It’s Sunday, are you meal prepping today?
There are different types of meal prepping. Some people make a few large meals and portion them out into containers to eat for lunch and dinner throughout the week. Others prepare and chop veggies and other foods to make it easy to throw meals together throughout the week. Some people just get their grocery shopping done for the week, or even just for the next few days. There is no right or wrong way to meal prep! The best kind of meal prep is the type that works for you. And if meal prepping isn’t your thing, that’s okay too. I personally like to meal prep healthy breakfast and snacks.
Meal prepping may be beneficial if you are on a busy schedule and don’t have much time throughout the week to prepare meals. Meal prepping enables you to prepare healthy choices so that they are available for you to eat throughout the week. That way, you don’t need to worry about cooking as much during the week or eating healthy if you are short on time- the work is already done for you!
For my meal prep, I usually meal prep healthy breakfast and snacks. That way, when I’m hungry throughout the week, I can make healthy food choices that I enjoy and don’t have to rely on just whatever foods are convenient. This is because prepping healthy breakfast and snacks makes eating healthy easy and convenient!
In this post, I’m going to share some healthy breakfast and snack meal prep ideas.
Meal Prep Healthy Breakfast
Overnight oats are a great, healthy breakfast. I love making them because you can prepare overnight oats for the entire work week (5 days) in about five minutes. In just five minutes, you can have a delicious and healthy breakfast prepped for the week. The overnight oats must sit in the refrigerator overnight in order to soften. They almost form a pudding-like texture and taste so good.
If I have an almost empty peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter jar), I like using that jar to make overnight oats. This is because when you make overnight oats in a peanut butter jar, you get that remaining peanut butter that is stuck to the sides and bottom of the jar in the oats.
I usually make my overnight oats with rolled oats, almond milk (you can use any kind of milk that you like), fruit, some kind of nuts or seeds, and a little bit of sweetener such as maple syrup (honey or date syrup are also great options). See below some videos of how to make overnight oats.
Meal Prep Healthy Snacks
For snacks, I love having veggies and dips prepared. My two favorite dips to have on hand are guacamole and hummus. You can have any kind vegetable that you like with these dips. My favorites are baby carrots, celery, bell pepper slices, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and celery.
Hard-boiled eggs are another great snack or breakfast option to have prepared. You can eat them for breakfast or as a snack. They can be made in less than 20 minutes.