Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
Use Up That Huge Tub of Protein Powder With These Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Recipes
With Just 5 Minutes of Prep, You Can Enjoy Apple Pie Quinoa All Week Long
Healthy Eating Tips
Grab a Block! 5 Genius Ways to Use Silken Tofu

How to Prep Healthy Meals in Advance

A Little Advance Planning Equals an Always-Healthy Meal

While most restaurant kitchens have a liberal spoon when it comes to butter, there's still a healthy lesson to be had at these dining establishments. Make like a prep cook, and get healthy ingredients lined up for the week in one shot. Suddenly there's no excuse for ordering takeout or having dinner equal a block of cheese and a box of crackers. Even when exhausted, you'll be sitting down to a healthy meal in under 10 minutes.

Prep your protein: Use Sunday evening to roast a whole chicken, grill up some steak, boil eggs, or soak and cook a big batch of beans. With your meat already prepped, you've got the makings of a quick salad or a filling sandwich throughout the week. Or, simply serve your meat of choice next to a side of steamed veggies.

Get chopping: One of the most cumbersome parts of cooking is all that peeling and cutting! Prep produce in advance, and start in on the labor of chopping everything up early in the week. Even if you don't have specific recipes in mind, wash, chop, and peel your favorite veggies. From there, you're just 10 minutes away from a healthy stir-fry, soup, or pasta dish.

Get granular: Need a complex carb to get you through? Start making enough quinoa, steel-cut oats, and brown rice to last you through the week, and don't be afraid to bake up a loaf of whole wheat bread.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Healthy Morning Routine Tips
DIY Latin Remedies That Work
How Meditation Increases Productivity
What Is Lucuma Powder?
Natural Anxiety Treatments
Detox Tips
Tip to Prevent Overeating

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Latest Fitness
X