Sunday, February 2, 2020

Lifestyle: Handling Meal Prep

Meal Prep is Best

Weekly (or rather, bi-weekly) Meal Prep is one of the rituals I have that makes my life better, easier and makes me a little more zen on the regular.



If I can't or don't start my week with some healthy meals ready to go, I literally feel off balance, stressed and slightly unnerved.

Why? Because Meal Prepping is so deeply aligned with some of my core values: to eat clean and healthy foods, to save time, to save money, to be organized, to prepare...


I could probably list a few more reasons why Meal Prep is one of my most important rituals but more importantly I'd love to share some of my weekly Meal Prep stars as well as the dishes I make with them.

These are the items that make it on to my grocery list week by week, ensuring I get off to a great start. If you are hoping to get on the Meal Prep train in 2020 or just looking for some new ideas that might make meal planning a little easier, I hope you find some inspiration in my grocery/menu favourites below.



Ground Chicken or Turkey

  • tacos
  • wraps
  • pasta sauce
  • burgers or meatballs

Whole Roast Chicken

  • soup
  • pasta
  • wraps or sandwiches
  • salads



Zuchini, Red Peppers, Cucumber. Broccoli, Spinach or Lettuce, Carrots and Celery

  • soups
  • curries
  • pasta
  • side dishes

Sweet Potato, Turnips or Squash
  • soups
  • curries
  • pasta
  • side dishes


Quinoa or Brown Rice

  •  side dish
  • healthy addition to bowls or soups


Healthy Tortilla Wraps

  • breakfast burritos
  • tacos
  • thin pizzas
  • wraps

Salmon, Shrimp, Chicken Breast

  • Garlic Shrimp or Baked Salmon cook very quickly (about 15 minutes- great for those busy days)
  • Chicken is great for curries, stirfrys or in a noodle or pasta dish
Lentils, Beans

  • soups
  • curries
  • add to salads or wraps
  • bean dip/spread

Eggs

  • curries
  • sandwiches
  • mini frittatas
Berries, Half Melon, apples, pears, lemons, limes
  • oatmeal
  • as a snack/dessert
  • to enhance the flavour of food or water
Hope these ideas help you get a leg up on your meal prep this month! If there are any "meal prep stars" in your household, I'd love to hear about them. Leave me a comment below or on Instagram @angeliesood

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