My Top Tips for Meal Prep
Is anyone busy and stressed? Tis' the Season, right? So it's the perfect time to put just a Little Prep Time in on the weekend, to not only free up time throughout the week, but also give you a no excuse policy for healthy nutrition throughout the week!
I was asked this question - If I could give only 1 Meal Prep tip to help the week go more smoothly what would it be!? . Cook up a bunch of lean Protein on Sunday so it's at the ready for meal building through the week! Whether this means, chicken, fish, eggs, beans + rice, quinoa - whatever you want, just make a bunch!
This Meal Prep took me less than an hour with the help of my Pressure Cooker, Slowcooker and Grill all at the same time!
Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Gilbert's Fully Cooker Grab & Go Chicken Sausage + Roasted Veggies
All for a Menu of...
Monday - Breakfast for Dinner - Omelettes
Tuesday - Shrimp & Chicken Tacos
Wednesday - Chili
Thursday - Cobb Salad
Chicken Sausage + Veggies
Hardboiled Eggs + Apple
Shrimp + Pico
Chicken + Pico
You can always build a meal as long as you have a source of protein! Simple or complex! It cuts down on my prep time BIG! I generally choose chicken and either toss it all in the slow cooker, pressure cooker or on the grill, because you can do a ton in a short amount of time. Carbs & fats tend to take much less prep time, especially if you stick to fresh fruits and veggies for your carbs and healthy fats such as nuts, avocado and healthy oils! . For me, protein is the building block, so as long as I have that, the other stuff is pretty simple. If I go to the fridge and I don't have an at the ready source of protein, I find it much more difficult to put something healthy together. If it's as simple as a small piece of chicken, half an apple and a few almonds - that is a 1 minute snack that takes 0 time when your protein is there!
This combo is my go-to Paleo Marinade for everything from Chicken to Pork and even Salmon! I like to mix mine up in a clean jar and keep it around! It works well as a salad dressing, BBQ Sauce, Marinade or even in Chicken Salad! I usually make it thicker for aMarinade, with more Dijon, and then thin it out with more Vinegar for dressings or sauces! No ratio is wrong, it only takes a little bit of honey, about 1 tbsp. to a jar of marinade!
Another Great little item to add to your prep while that Protein is cooking, is a few Omelette Items! Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner!? It’s definitely a go-to for our family on busy nights for several reasons!
🍳High Protein - Low Carb at the end of the day
🍳 Easy to Prep the Veggies ahead so Amazing Omelettes take a handful of minutes
🍳 Easy to customize for each 👦🏻👧🏻👧🏻👧🏻
🍳Great way to pack in the Veggies
🍳 Massive Omelettes like these 2 egg + 2 egg Whites + Peppers & Onions + 2 cups of Spinach + Cilantro + Mushrooms + Tomato, Sautéed in Avocado Oil are only about 320 macro packed calories and warm you up on a cold day for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
So having these veggies chopped and at the ready helps you to really pack those omelets or scramble full of goodness! The veggies can double for salad toppings as well! ;) Anything goes and everyone is happy!
Hope this helps and gets someone in the kitchen Meal Prepping for next week!