it all together.
Meal prep doesn’t have to be boring and dreaded. Do some research, try new things and most importantly find what works for you. Meal prepping will save you time, sanity and boost your health.