Meal prepping is a great way to make sure you have healthy meals readily available, so you won’t end up hungry and spinning in circles in your kitchen, often resorting to eating take-out or ready-made meals that are full of all kinds of stuff that can derail your plans to improve your nutrition.
I’m not going to lie, meal prepping also takes work. You have to make a menu, make a shopping list, go shopping, chop/slice/dice/pre-cook, prepare, portion, and store. Oy. I recommend that you start with one meal, and don’t aim for a whole week. Pick the one that is the most challenging for you, and prep for a few days.
Frittatas are a favorite of mine. The options are endless, and they’re pretty hard to screw up. I use this guideline from epicurious, and also get creative with my own ingredients.
Make sure to precook ingredients such as meats or vegetables that take longer to cook. I tend to use bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, all of which I sauté first.
I don’t bake mine in a skillet. I use a pie plate and increase the cooking time to about 25 minutes. Ovens vary, so keep an eye on it, and use a toothpick in the center to make sure it’s done (if it comes out clean, you’re good to go!). I slice mine into 8 pieces, store it in Glasslock containers, and take it to work to share for breakfast or lunch.
What is your most challenging meal? What can you do to make it easier? Take 5 minutes right now to plan a few days worth of that meal. Use variations of the same basic ingredients, or eat the same meal a few days (Being prepared is worth a little repetition!)
Until next time, take care of you, the same way you take care of those you love ❤️