Whether single, married, or a parent, you struggle to create delicious and healthy meals if you work outside the home. Although you try, there never seems to be enough time. Instead of feeling defeated, use these helpful tips to learn how to meal prep for an entire week. Doing this can change your life.
Choosing Yummy and Nutritious Ingredients
Initially, this might seem a little awkward, but in no time, you’ll prepare meals like a pro. Also, you might struggle to come up with ideas when you first start. However, you don’t need to. Rather, you can start with these ideas and then, over time, branch out and try new things.
Honey Sesame Chicken
Most people make this as a bowl they can take to work for lunch. Moreover, you can freeze this dish. It consists of beautifully cooked sesame chicken breast, and a combination of asparagus and broccoli tossed with a honey sesame sauce. If you prep this meal to eat at home, quickly stir-fry to heat the ingredients thoroughly.
Butternut Squash Soup
It’s a shame that more people don’t try this delicious soup. After all, it’s flavorful, creamy, rich, and loaded with nutrients. In addition, it’s both sweet and savory, leaving you feeling full. Best of all, you can prep a large batch of this soup in 30 minutes and then freeze some.
Caprese Chicken Salad Bowl
Although you can’t store this meal in the freezer, it will keep in the refrigerator for two to three days. Made with baked chicken, quinoa, tiny balls of mozzarella cheese, basil, and cherry tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette, it’s fresh and delicious. Especially if you have a large family, you could prep them along with other chicken dishes, so you end up with a week’s worth of meals.
Chopped Chickpea Salad
For salad lovers, this is an excellent meal prep idea. It contains chickpeas, crunchy vegetables, feta cheese, and bulgur wheat. You can also make lemon vinaigrette to store separately. Just before serving this yummy salad, sprinkle some on top.
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Benefits of Meal Prepping
One of the key benefits of prepping meals for a week is that, in the long run, it saves a lot of valuable time. However, it’ll also save you money. That’s because you can buy a larger quantity of chicken breasts at a lower price and use them for multiple meals.
However, there are additional benefits to meal prepping. For example, you’ll find that you eat and serve your family healthier food. Also, because you’ll choose fresh ingredients and protein, you’ll likely feel more energetic throughout the day.
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