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Healthy Meal Ideas For The Busy Lady | Prep Now, Eat Later

1.08.2016

Prepping your meals and snacks in advance means you don't have to think or have time or even two hands to get your meal to your mouth! Meal prepping is a game changer in my fitness success. "Fail to plan, plan to fail" and that's so true, for me at least. If I don't have quick and easy meals and snacks ready I will binge on a bag of tortilla chips in the pantry or run out for fast food. And abs are made in the kitchen y'all. What you eat matters!

I typically meal prep on Sunday. So here are some easy meals and examples of what to prepare.

BREAKFAST
  • Overnight oats
  • Protein Pancakes (I make a big batch and store them in the fridge and heat them up in the toaster or microwave. 
  • Sweet muffins.
  •  Mini quiches

  • Protein smoothie
SNACKS
  • Mixed nuts & dried fruit. Not too much fruit, the sugar adds up.
  • Banana & peanut butter
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Veggies and hummus

  • Fruit smoothie
  • Lara Bar
LUNCH
  • I'm going to say it, the be-dreaded word. Leftovers. This is the easiest and cheapest way to eat! Make an extra batch of whatever at dinner and now you've cooked once and have food for tomorrow.
  • Mason Jar Salad
  • Three bean salad
     
  • Sandwich on Ezekial Bread
     
DINNER

We have a few favorites I like to keep in rotation for both convenience and preference.
  • Salmon or Tilapia. We have fish once a week sometimes twice. We love it (and so does Maddox)!
  • Lemon, garlic baked chicken. The best way to bake chicken is for 20-25mins at 400. It makes it so juicy!
  • Soup/Stew. I love making soup in the crock-pot and smelling it all day! Especially turkey chili!
  • Chicken tacos. I use fresh cilantro, white onion, lime and sriracha to top them! #favorite

10 comments on "Healthy Meal Ideas For The Busy Lady | Prep Now, Eat Later"
  1. Ok, first.. stop being so cute while working out! Seriously... Second... you are spot on with these! If I don't prep breakfast, I don't eat... which is terrible. I make baked oatmeal cups and have them ready for the whole week. And I do leftovers all the time for lunch.. definitely the fastest way to have lunch ready!

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  2. Alright girl, I need your sweet muffin recipe and it didn't link up? Also, your mini quiche recipe too and wouldn't mind your protein smoothie recipe either ;) I'm always needing new breakfast ideas that can be prepped at night and warmed in the morning since I am not a morning person.

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  3. These all at great ideas! I'm all about meal planning and working ahead.

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  4. Girl, you sound just like me. I legit have too meal prep or I will be all over the nasty foods that taste oh so good. Haha, funny story. This week my husband and I decided to switch dinner from either tilapia or chicken to healthy chicken quesadillas. Let's just say our house now smells like a Mexican restaurant along with my hair.

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  5. Veggies and Hummus is my jam (especially with my vegan lifestyle). They actually make packets of hummus you can throw in your purse that don't need to be refrigerated. I usually take them with me on flights. Airports don't have the healthiest food. So, if I can find some pretzels and pull out the hummus, I get a little protein in.

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  6. I was just on Pinterest looking for some healthy snack/smoothie options and was lead here. These are some great ideas. I'm always looking for quick ideas for during the work week. Also, you are so cute! I love those leggings.

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  7. First, you look adorable! Second, you're so right about leftovers...it's cheaper and it takes pressure off of finding something for lunch!

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  8. Meal prep is huge and I've gotten out of the routine since I've been home on maternity leave but really need to get back into it! And love your workout style πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ’πŸ»

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  9. Love these ideas! I'm always so busy that I tend to skip right over meal planning, but I really should get back in to it. I find that I don't mind cooking during the week if I've prepped everything (like chopping onions and stuff) over the weekend!

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