I’ve noticed a trend in the fitness/health community on social media. A lot of people make meal prep way harder than it needs to be, and that simply ain’t sustainable. I don’t know about you but between being a mom and working I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing meals. I’m the queen of lazy meal prep and this week was one of my favs!
- 6 eggs and 6 egg whites with diced onions, peppers, tomatoes, low fat shredded Mexican blend cheese, and green onions. I kept this in the fridge to cover breakfast for the family for the next three days but you could also spoon a serving onto a whole wheat tortilla and add a strip of turkey bacon or a serving of turkey sausage crumbles, wrap it up with plastic wrap, and store it in the freezer for a quick breakfast on the go!
- Large batch of brown rice with tomatoes, peppers, green onions, and lime. This was used for the stuffed peppers I prepared and the leftovers went with whatever lunch or dinner option I was having that week.
- Stuffed green peppers. Cut off the top of the pepper, gut the inside, and fill with whatever you want! I chose the brown rice mix, black beans, red onion slices, and a sprinkle of low fat shredded Mexican cheese. I wrapped each one individually in foil. I saved three in the freezer and three in the fridge. When I was ready to eat one I put it in the oven for 30 minutes on 375 degrees. When I ate the last one in the fridge I put the three from the freezer into the fridge to thaw.
- Low fat ricotta stuffed shells in the slow cooker. Paired it with a side of steamed broccoli and a piece of garlic bread. Surprisingly high in protein!
This prep knocked out half of my week’s breakfast with the egg scramble and the rest of my breakfasts included proats. Lunch was covered with stuffed peppers and I had two nights of dinner covered on the stuffed shells. Another two nights of dinner I threw some chicken into the oven on foil (no clean-up!) with taco seasoning and topped it over the leftover rice. The other two nights Thom made his homemade pizza. Boom! I spent two hours preparing meals on Sunday and that left me only needing to cook one night all week. Meal prep rules.
For further ideas check out my meal prep tab.