Picture this: you get home from work at 6pm and there is nothing to eat that doesn't require at least 45 minutes of prep and cooking time. But you're starving and can't wait that long, so you either order some crappy Chinese food, or tuck into Ramen Noodles and some stale cereal. Not good.
There is a way to avoid this, it's called meal-prep and it requires a bit of planning and a bit of work but it pays major dividends and sets you up for a great week. Imagine not having to think about what's for lunch or dinner, you already have it sitting in the break room fridge, or in containers in your own fridge for whenever you get home.
Here is an example of what I did for meal prep a couple of weeks ago. I was able to make enough meals to feed my wife and myself four dinners each, and four lunches each. I made quinoa bowls (recipe below) with two different kinds of beans and some veggies. I also made turkey and cheese sandwiches with avocado in place of mayonnaise, and some chicken and rice with veggie bowls (recipe below). Do this on a Sunday night and you will be all set for the week.
How to Make a Quinoa Bowl: (You can add any kind of meat if you wish but it already has a good amount of protein)
How to Make a Turkey Sandwich with Avocado Mayonnaise
How to put some chicken, rice and vegetables into a container.
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Certified Personal Trainer and Movement Training Specialist
River Valley Club