I’m a full time Mom and wife with a full time job, so I’m short on time more often than not. Packing a lunch is something I have always done after dinner. It’s simple. While you pack your leftovers up….set aside a portion for lunch. Add a couple small snacks. DONE. But more and more I’m running into internet posts about “Meal Prep”. Out of curiosity I gave it a shot to see if I could fit it into my life at goal weight.
Here’s what I did.
Supplies (adjust amounts to the number of people and servings you are creating):
- Spices and seasoning
- Vegetables, in these photos it’s broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, baby carrots, mini peppers.
- Containers. You can use any you have already. I found these meal prep containers for a small price thanks to a Google search. But special containers aren’t needed.
To cook the protein I placed them on a large sheet pan and seasoned them. To keep things from getting boring I seasoned the same protein with different kinds of seasonings.
Once the chicken and fish were going in the oven I added broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and cherry tomatoes to another pan. Drizzled with a bit of Olive Oil and seasoned simply with salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning.
While that was cooking I sliced a cucumber and started assembling the containers.
In 5 I set some veggies and a couple tablespoons of salsa to dip.
Once the meat and veggies were done I weighed and measured my portions and put those in containers as well.
For a bit of sweet I portioned some berries and bagged them up as my sweet tooth is strong.
It was easy!
What surprised me the most during the week was that during the week, those saved 10 min made a big deal! My evenings seem to run a little smoother and my mornings were easy! Bariatric Meal Prep may be a part of my routine from now on!