You might have noticed that meal prepping is all over the internet right now, and it’s no wonder: people who are tight for time are finding it an easy, convenient and nutritious way to be sure that the whole family gets fed well, without all the stress of cooking and cleaning day after day.
However, it can seem like quite a daunting task, so take a look at our low-down of fast food prep to try and get a hold on things.
Although they don’t sound like the most appealing thing, ‘Dump Dinners’ are actually a thing. You can check it out on Pinterest. Simply put (and simple is all it is), these are dinners that require a little bit of prep in advance (usually chopping and freezing), but can just be dumped in the crockpot in the morning to make a fabulous meal in the evening! Pretty fantastic hey? And if you’re new to meal prep, one of the easiest ways to do it. Here are a few of our favourites to check out:
These Six Healthy Freezer Crockpot Meals in 50 Minutes are all totally awesome, but we especially love the look of the Chicken Teriyaki! She has some great general tips for prepping dump dinners too!
This Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew looks divine too! And all the veggies can be chopped, prepped and frozen in advance too!
Batch Prepping seems to have been most popular among fitness junkies and health nuts, but it’s growing in popularity and we totally understand why. Being able to make lunch just once per week is a total dream!
Batch-prepped meals are usually made up of three simple things: grains, greens and proteins. And the three come together to make a fabulous lunch all week long!
This video from Tasty for weekly meal-prep Chicken Burrito Bowls makes batch prepping look easy and sooo delicious – which it is!
And this post from ilovevegan.com has some great, nutritious ideas that are veggie- and vegan-friendly that everyone will love!
Muffins, Muesli and Breakfast Bars
Breakfast? Ain’t nobody got time for that. At least, that’s what it feels like. But by just investing a little time you can have your whole week’s breakfasts ready to grab-and-go to start each day the right way.
You could try making your own Muesli, like this recipe here, which you could split into bags or jars to take with you on the run and mix with milk or yoghurt once you’re settled at work.
Or you could bake your own breakfast bars, like these sweet and salty granola slices, to grab and eat on the go.
Or if you’re looking for something that the kids will love as well, you must try these Blueberry Breakfast Muffins which will have you feeling super satisfied. Or if you’re feeling cheeky, try these Choc Chip Zucchini Muffins which contain zero sugar and won’t leave you hanging after a sugar high!
Hopefully now you’re more acquainted with food prepping it won’t seem like such a daunting task – it really is a great way to make your life a little easier. Let us know how you get along with meal prepping, and which recipes are your favourites! We always love to hear from you, so leave a comment down below.