With the new year and lots of you having resolutions that this is the year to get fit, I decided it would be perfect to share some of my favorite meal prep recipes with you guys!
I fully believe a big part of my weight loss success is dedicating one day out of the week to prep & cook my meals for the upcoming week. For me, having everything pre-made and ready to go eliminates any type of excuses I may come up with to sneak off & grab some tacos in the middle of the week.
I will put together a post of exactly how I break down my meal preps but for now I just want to give you guys some quick ideas that you can start trying now! Take it one step at a time. One week meal prep breakfast for the whole week, or just lunch. Then when you’re ready to commit to more, then do more. Everyone has a different pace.
I have put together some of my favorite recipes for you guys! Some are my own, some I have linked to the original recipes. I put together breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and of course, snacks in between! A lot of these are for those of you who are super busy but still want to feed your body healthy foods. Simple, quick and easy to make recipes are my go to for staying on track with my goals, and making it a successful week! Enjoy!
To make this recipe even easier, I’ve linked how you can hard boil eggs in the oven! Simple clean up, and cooks perfect hard boiled eggs every time. Use them for breakfast, or snack all week long.
1 cup Baby Carrots & 1 tbsp Garlic Hummus
I prefer baby carrots, but any fresh chopped veggies are perfect! Bell peppers, cucumbers, and celery are all good alternatives!
Hard boiled egg
Medium size apple & 1/2 tsp peanut butter. I get all natural peanut butter.
Handful of mixed nuts. I prefer the variety pack from planters but whatever nuts you like are good to give you energy & curve any cravings brought out the day.
Fresh sliced fruit, whatever is in season.
1 cup Vanilla greek yogurt or cottage cheese & 1/2 cup fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapple, blueberries)
Lara bars or any natural protein bar. There’s a few good ones out there right now, Lara bars just happened to be my favorite.
Teriyaki Chicken Bowls with Brown Rice & Steamed Broccoli.
This recipe uses white rice, I use brown rice as a healthy substitute. Also, here’s a link for crock pot chicken teriyaki, if you’re really pressed for time!
Best part about this recipe, you cook the chicken in the crockpot for a few hours, steam some broccoli for a few minutes, and put the rice in a rice cooker. I had these thrown together for the week in less than 20 minutes since everything was almost already done when I stepped back into the kitchen!
In the future I’ll post my own takes on each of these recipes, I just really wanted to throw together some meals for everyone who has been asking for them. I really hope this starts to lead you down the path of meal prepping. Everyone thinks it takes an eternity, and it really doesn’t.
A quick trip to the store, a few hours in the kitchen, and you’re done with your meals for the whole week. You’re not only saving money by not eating out, but you’re feeding your body good, quality food that it will thank you for!
If you try any of these recipes! Please comment below, I love to hear success stories!