Sunday, September 1, 2013

Posted by Ashley on 12:15 PM 12 comments
Meal prepping can be a great way to stay healthy while still maintaining your busy lifestyle


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Whether you’re a mom hoping to create healthier habits for your kids, or the student working crazy hours, or that person that is just always on the go…meal prepping will benefit you


The meals shared here are great for lunches, or just snacks to keep in the fridge to grab when you are hungry. Most of us want to eat healthy, but when it comes down to it quick & easy usually takes the cake (no pun intended)

By planning ahead, you will make it easier to choose healthy throughout your week. I like to prep on Sundays for the following work week. It’s great for me because I can just grab these in the morning before work instead of hitting up a fast food chain or crap lunch while in a hurry.

This week’s meals include:
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Hummus (portioned out lunch packs)
Hard Boiled Eggs
Jumbo Cashews
Fiesta Salad (click here for recipe)
Cottage Cheese
String Cheese


Not each day is the same, but the same general choices for throughout the week. I like to spread out the “lunch” through my entire day. For example, once I finish task A, I treat myself to the fiesta salad. Task B, the egg, and so on. Makes my day go by a lot faster J

I bought my portion trays from Target, because they have a great selection right now for back-to-school season. I bought a few different sizes/types because I like to have as much variety as I can
If you are making the fiesta salad – one batch divides up perfectly. I like to do an egg for each day as well. If you would like to know how to hard boil eggs just comment below and I will share my method! Veggies & Hummus are great munchies for throughout the day, and the cashews are a great way to feet full.

Have you ever prepped out meals before? If so, what were some tips and tricks that you picked up on?


Meal Prep Week 2:


Carrots, avocado, cheddar cheese, gluten free crackers, cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes and an almond-dried cranberry combo snack. I bring in a yogurt and banana along with it to work to keep in the fridge during the day.

Meal Prep Week 3:

Cranberry Craze Salad ( click here for recipe )
Annie's Organic Raspberry dressing
Orange
Hard Boiled Egg

Meal Prep Week 4:

Cranberry Craze Salad ( click here for recipe )
Hard Boiled Egg
Natural Cheddar Crisps
Natural Cheddar Cheese
Nature Valley Nut Bar
Orange

Meal Prep Week 5:

Grapes
Apples
Kashi Sea Salt Chips
Cheddar Cheese
Hard Boiled Egg

Meal Prep Week 6

Strawberry Salad 
(w/ strawberry balsamic dressing)
Hard Boiled Egg
Peanut Butter Clif Bar

*For the strawberry salad recipe CLICK HERE

^^This is how I store my salad dressing
Simply take the label off a small container, like a 5 hour energy or little plastic wine container and use it to transport your salad dressing so your salad tastes fresh!

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12 comments:

  1. what a great idea. I need to do this for me as I do not feel like cooking when I work. Thanks Slice of Sunday. Keep it coming~

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  2. what brand are the divided containers?

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    1. I have 5 different brands/types of them, but they were all purchased at Target. I also make it a point to get containers that are freezable, microwavable and BPS free :)

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  3. What about the avocados turning brown? I know the lime help some but how long do they last?

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    1. The lime does help, you are right. My containers are sealed shut, so that also helps it last a bit. The coloring actually wasn't a huge probably with me. The only thing I would change for the future is letting it sit out on my desk or something an hour before eating. The avocado wasn't as soft as I like it to be after sitting in the fridge for days, so my only note would be to let it sit out (still sealed int he container) an hour before eating. Lemon can help too!!

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  4. This is a great idea! I love to meal plan dinners, but usually just grab leftovers for lunch. I will be on the look out for those divided containers now. Fabulous! Thanks!

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  5. How do you hard boil your eggs?

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  6. This is great! I'm going to be fasting from meat for lent and decided to use the opportunity to really eat clean. I have been looking for a good meat-less meal prep post and this is perfect. Do you have any suggestions for dinner as well?

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  7. Wonderful post! I just spent 3 hours prepping for the coming week (breakfasts and lunches). I am envious of those who have the time and money to eat out healthfully - even once a day! Until then, I'll be packing ;)

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  8. I saw your blog and have been trying our meal prep for a week as well. Would love to get your opinion on how I did healthylivying.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/meal-prep-first-timer/ :)

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