Your Guide to Healthy, Affordable, Easy & Delicious Meal Prep

Whether you have a big day at school/work/uni or you know you’re going to be on the go all day long – meal prepping is SO helpful in so many ways. Not only does it stop you from spending money and reaching for easy , quick food options which are often unhealthy, meal prepping :

  • saves  money
  • allows you to get creative in the kitchen and see what is going in your food
  • saves you time
  • keeps you healthy-  stops energy slumps, sugar spikes and supports brain function and energy levels

I have put some of my favourite foods to meal prep in this post- I love doing lots of prep on a Sunday or a morning/afternoon you have off. I highly recommend making extra at dinner time and use it for lunch the next day ! ( the best )

Breakfast 

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Brekkie on the go is best done the night before. If you have time in the morning sure you can make a smoothie to take but I find making something that is already made in the morning is a real time saver. Some key staples you can have in the fridge is :

  •  chia pudding ( find my recipe here)
  • overnight oats
  • granola ( recipe here)
  • yoghurt
  • fresh or frozen fruit
  • nuts/seeds/flax/hemp seeds
  • nut butter ( can get from supermarket and bulk whole food stores)

Combine altogether to make a yummy brekkie bowl. Post workout you may like to stir in some protein powder as well.

Lunch + Snacks 

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The best lunches I find often come from extra dinner from the night before as they are usually the yummiest! Otherwise try putting together some salad or a bunch of ingredients from your fridge focusing on whole foods. My go to :

  • leftover salad and protein
  • nuts and seeds
  • veggie sticks & dips
  • bliss balls or healthy treats ( lots of recipes here!)
  • roasted chickpeas
  • fresh fruit
  • boiled eggs
  • roasted veggies

Meal Prepping in Bulk 

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If I am dedicating some time to meal prepping foods for a few days,  I would focus on things such as:

  • boiled eggs
  • roasting lots of veggies to add to salads
  • granola
  • healthy snacks e.g. cookies, muffins, bliss balls, protein bars
  • cutting up raw veg e.g. celery, carrot, cucumber, capsicum
  • making dips/ sauces e.g. pesto , hummus

I hope this helped a bit with your meal prep! Make it fun – I love getting creative in the kitchen and using fresh and different ingredients each week 🙂

xx

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