Every Sunday I always dedicate a few hours to prepping food and snacks for the week. Here are my top five food prep suggestions:
I mix together lightly salted and unsalted raw almonds then measure about ten to twelve 1/4 cup servings and place them in small tupperware containers for the week. My husband and I each take one a day for a mid-morning snack.
Whether you hard-boil for an afternoon snack or prepare breakfast wraps or sandwiches, eggs are a great source of protein to keep you full during a busy day.
Personally I love scrambled eggs in the morning. For 1 serving I combine the following into a small tupperware:
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp of liquid egg whites
- 2 tbsp of milk (little secret from my mom 1tbsp per egg)
I use a beater to mix them all up and then they are easy to pour into a pan into a slightly sprayed pan in the morning.
In a hurry? You could also microwave eggs. If you do this then remember to spray the bowl you place in the microwave or the eggs will stick to the dish.
3. Fresh Fruit
I suggest at least rinsing and cutting up some fresh fruit for the week to add to smoothies. I usually rinse some blueberries and rinse and cut up some fresh strawberries.
I am a salad for lunch kind of person because I love vegetables! I suggest rinsing and cutting up leafy greens and vegetables and creating one large salad. Then you can add chicken, tuna, salmon, nuts, olives, dried fruits, etc to individual salads for the week. I hope to post a few of my favorite salad recipes for you soon!
I combine romain lettuce and one bagged lettuce mix to save some time.
5. Rice, Quinoa, or Couscous
Lastly I suggest preparing your favorite whole grain that you could add to any meal you have planned for the week. I enjoy brown rice and quinoa but my husband prefers pearled couscous, so I prepare two sides of grains to make us both happy.
I pair the grain with chicken and vegetables on Monday and we might make taco bowls for Taco Tuesday. The grains can also be used in lunches, salads, or try quinoa with fresh fruit for breakfast.
Even on the busiest of weekends I always make sure these five foods are prepped by Sunday night to prepare for our busy weeks.