The How To Guide: Weekly Meal Prepping | Storage Theory
Let's be real...who really has time to cook entire meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day? NOT ME. This is why just one hour of my time on Sundays is solely dedicated to meal prepping for the week, because ain't nobody got time to cook meals daily nor has the funds to be going out to eat everyday.
So, the best solution to this issue was a pretty simple solution, meal preparation! Now I will throw a quick disclaimer in here, if you do not like eating basically the same thing every day, this may not be the best idea for you. But in my case, having healthy meals prepped for an entire week is the BIGGEST life saver, and contrary from popular belief...it really doesn't take up as much time as you would think.
Some foods that are ideal "meal prep" items are...
- Grilled Chicken
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brussel Sprouts
- Pasta Salad
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Raw Carrots, Celery and Broccoli
I would recommend sticking to preparing food items that do not spoil easily, so something like avocado or mushrooms are probably not your best option.
QUICK TIP: olive oil, seasoning salt and storage containers are going to be your best friend while meal prepping
Here's the rundown...I spend about 15-20 minutes cutting or dicing the veggies, then I toss them with olive oil and my favorite spices (I've been LOVING the "Everything But the Bagel" seasoning from Trader Joe's recently) and finally I throw all of my grilled chicken and veggies onto tinfoil and into the oven they go at about 400 degrees for about 40 minutes-ish.
OR, if you want meal preparation that's EVEN EASIER...whip your Hold & Go Slow Cooker out for the simplest meal prep ever. In a couple of hours you can easily have delicious soups and stews, and all you have to do is throw in a couple of ingredients.
Once all of my food is cooked to my liking, I toss it all into individual storage containers and call it a day...you have now just mastered meal prepping.
So, now that the secret is out...meal prepping really isn't as much of a chore as we thought it was...so what are you waiting for? Let's get cookin'!