If you’re like me, you probably don’t like the idea of eating the same meal day after day. However, I find that having something prepared or at least partly prepared when I get home from work is really helpful and really is key for me to stay on track with my nutrition.
So instead of preparing my meals ahead of time, I prepare ingredients that I can use in quick meals and as snacks throughout the week without wasting too much time and making too much effort after a long day.
Below is what I prepared last weekend and how I used them.
On the stove I boiled four eggs for about 8 mins, cooked 1/2 a cup of quinoa with one cup water until water was absorbed and boiled lentils for about 45 mins.
While those were going, I cut up some veg to grill in the oven. I used 1 head broccoli, 2 onions, 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper – Chop everything into small bite sized pieces, place in one even layer on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, chili flakes and salt and pepper. Grill in a 180C over for 20 mins and allow to cool.
After I popped the veggies in the over, I got my spiralizer out and I spiralized 3 medium zucchini and placed in a paper lined resealable container and that was it.
In the meantime I made some protein bread which is loaded with healthy fat and protein from nuts and seeds. I will post recipe here on the blog very soon as still perfecting the recipe!
Finally I washed and dried lettuce leaves and placed in another paper lines resealable container – lining with a paper towel will absorb moisture and help keep lettuce leaves fresh. I also made a quick tuna dip which I love nibbling on with either veg sticks or on toast – YUM!
Here’s how to make it – 2 tins of tuna, 2 teaspoons tomato paste (kunserva), 2 spring onions, 3 tablespoons light cream cheese and salt and pepper. Mix and mash everything together in a bowl until everything is well incorporated. Dip
The eggs I boiled I used as snacks throughout the week – it’s not uncommon to find me running around with boiled eggs in my bag. Some people make fun of me for it but honestly, it’s the easiest, healthiest, no fuss snack I can think of and plus, eggs are my fave food / ingredient!
I shared the tuna dip and carrot sticks I had prepared with friends who came over last weekend and the rest of the foods I prepared I used throughout the week.
I will be posting another blog post soon sharing how I used each of the prepped ingredients. Super easy and quick suppers and snacks coming your way soon – stay tuned 🙂
What do you prep over the weekend?
I hope you’ve found this post both interesting and helpful! Tell me what you think and what you’d like to see more of from me in future posts in the comments below.
Thank you for taking the time to be here and read this ❤ Until my next post, be well xXx