Meal Prepping Made Easy

 

We started exploring meal prepping about a year ago.  We were looking for options to create easy go-to lunches and dinners.  We tried meal prepping for ourselves and we tried purchasing meals from meal prep companies.

A few benefits we have found for us include:

  1. We save money. We were spending $8-10 per person just for lunch and then most nights we were tired and ended up going out to eat and that was $20-30  for both of us.
  2. We save time. Meal prepping gives us back time. We don’t have to spend part of our lunch break during the work day sitting in traffic, skipping the gym. Also after a tough day at work, dinner is ready so there are no excuses to go out to eat or eat off track.
  3. It helps us meet our healthy and fitness goals. Our workouts are planned and our meals are planned making it a no-brainer and keeps us consistent.

We decided we wanted to share our meal prepping strategy with our friends; so naturally, we hosted a meal prep social!

THE PLAN

We found four lunch or dinner recipes we liked, added one breakfast option and one snack option. Our goal was to help our friends have a few meal to take with them to experience what it is like to have a meal prepped and ready to go.

Once we had the recipes, we put all of the ingredients into a spreadsheet to make sure we bought enough of everything. Then we used the Walmart app and Sam’s Club app to create our shopping lists.

THE FOOD

Broccoli Rice Red Pepper Egg Muffin – We found this recipe on Meal Prep on Fleek. We liked this recipe because it is an easy on-the-go breakfast.  It is also under $4. It is also a low carb and low sugar recipe which will help start your day on track for success.

Carnitas Burrito Bowls – We selected this recipe from Fit Foodie Finds because it has protein, vegetables and whole grains in every bite!

Jalapeno Sliders with Sweet Potato Buns – This is another recipe from Meal Prep on Fleek.  We substitute ground turkey for ground beef. This recipe also has a slight kick and is great for an on-the-go lunch or dinner.

Quick Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls – This recipe, by Crunchy Creamy Sweet,  has few ingredients for an easy and fast weeknight dinner.

Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables – This recipe by Averie Cooks is easy, fast and yummy. There are so many variations to fit your needs and taste.

No Bake Energy Bites – This recipe, by Gimme Some Oven, is delish and quick! This recipe can also be altered to fit your nutritional needs.

Share with us your meal prep tips!

 

 

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