Do you find sticking to your exercise plan easy, but when it comes to prepping your meals things fall apart? Part of the reason people fail in this department is that there is a perception that it takes so much time to prep meals. But think about it. Whether you are prepping meals to lose weight or build muscle, there are many benefits. Meal prepping will save you money because you can buy items in bulk and take advantage of your freezer. Convinced?
Here are some prepped meals that are super quick:
Are mornings too busy to think about food? Try these instant oatmeal mason jars with freeze-dried fruit. Just fill it with hot water or milk in the morning, and you can eat it on the run. Get 9 different recipes here.
MEAL PREP TIP: If you like omelette freshly cooked, but want to save time, you can prep the filling in the evening and leave it resting in the fridge. You can also freeze these omelettes for up to 3 months – perfect if you’re in a rush in the morning! Full recipe here.
Gluten-free Berry breakfast bowl
Prep and pre-portion some spiced mince, lettuce, and condiment cups for a week’s worth of Mexican deliciousness. Full recipe here.
Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowl
These easy vegetarian quinoa burrito bowls are the perfect recipe to meal prep for a healthy lunch that is packed with nutrients and tastes delicious! That makes up to 5 days worth of food in less than 20 minutes. Not keen on vegetarian? Simply add an animal protein of your choice like boiled eggs, chicken strips or shrimp. Full recipe here.
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
This Teriyaki Chicken is an easy stir fry recipe that takes only 20 minutes to make in one pan. It’s made with tender chicken, broccoli, red pepper and a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce. A low carb, paleo, keto-friendly meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Full recipe here.
Chicken, asparagus and wild rice
You’ve stuck to your guns all day; don’t let things fall apart just because you got home ravenous! The wild rice and chicken is easy to prep ahead. For the asparagus, when you prep it pop it in boiling water for 30 seconds so it is only par-cooked. It will retain its crunch when you defrost the meal this way. Full recipe here.
Roasted sweet potatoes, chickpea and kale salad bowls
These veggie bowls are easy to make ahead of time with minimal fuss, easy to customize with whatever veggies you have on hand, and they’re the perfect blend of sweet and savoury delicious flavours to satisfy your taste buds without filling up on too many calories in the evening. Full recipe here.
Want something a little more indulgent for dinner? This Chicken parmesan should hit the spot. Quick and easy to prepare for multiple days, it can also be turned into other meals by slicing up the extra chicken and putting it on a salad for lunch, or adding some roast veg to the mix. Full recipe here.
Need some inspiration for drinks? Try out these smoothies!