Recently someone asked me how to get variety in prepped meals throughout the week. I replied with a few tips such as:
1. Prep 3-4 meats or protein sources, 3-4 types of veggies, and 3-4 types of healthy carbs(or more if you want to). That way you you can mix and match things and have variety that way. Have some salad and fruit ready to go in s a few containers to take as you’re running out the door, too.
2. Have healthy high protein snacks on hand. One of my favorite go to protein snacks is an Epic bar. There are a handful of flavors to choose from(chicken sriracha is my favorite). Rice cakes are a good accompaniment to those or a piece of fruit. Veggies and hummus, low fat greek yogurt and protein shakes are all some of my other favorites.
3. BUY ROTISSERIE CHICKENS! I go to Costco (they’re also at Walmart, Sams Club, Pick’n’Save, Jewel, etc) on occasion and buy 2-3 rotisserie chickens and pull those apart to make all sorts of stuff…salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, put it with a veggie and healthy carb, I make chicken and rice soup sometimes out of a whole chicken, too! SOOOOOO GOOD! And sooooo easy!
4. Get an Instant Pot and a rice cooker. If you want to make fast and healthy meals, get an instant pot and follow the directions or Google search how to make things( I find Google more resourceful honestly). I bought a rice cooker on Amazon a couple years ago and use it almost weekly. We make 6-8 cups of rice at a time and can use that to throw things together throughout the week, too. Jasmine rice is THE BEST. It is so much better tasting than minute rice. Trust me.
Now that you know some good tips for meal prepping…GET TO IT! Oh and WATCH YOUR PORTIONS! 😉
PS – Here are so more meal prep ideas. Literally you can Google search “easy meal prep” and hundreds of things will pop up…