Healthy eating should always be a top priority, but when you’re tired it’s easier to choose the chips and chocolate than the complicated meal on Pinterest that needs to be prepared from scratch. Make your life easier, and live healthier with meal preparation. Set aside a day once a week to make prepackaged meals with our tips! This way when you’re hungry, nutrition is as simple as grab and go!
Mason Jar Munchies – Overnight oatmeal is full of fiber that keeps you healthy and full, but you might find it a bit boring. Add fruits and nuts for extra flavor. Preportion your oatmeal, fruit, and nuts into a mason jar so the next morning it’s as simple as adding water and heating.
Smoothie Freeze – Love smoothies but not all the prep that goes into it? If you’re not a morning person simply make one large smoothie, portion it into cups and freeze. When you’re ready for your smoothie, take a cup, blend and enjoy!
Salad in a Jar – Skip the fast-food lunch at work, and exchange it for a premade salad. Don’t like soggy salads? Put your salad in a mason jar to seal in the freshness and the dressing in a small container to pour on when you’re ready to eat. Keep dry ingredients like sunflower seeds and dried fruit at your desk to add crunch and fiber. When it’s time to eat, it’s as simple as pouring the jar out onto a plate and digging in!
All the Seasons of Chicken – Love chicken but your leftovers are boring? When you make your chicken, separate it into multiple portions, and season each differently so you can spice up your leftovers! Examples include lemon pepper, BBQ rub, Italian, jerk, a mix of dried spices, or marinades.
Ready Veggies– Too tired to slice and dice your vegetables for meals? Slice in advance and store in the fridge. It makes your meal prep faster and healthier.
Join the conversation: Have an idea for meal prep that we haven’t covered? Let us know in the comments how you make cooking easier in your home!