Happy Soul day!!! Sunday's are for... PLANNING ... the week, the meals, the routines, planning helps you BE successful and it takes TIME!!!
Here are some ideas for Planning when it comes to MEALS and MENUS!!!!! 1. BUY IN BULK: it will help you save money. When buying meat (such as chicken breast) in bulk, before placing them in the deep freeze, I portion them out to how I know I’ll be prepping them and freeze them in their individual ziplock bags. For example, if I buy the 10-15 packs of chicken breast, I’ll freeze them in 2s or 4s depending if I’ll be meal prepping for just myself or for myself and my partner. Down below is a list of things that you can buy in bulk. Be sure to store them in airtight containers or freezer friendly ziplock bags if they require freezing.
Here’s what I buy in bulk:
rice, quinoa, pasta, meat, stock bases, dried beans and lentils, frozen, vegetables such as corn, peas, etc, frozen fruit (for smoothies) oats spices
2. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN!
Plan out what you’re going to eat that week and break it down to see what you can cook ahead – for example, if chicken is on sale, pre-cook your chicken and alternate between prepping chicken salad, chicken pasta, and chicken wraps for the week. You could also switch it up and put some of that chicken in an omelette for breakfast!
3. USE MULTIPLE METHODS OF COOKING: For example, you can start by making a freezer friendly chili in your slow cooker, cook some chicken in an Instant Pot, have sweet potato, asparagus, and broccoli baking in the oven, and rice cooking in the rice cooker and/or quinoa cooking on the stovetop.
4. MAKE A DOUBLE BATCH OF DINNER AND LEARN HOW TO REPURPOSE LEFTOVERS
5. COOK STAPLES IN BATCHES
Similar to buying in bulk, you can cook your staples in bulk if you don’t want to meal prep entire meals in one go. For example if you cook chicken in bulk, you can shred it and place it in an airtight container in the fridge and use it for wraps, salads, and more!
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