Meal Prep In An Hour (Or So)

By April 15, 2019 blog, Nutrition

It’s been a while since I’ve tracked macros and really planned/prepped every single meal for the week. I like and need to do some check-ins with myself so that’s what I’m doing this week. It’s a good time for me to do this and I’m also getting ready for my StrongFirst Recertification so I wanna feel my very best. However, I’m keeping it really simple with a focus on protein and fat.

This took a little more than an hour. (However, I did have everything planned out beforehand.) I’ll be eating the same things for every meal. I did not use any recipes and made very familiar foods. Everything was either cooking on the stove or in the oven, nothing fancy happening. All of this cuts down on prep time for me. I also played the ole game of “use what I have” so the only thing I need to go buy now are dinner items, and more chicken and eggs. I made a few days worth and will revisit on Wednesday. An easy way to change things up when I cook again would be to cook the eggs and chicken differently and/or to swap quinoa for rice or lentils.

Breakfast: Eggs + chicken sausage + sweet potato + kale + 1/2 avocado (I might split this into two mini-meals.)

Lunch: Chicken + quinoa + cashews + peppers + kale

Dinner: Steak + pre-made salad (Will put together every night)

Snack: Steel cut oats + protein powder + chia seeds

Emergency snacks: Cottage cheese, yogurt, apples, nut butter

Just a reminder that meal prep doesn’t have to be anything fancy or take forever!