When it comes to eating clean, meal prep is a must. But if you love the convenience of pre-packaged meals and take out, it might be hard to go cold turkey on your take-out routine.
I’m going to share with you my top 5 meal prep tips that will make eating healthy a no brainer. Instead of running through a drive through or hitting up a vending machine, you’ll have home cooked meal on hand that you can heat up in under two minutes. And hey you’ll save money while you’re at it.
If meal prep overwhelms you, there are a ton of sneaky tricks that can make assembling delicious meals easy peasy 🙂 From easy breakfast options to tips for whipping up meals in bulk, I’m going to share my top tips to help you set yourself up for a fuss-free and healthy week. So go ahead and pull out your Tupperware and we’ll get started.
Tip 1: Season meat three ways using one pan.
If you’re sticking with lean protein like chicken, showing down on the same flavor can get boring after a while. Save time without boring your taste buds by preparing two or three variations of chicken at once, using aluminum foil as dividers. Some of our favorite flavors include sriracha,bbq and honey mustard.
Tip 2: Hard boil eggs in the oven.
Hard boiled eggs are a fast and easy breakfast or snack option. To make a dozen in one go, bake eggs in a muffin tin for 30 minutes. Ta-da! You’ll get a perfectly hard boiled hard-boiled batch. Tip: Do a small test first to ensure your oven doesn’t run too hot or too cold before cooking a full pan of eggs.
Tip 3: Freeze blended smoothies in muffin tins.
Never have time to measure out a bunch of ingredients in the morning? Save time by buying ingredients in bulk, blending your favorite smoothie, and then freeze the mixture in muffin tins. Next time you need a shake when you’re running short on time, toss 2 or 3 smoothie cups in a blender for a quick and easy breakfast.
Tip 4: Chop or spiralize your veggies in advance
Cut your veggies in bulk and ahead of time to avoid wasting time chopping veggies during busy weeknights. Zucchini and butternut squash noodles can stay in the fridge for 3-5 days and chopped veggies when refrigerated properly will last for up to a week.
Tip 5: Roast different veggies with the same cooking time.
Roasting veggies is a great way to bring out their natural sweetness, but waiting 30 to 40 minutes every night for roasted vegetables is not realistic. To prep a large batch or veggies, try pairing them based on roasting time. Fast cooking vegetables that can cook in the same pan include asparagus, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes. Slow roasting vegetables include carrots, cauliflower, onions, and potatoes.
These top 5 tips on meal prepping should make your life easier, healthier, and more tasty! Let us know how you like these tips and if you have tried any of them? If you like, please share this with your friends and family!
The Get Fit Now Team