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.
- 40g Oats
- Frozen Fruit
- Chia Seeds/Linseed
- 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 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.
- Turkey Burger
- Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes or fry on a frying pan!
- Shoulder of Pork
- 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.
- Pineapple Chunks/fingers
- Green Veg
- 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?