Friday, 13 January 2017

Food prep made easy


It's January and whilst I'm not really about New Years Resolutions or the whole "new year new me" business, I am ready to stop eating eat out most days, lay off the chocolate, and reintroduce vegetables back into my diet. What better way to do that, than to get back into meal prep. I know a lot of people hate the idea of prepping food for work – too much effort, boring, time consuming... I get it. But it can be so easy I promise.

I find the easiest way to look at food prep is to see your plate as having 4 components: greens, carbs, fats and protein. As I currently don't eat meat, it means I have to be a little but loser with these labels and a bit more inventive, but here's some ideas about what might fall into each category:

greens: kale, spinach, green beans, broccoli, courgetti, roasted veg
carbs: rice, quinoa, pasta, noddles, sweet potato
fats: avo, pesto, houmous, nuts + seeds, tahini/ dressing
protein: eggs, falafel. beans, chickpeas, tofu, animal protein

I cook up a big batch of each of one of the components above, then I just box it up in the night before, adding the fresher ingredients in the morning (no one likes soggy lettuce and brown avocado). Every week I'll be posting a new super simple packed lunch recipe that you can prep on a Sunday and again midweek to ensure you're getting at least one balanced and healthy meal in a day without having to fight the crowds at Itsu every lunch, so get your tupperware ready!



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