Eating healthy is an important aspect of maintaining good health and well-being. Meal prepping is a great way to save time and ensure that you are eating healthy, nutritious meals throughout the week. Here are some healthy meal prep ideas that you can use to plan your meals for the week:
Grilled chicken breast with roasted vegetables
Grilled chicken breast is a great source of protein, while roasted vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals. To make this meal, season the chicken with your favourite herbs and spices, grill it until it’s cooked through, and cook your favourite vegetables (such as broccoli, carrots, and asparagus) in the pan. You can store this meal in separate containers for easy grab-and-go lunches throughout the week.
Quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato and kale
Quinoa is a nutrient-dense grain that is packed with protein, while sweet potatoes and kale are both excellent sources of vitamins and minerals. To make this meal, cook quinoa according to package instructions, roast sweet potato in the oven, and sauté kale until it’s wilted. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. This salad can be stored in the refrigerator for several days and makes a great lunch or dinner.
Chickpea curry with brown rice
Chickpeas are a great vegetarian source of protein, while brown rice is a complex carbohydrate that is high in fibre. To make this meal, sauté onions, garlic, and ginger in a large pot, then add in canned chickpeas, canned diced tomatoes, and your favourite curry powder. Let the mixture simmer until the flavours have melded together, and serve over brown rice. It’s super simple to make, and it tastes just as good on day 3 as it does on the day it’s made.
Turkey chili with roasted sweet potato
Turkey chili is a hearty and nutritious meal that is perfect for colder weather. To make this meal, brown ground turkey in a large pot, then add in diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, sweet potato and your favourite chili spices to this one-skillet recipe. You can prep this recipe on the weekend for healthy and delicious lunches through the week.
Baked salmon with asparagus
Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, while asparagus is packed with vitamins and minerals. To make this meal, season salmon fillets with your favourite herbs and spices, bake them in the oven until they are cooked through, and roast asparagus in the oven until it’s tender. Serve the salmon and asparagus together, and store in separate containers for easy lunches throughout the week.