Are you tired of the same old lunches? Find yourself ordering too much takeout? Instead of skipping out on a healthy lunch, try meal prepping!
Start with protein.
Bake or grill enough protein for a week’s worth of lunches in one cooking session. Lean proteins like tofu and chicken are easy to heat up in a school or office microwave.
Don’t forget the veggies.
Stir-fry broccoli, carrots and snap peas together with soy sauce. Grill some asparagus or zucchini. Chop up lettuce and your favorite raw salad toppings for a meal that won’t need to be heated. Place a hearty serving of your veggies in reusable containers. Add sauce or dressing, if needed, in a separate small container to keep food from getting soggy.
Mix in some carbs.
For the energy you need to get through the day, include a serving of pasta, rice or quinoa. Liven up your meals with salt and pepper or another favorite seasoning.
Containers make a difference.
Invest in reusable containers with leak-proof lids. And just in case you want to prepare your food more than one week ahead, consider buying heavy-duty containers to store in the freezer.