A busy schedule is a reason to meal prep, not an excuse to skip it! This week I put a bunch of my favorites together and I’d love to share my tips with you. I’m currently going through Yoga Teacher Training at Core Power so being on point with my meal prep is essential to staying on track. Below is a shot of some of my groceries.
A healthy you starts from the grocery store. If you don’t buy crappy food, how are you going to eat it? 😉 Here is a look at my full buffet style meal prep this week. I love doing it this way because it’s simple and easy to mix and match combinations. I included 21 Day Fix colored container equivalents below. Following the 21 Day Fix eating plan where I’m in the 1500–1799 calorie level and I get 4 green containers (veggies), 3 purple containers (fruits), 4 red containers (proteins), 3 yellow containers (carbs), 1 blue container (healthy fats), 1 orange container (nuts and seeds), and 4 teaspoons (oils and nut butters) each day.
Shakeology (in overnight oats)
Vega Performance Protein
raw baby carrots
cucumber bell pepper salad
roasted broccoli and mushrooms
Fruits (not shown) (purple)
baked sweet potatoes
oatmeal (in mason jar)
Healthy fats (not shown – blue/teaspoons)
Seeds/oils (orange / teaspoons)
balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Low-sodium chicken broth (to cook shredded chicken in)
kombucha (8 oz count as a yellow on 21 Day Fix)
Here is a sample combination I put together.
Shredded chicken, bell pepper cucumber salad, quinoa, roasted broccoli & mushrooms in sesame oil and sautéed purple cabbage make for the prefect lunch combination. This plate is equal to 2 green, 1 red, 1 yellow and 2 tsp. on the 21 Day Fix plan.
Q: Where do you get the black containers?
A: Click here to buy the same containers from amazon.
Q: Do you get bored of eating the same thing every day?
A: No at all! I switch it up on a weekly basis and choose my healthy favorites that I don’t mind eating often. I also add different seasonings to keep things interesting. Buffet style meal prepping also makes it easy to mix and match to keep things interesting.
Q: Do you pre-cook all your food at the beginning of the week or do you just cut it up and package it? Does the food stay fresh all week?
A: I personally like to pre-cook all my food! I keep it properly refrigerated and find that it stays fresh up to 5 days. If you prefer, you can totally freeze the last 2 days or cook 2-3 days at a time.
Q: Can you put any of these meals in the freezer?
A: I personally don’t but I know people who do but just remember to thaw it in time.