It’s well known that meal prep is every healthy guy or gals best friend. It takes the stress out of busy weekdays and makes eating well so much more convenient. However that doesn’t mean spending hours in the kitchen on the weekend prepping meal after meal sounds any more appealing! Luckily, we’ve got you covered with these simple hacks that’ll set you up for the week without taking up too much of your precious weekend…
Freeze Fruit in Smoothie Bags
Banana, berries and even courgette can be frozen in pre-portioned bags ready to be thrown in a blender with a scoop of protein when you’re running late on a Monday morning. Breakfast doesn’t get much quicker than that! Need some inspiration? Check out some of our favourite smoothies, here.
Chop and Prep Veg When You Buy It
Chopping and washing the vegetables as soon as you get home from the supermarket might sound like an unneccesary faff, but it will seriously cut down your mid-week cooking time. Because who has time for peeling carrots and washing tomatoes after a long day at work?
Prep Breakfast in Mason Jars
We might not be the greatest fans of cooking up a whole week’s meals in a day, but we can make an exception for breakfast! Let your oats soak overnight with chia seeds, almond milk and protein powder for a deliciously quick breakfast to grab out the fridge in the morning. Don’t want cold oats when it’s cold outside? Simply heat them up in the microwave or on the stove for a couple of minutes – no mess or faff, just a hot breakfast ready in minutes!
Batch Cook Your Grains
Cooking up a simple batch of brown rice, pasta or quinoa on the weekend is great for when you need to throw a healthy meal together in a rush. While you're at it, you could even cook up a batch of roasted veggies to make sure you’ve always got the components for a wholesome, nourishing meal ready in the fridge.
Double Up On Portions
Whether it’s Sunday lunch or just a simple Monday night meal, double up your portions and put the leftovers in the freezer so you’ve always got an emergency meal ready to go on a particular crazy day. Who said meal prep has to be difficult?