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tthompst1213tthompst1213 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
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What do you make for meal prep?


  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,527Member Member Posts: 4,527Member Member
    I don't meal prep per se, but whenever I make a recipe that freezes well, I will make a triple or quadruple batch and freeze separate portions because the amount of additional work is not incremental. In my household the typical freezer recipes are:

    Dutch split pea soup.
    Chicken cacciatore.
    Dak dori tang.
    Beef, lamb or chicken rendang. (Other curries will work too, but rendang is the only one we typically do)
    Coq au vin.
    Lamb shanks braised in red wine.
    Lasagna (both classic and vegetable based).
    Bolognaise sauce for spaghetti.
  • rheddmobilerheddmobile Posts: 4,970Member Member Posts: 4,970Member Member
    I meal prep breakfast - steel cut oats made with milk, stewed with apples, cinnamon, walnuts, and a few other spices. I make it five days at a time using my instant pot. Five days is about as long as it’s really fresh, and that gives me two days a week to eat bacon and eggs or whatever else I want.

    I also meal prep large cuts of meat such as pork loin, and whole grains which take a long time to cook. Not exactly meal prep, but making large batches of soups, chili, or curries, enables us to have them for more than one meal.
  • peachvine29peachvine29 Posts: 399Member Member Posts: 399Member Member
    For breakfast every single day almost I have a Jimmy Dean turkey sausage egg white English muffin. All I gotta do is throw it in the microwave (my boyfriend usually does this for me lol).

    On Sunday I pre-prep my post workout snack which is always 114 grams lowfat cottage cheese and 30 grams blueberries on top. I also prep my work lunches, which is usually a turkey sandwich on low cal wheat or ancient grain bread, havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo. All ingredients separate. I toast the bread and microwave the meat and cheese at work. I prep my afternoon snacks, too; this week they are baby carrots and hummus.

    I cook dinner every night (unless we go out), but try to stick to mostly easy stuff, like:
    -steak, sweet potato, veggie
    -salmon and veggie
    -chicken burger and salad
    -chicken tikka masala with pre-made sauce
    -shrimp scampi Caesar salad
    -stir fry
    -low cal frozen pizza
    -slow cooker chicken taco chili
    (I love a lot of Skinnytaste recipes, tonight is instant pot chicken parmesan!)

    I also recently made a big stir fry, big vegan curry, and tomorrow will make a big pot of chili and freeze leftovers for meals for lunch or when I don't want to cook.

    I hope I gave you some ideas, though they aren't all meal prepped. The easier the better for me.
    edited September 2019
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