Meal Prepping

Meal prepping is one of the most effective ways to save money and keep yourself happy. If you really think about it, spending $10-$15 on a meal 3 times per day, 21 times a week really starts to add up. Most of this food is cooked in heavy oils typically fried and all the nutrients are cooked out of it. One way to solve this issue is by making your own meals. Meal prepping is critical because it allows you to grab and go with your busy school schedule.

BREAKFAST:

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Photo Credit: Joanne Chang

Breakfast is an important meal of the day that get you going, it is also an easy meal to prep for. My suggestions are boiled eggs for protein and oatmeal for your grains. Both these options will allow you to be out the door in less than 5 min with breakfast in hand. Another option to try once those get old is making egg. What are eggs muffins. Well you cut up vegetables of your choice, beat eggs, mix in muffin pan, and bake. Boom there you go, scrambled eggs on the fly. I also like to cut fruit up and put in in containers, usually with about a cup of fruit.

Lunch:

I like to change lunch up at least every other week. The easiest way to meal prep for lunches is simply eating left overs. Cook a little extra dinner the night before and simply put it in a container to take on the fly. If that isn’t something that interest you, try cooking rice, vegies, and a protein. I usually choose between steak, chicken, or fish. Some other options are tuna salad, egg salad, anything that stays well over night.

Dinner:

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Photo Credit: Jodi

You can really get creative with dinner, there are a ton of options and routes that you can take to get the job done. A very easy way to meal prep for dinner is by using a crockpot, you can literally make anything first thing in the morning and leave it all day. When you get home from work or school you will have a yummy warm meal waiting for you, not to mention making your house smell amazing. Here is one of my favorite crock pot meals:

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a22666637/oven-roasted-pulled-pork-with-sweet-and-spicy-sauce-recipe/

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/news/g4556/slow-cooker-meatball-recipes/

It is time to make a change and eat healthy, no better time to start than now. Go to the store tonight and get your meal prep on.

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