Just about every Sunday you can find me in the kitchen food prepping. I started doing this a few years ago and never looked back. Once you try it you will be hooked, trust me. Having easy go-to healthy meals always on hand is a game changer, especially now that I am a mama. My food prep is pretty basic, but every time I post it on Instagram stories I always get a ton of questions, so today I am putting together an entire post on how I meal prep.
I change it up every few months, so maybe I will do another one of these posts in the summer with some new recipes. But for now, this is what I have been cooking.
For one week of meals, lunches and some dinners:
- 1 lb lean ground beef (organic, grass-fed and finished) If I can not find good ground beef then I do organic ground chicken.
- 3 - 5 fish fillets. Lately, I have been doing Tilapia. I try to use wild fish as much as possible but it can be hard to find so, for now, I used fresh Tilapia from Costco.
- One cup uncooked quinoa or rice.
- Greens! This week I did roasted Brussel sprouts and steamed broccoli.
This really doesn't take long and is pretty simple.
I preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
I clean and cut the Brussel sprouts, spread them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper.
I put the fish fillets on also on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and season with Old Bay seasoning.
In the oven, they go for about 35 minutes.
While that is cooking, I brown the ground beef on the stove, adding no seasoning.
I also cook the quinoa on the stove or in my rice cooker.
I steam the broccoli in my Tupperware microwave steamer.
That is it! I the entire process takes about an hour.
For meals, I use these prepped items for the base then add whatever I have in the fridge. Hot sauce is the key ingredient for me, though. I will throw some of the prepped items (rice, ground beef, broccoli) in a bowl then just top with hot sauce and avocado. Other times I will just toss everything on a few handfuls of spinach and make a salad out of it and use hot sauce as the dressing. I am obsessed with this Simply Natural hot sauce from Costco.