It’s nice to have a long weekend ahead, with the holiday tomorrow. We’re hoping for a relaxing weekend wrapping up some final details, and then we head out of Texas for good next week!
Last week, my friend Hollie suggested a post on healthy options on the go, so I thought we could talk about it today. I’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions as well!
I think the key is preparation. If at all possible, setting aside one day to do meal prep in advance makes the whole week flow more smoothly. Lindsay has an inspiring post every Sunday on meal prep. Here are some additional ideas:
Weekend Prep ideas:
Hard boiled eggs or Baked Eggs
Egg white bites with sweet potato or banana
Big batch of Quinoa Veggie Salad
Baked Tofu slices (great for snacking, or in wraps)
Chopped veggies for chopped salads
Cook once, eat twice:
Crock pot chicken (Use again for salads, tortilla soup, sandwiches or season for tacos)
Roast veggies (as a side dish, then use again for hummus wraps, salads with tuna or salmon, pizza toppings)
Grill salmon/fish/chicken and veggies (use again with rice or quinoa for salads, add to wraps or make a frittata)
Make a large pot of rice (as a side dish, use again for fried rice or a simple stirfry with soy sauce, or rice pudding)
Last minute throw together:
Wraps (mix it up with corn, rice or sprouted grain tortillas)
* tofu and roasted peppers, broccoli and hummus
* mashed bean, avocado and salsa
* leftover chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, arugula and feta cheese
* tuna avocado salad with spinach
* almond butter, sliced banana, shredded carrots and cinnamon
Smoothies (34 healthy smoothie recipes)
Put it all together (sample week)
Weekend Prep for the sample week: Hard boiled eggs, pancakes for freezer, Quinoa veggie salad, energy ball/bites, Egg bites or mini-frittatas
These menu planning templates may also be helpful to keep the week organized. There are always good ideas Sunday’s meal planning link up as well!
More of our family’s favorite recipes are here.
If you’re so busy that there is no time for meal prep, you can use some of the following shortcuts:
- Purchase a rotisserie chicken rather than making your own
- Larabars instead of homemade energy balls
- Frozen waffles rather than homemade pancakes
- Trader Jo, Wegmans or Whole Foods salad bars in place of Quinoa veggie salad and salads-in-a-jar
Do you struggle to find healthy options when you’re busy? What are the foods you grab when you’re on the go?