Meal prepping for mamas.

I’m a sucker for routines when it comes to food, I eat pretty much the same things over and over and over. It’s not boring at all to me as I have the same “basic” stuff and then I can easily switch up the flavors some.

Meal prepping is really just a fancy buzz word in the health industry that means to prepare your food ahead of time, eating left overs, stocking up your fridge & pantry with healthy grab and go snacks, or having a list with suggestions you can eat for inspiration.

Since I’m home with my daughter, teaches classes in the morning and working from home during nap time, I find it easy to just make food through out the day. But I LOVE to have prepared protein options in the fridge, but prefer cutting up fresh veggies. If you work away from home, it can get expensive for your wallet and your waistline if you find yourself eating out a lot.

If you think that preparing meals ahead of time would benefit you – go for it! It’s been proven to work for so many people who feel as they struggle with their nutrition. Try to have one day a week when you pre-portion up meals in containers ( glass containers are best) for the week and store in the fridge! Also, a great way is to make extra food when making dinner and eat left overs for lunch or freeze for weeks ahead!!

Meal pepping is a perfect opportunity to invite your kiddos and do it with your family! My girls loves to get a job in the kitchen and help mama out!

Here are some meal suggestions you can prepare ahead of time!

๐Ÿคœ๐ŸผI love to have ground turkey or beef with taco seasoning I can add in a burrito, or on a salad.

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ boiled eggs

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ oven roasted cubed potatoes (sweet or golden/red potatoes)

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ brown rice

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ quinoa

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ cauliflower “rice”

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ over night oats

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ shredded chicken (I prep mine in a crock pot with some chicken broth, onion + garlic)

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ wash all your veggies + fruit

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ peel and cut carrots to “sticks” or bite sized pieces.

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผedamame’s

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผroast chick peas (recipe here)

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ prep protein pancakes and heat up in the toaster or microwave for a few seconds. (Recipe here)

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ make your own popcorn (recipe here)

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ chocolate protein pudding (recipe here)

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ chia pudding (recipes here and here)

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ avocado smash (recipe here)

And whole meal suggestions to prep ahead, add in containers, heat + eat!

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผGrilled/sautรฉed/baked chicken, broccoli brown rice.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ground beef & broccoli bowl. soy sauce, grated fresh ginger, garlic, salt + pepper. Hot sauce if you like!

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Turkey Burger, (no bun) sweet potatoes, salad.

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผGround turkey taco salad with black or pinto beans. (I would keep veggies separate until ready to eat so it won’t get wet)

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ meatballs, optional whole grain pasta, or go with less carbs and load up with veggies like green beans and shredded carrots & cherry tomatoes.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ zucchini noodles/pasta and meat sauce

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ lime + cilantro shrimp with cauliflower rice and black beans.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ soups! Lentil, minestrone, broccoli etc!

Yum yum!

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธI would love to hear in the comments if you meal prep AND your suggestions too in the comments how you prepare food for your week!

xo Lina

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