Meal prep is great for getting you on track, to save money and to eat healthier. You can freeze food and defrost it later on, and you stock up on food and keep it in the fridge. Just make sure you have plenty of Tupperware! Here’s some ideas to encourage you to prep breakfast, lunch, and dinner:
1. Overnight oats
Oats are always better when prepped the night before; they’re creamier, softer, and easier to digest. Overnight oats are great because you can put whatever you like with oats and yogurt or milk and it’ll be delicious and fuel your whole day!
2. Chilli con carne
This dish is great for getting a lot of protein. You can cook this in bulk and it makes six to eight servings. You can store this in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days and you can freeze it and cook it straight from frozen.
3. Ramen noodle soup
This is a great way to get all your vegetables and use mason jars. For lunch on the go, grab some noodles and different vegetables with some sauce and at lunch time, pour boiled water into your container. Enjoy!
For a really flavourful dinner, you can meal prep bolognese. It’s quick to make and stores well in the fridge. Keep it lean with turkey mince and vegetable noodles.
5. Chana Masala
If you’re looking to eat less meat, this chickpea curry is the perfect way to get protein and not lose out on flavour. It’s easy and tangy and freezes really well.
6. Freezer breakfast sandwiches
Everyone loves an English muffin. What better way to start your day than with a breakfast which is delicious and takes minimum effort? All you need is a microwave to cook this!
Meatballs are great because you either cook them with different kind of flavours, including Italian, Middle Eastern, and Tex Mex. You can serve them with rice, pasta, salad, whatever you like!
8. Burrito bowl
Burritos are a total comfort food. They’re easy, they’re quick, and they’re packed with all the things you love. With a burrito bowl, you add guacamole, salsa, corn, and cheese to make this taste like every fast Mexican chain.
Falafels are so easy to make and really healthy for you. You can make them as spicy as you like, you can fry them or bake them, and you can have them with humus or tahini.
10. Breakfast muffins
Healthier than your store-bought blueberry muffin, if you like to eat breakfast on the go, making your own muffins is the way forward. Use bananas to add extra potassium and sweetness.
11. Sesame chicken
For low calorie, filling meals, chicken is a great lean meat, and it tastes great with honey and sesame. Serve with rice and broccoli.
12. Winter vegetable soup
Soup is great to prepare ahead, especially if you have round airtight containers made for carrying liquid. It’s perfect for getting all your vegetables and it’s ideal to keep you warm.