It’s a new year and a new you. Did you know that health improvement aspirations are one of the most common New Year’s resolutions? To help the process, knowing what to eat is just about half of the process when it comes to getting in shape. This is where meal prep comes into place. Some say that six-pack abs are made in the kitchen, so what you eat has a lot to do with your health goals for 2018. To start, meal prepping can be a lifesaver for many reasons. You can make healthy meals ahead of time and save yourself from those impulse candy bar purchases we all make when we are super hungry. In addition, meal prepping ensures that what is going into your body has been carefully prepared for you. You will also save a butt-load of money in the process. Not sure where to start? These five meal prep ideas are here to guide you, whether you are paleo, vegan, or vegetarian. These meals are guaranteed to be healthier for you than processed foods. Get ready for a healthier you in 3, 2…. 1, let’s go!
5 Easy Meal Prep Ideas For Singles
Banana Oatmeal With Blueberries And Turmeric Powder
When we think of meal prep, we hardly think of making ourselves one of the most important meals of the day, which is breakfast. Oats keep feeling full longer than processed grain cereal, and the blueberries and bananas have special properties that boost our immune system. Both fruits are good because blueberries have antioxidants, and bananas have multiple vitamins that are beneficial for you in many ways. Recipe here!
Paleo Chicken And Rice With Broccoli
This meal combo is perhaps one of the most common meals prep foods we can make. Muscle builders resort to the famous chicken and rice with broccoli combo because it has to stabilize grains, protein, and a superfood veggie. You can’t go wrong here if you are eating a Paleo diet. This meal has everything you need in a single batch! Recipe here!
Cauliflower Crust Vegan Pizza
This meal is 100% vegan. With a crust made from cauliflower, which you can buy from select grocery stores and toppings that are all vegetarian, you have had a pizza that you don’t feel guilty about eating. Top it with spinach, olive oil, broccoli, tomato, cilantro, and even green salsa. Mix and match as you see fit. One of the benefits of creating a pizza is that there are nearly an infinite amount of combinations you can try for your pizza. Now you can eat pizza without feeling guilty. Recipe here!
Paleo Tacos With Mozzarella Cheese
Who doesn’t like tacos? They are often prepared with so much effort that it will take an entire evening to have all the food assortments prepared. Tacos can be really healthy for you, and can incorporate your favorite veggies and meats. Take a Sunday afternoon and prepare a bulk amount of 2 weeks or more of your favorite types of tacos, and don’t worry about touching the stove until your next round of cooking. Grab some corn tortillas, shredded beef, chicken, or elk meat, place some mozzarella cheese on that, and add a lot of veggies. Poof! You’ve got yourself some tacos. Soon after, place into multiple ‘one-person’ meal-sized Tupperware meals in the freezer. Recipe here!
You can definitely create one-million different types of smoothies and store them in the freezer. When you buy fresh food, you can freeze it for later use, and grab as you go. Make sure that you have the opportunity to make something that suits your needs. I recommend researching what health benefits some fruits and veggies have, and then adding in what fruits and veggies best serve your needs. A banana, kale, ginger smoothie is one of my favorites, or even an apple, beats, and carrot juice smoothie. Add chia seeds for additional health benefits, they are really good for you! Make a bulk amount, and place in water bottles or mason jars. Store in the freezer accordingly, and pull out each smoothie a day before you use. Recipe here and more here!
We hope you found some inspirational meals to spin off of. For more ideas on meal prep recipes, check out Pinterest. It’s time to get creative and have fun with meal prep. Your body will benefit, and so will your wallet. Keep up the good work with your goals for 2018, and make sure you eat healthily! You owe it to yourself to be the best version of yourself that you can. Eat right and feel good now. Make the change for a healthier you in 2018.
Danielle E. Brockman is a contributing writer for Secure Single LLC. Danielle has her own blog at eContently and you can connect with Danielle on LinkedIn.