Thursday, July 20, 2017

Meal Prepping

When I prep food for the week I always eat better and meals seem much easier to put together. Here's an example of what I might prep for the upcoming week.

Ideas for Meal Prepping
  • Cut up veggies-for salads, snacking and meals. I usually cut up a watermelon or a pineapple too. If I have berries (hello summer fruit!), I will wash them in a colander and leave them out for snacking.
  • Roasted veggies-I usually make extra when I'm roasting veggies for dinner. The leftovers will be used in future meals.
  • Tofu scramble-I make a big batch of it with a full block of tofu then I portion it out. I can eat this hot, cold or in a wrap.  I'm probably cutting up veggies while this is cooking.
  • Overnight Oats-I make a few of these so I can just grab them for breakfast or a snack.
  • Brown rice-I like to make a big batch of rice for the week. I'll use it for meals like stuffed peppers, Buddha Bowls, stir fries or veggie burgers.  Veggie burgers are another thing I like to batch cook and keep in the fridge or freezer.
  • Quinoa-During the school year I usually make a batch of quinoa because Miss High School likes it in her salad that I pack her for lunch.
  • Marinara Sauce-I like to make extra and freeze it.
Do you do any meal prep? What are your best tips and what is your favorite thing to prep if you do?

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Creations By Cindy said...

I try to do meal preps for my lunches through the week. Of course I only work three days a week but still, it helps. I am not your "lets' go out for fast food gal". One, I am too frugal...or CHEAP, which ever way one wants to see it. LOL! But in all honesty, it truly keeps me from eating unhealthy. I have friends that go out to eat every single day for lunch. The money part of it SHOCKS me for sure but I just rather have my own food. My meal preps consists of leftovers from dinners a lot. Most often I wash and cut up my veggies for snacks. Fruit is on the counter in a bowl for grabbing. Breakfast bars is my go too for mornings when working as I am not a big breakfast eater. I also boil eggs through the week to add to my salads (which I usually make up in advance). So many little things you can do to meal prep. It just takes a little time. Hugs and blessings Heather.

Tamar SB said...

I do more meal planning. I know what breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be for the week.

I prep all my water bottles (water and lemon/mint) and have them in the fridge. If I make salad for lunch I prep all those bc that's tedious work on a work night!

Carla from The River said...

We do many of the same ideas that you shared.
Rice has been a go to for our boys. Our schedules can be wonky with Sam's work schedule and summer activities.

I also make hard boiled eggs.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Great ideas Heather. I have been eating a lot of junk lately and these would be perfect. I need to start making overnight oats again, love them but keep forgetting to make them.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I do a lot of these things but I am a bit more lax during the summer. I love the idea of overnight oats. I try to make a huge fruit salad during the week too!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Heather, doing the meal prepping like you do is a great idea. I do the same when making brown rice. I will have to remember to do this more for my meals during the week. We do make during the school year crock pot oatmeal and we make a little extra for a few more days during the week.
Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.
Enjoy the weekend.

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