Meal prep

I can be really good at meal prep.  I try to get the next day’s breakfast and lunch sorted when I’m making dinner in the evening. But other days I just can’t be fussed!  Usually when I’ve had a busy evening, or a yoga session that made me feel just a bit too chilled!

I’m visiting my sister this weekend.  I go straight from work to hers and will be staying the night. So that meant extra meal prep on Thursday evening.

Having been to the gym and had dinner after work, I set about getting some Clean and Lean meals ready. So that is how I came to be making 2 breakfasts, 2 green smoothies, 2 lunches and a dinner at 8pm on a Thursday night

meal prep, preparation, lunchbox

That doesn’t include my lunch or green smoothie I had already packed for the day ahead.

I know some people are really good at meal prep, and will spend a whole day dedicated to making lunches/meals for the week.  My trouble is, I’m a bit of a ‘taster’ so if something looks good, I’ll have a nibble, you know, just to make sure 🙂 So if I have too many yummy things on the go at once it can be a bit of a disaster. Even clean and lean food will add pounds if you are eating several meals in one go 🙂

So what did I do?

I put a selection of veg in the oven while we were eating dinner, and put some green lentils on the hob.  I had some fresh kale in the fridge perfect for salads.  I made a double batch of smoothie and poured into two jars.  I know they are best fresh, but needs must.

I boiled an egg for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking the lentils, and then I was ready to assemble my meals:

  • 1 salad of curly kale, roasted cauliflower and butternut squash topped with green lentils and a boiled egg
  • 1 salad of curly kale, raw red cabbage, roasted aubergine and organic feta cheese
  • 1 dinner of half a roast aubergine with a tomato and onion filling, topped with organic goats cheese
  • 2 smoothies made with spinach, celery, kiwi fruit and avocado
  • 1 bowl of overnight oats with brown rice milk, chia seeds and frozen summer fruits
  • 1 spriulna and ginseng Bounce ball for emergencies

After all that I couldn’t be fussed to make breakfast for the next day, so I had a quick breakfast of gluten-free toast with mixed nut butter and warmed summer fruits with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

berries, summer fruit, gluten free bread, biona, rice bread, nut butter

Do you do meal preparation?  Or are you more spur of the moment?

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