Meal-Prep 101

On Wednesday I posted a video on Snapchat of me doing some meal prep. I also posted a picture to my Instagram and so many people contacted me for advice about how to meal prep for college. I’m not going to pretend I always meal-prepped because I didn’t. During first year of college I definitely was loving the Chicken Fillet rolls and lets be very honest it did nothing for my waist line. So I decided to try some meal prepping and I soon realised that not only did the food I prepared taste so much nicer than food I would buy from a deli but it also really made a difference to my bank account.

Here are some of my favourite things to meal-prep. I always try to prep some meals on a Sunday and Wednesday but really you just have to work with your schedule. Each week I prep simple meals that will keep me full. A few weeks ago I had Intolerance testing which makes food prep slightly more challenging since I now have to avoid dairy, eggs and wheat.

A few tips about food prepping

  • Invest in some good tuberware.
  • Buy Frozen Vegetables/Fruit where possible.
  • Find a butchers that do good protein pack offers
  • Shop around for value for money!

Here are some of my favourite things to meal prep. I love recipes that are easy and perfect for on the go.

Overnight Oats 

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Ingredients

  • 40g Oats
  • Frozen Fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Chia Seeds/Linseed

 

Method

  • Measure out 40g of oats
  • Layer the yoghurt and fruit over the oats.
  • Add some Chia seeds (OPTIONAL)
  • Refrigerate over night
  • Stir and Enjoy!

 

Turkey Burger

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Turkey Burgers are really easy to meal-prep. I normally prep turkey burgers with green vegetables and occasionally add Sweet potato fries or mash! They are so delicious- easy to heat up or you can eat cold but they definitely taste nicer heated.

Ingredients:

  • Turkey Burger

Method:

  • Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes or fry on a frying pan!

 

Pulled Pork

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Ingredients:

  • Shoulder of Pork

Method:

  • Place the shoulder of Pork in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours. Add spices or hot sauce to your taste.
  • After 6-8 hours drain any juice.
  • Place on chopping board and using two forks shred the pork.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Tip: Pulled Pork Salad is ideal for meal prep.

Snacks

  • Pineapple Chunks/fingers
  • Chicken/Ham
  • Prawns
  • Fruit
  • Green Veg
  • Tuna
  • Yoghurt
  • Protein bars

These are just some of my favourite things to meal-prep. Once you have some Tuberware you can meal-prep almost anything. Make things you like and enjoy. Always shop around your local butchers for the best value Protein Packs as buying meat as you go can be costly! I always Freeze my meat! I try to meal-prep twice a week to keep the food as fresh as possible.

What are your favourite recipes to meal-prep?

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