Meal Prep: Cook Once for the Week
If you’re done with excuses and are looking to up your game in the nutrition department, here’s a meal prep favourite of mine to help you get started. This recipe is easy to put together and leaves you with a flavourful meal for the entire week!
This is a go-to for me for busy weeks – I’ll use it for my lunches or even my dinner if I’m in a rush.
Chicken and Roasted Veggies What you need:
2 to 3 boneless chicken breasts (cut into cubes, strips or small pieces)
3 to 4 cups of veggies (your choice – I like to use a bag of frozen mixed variety to make it easier)
1 tablespoon of seasoning (your choice – I like to use Italian seasoning or something spicy)
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees.
Place your chicken and veggies in a large baking dish.
Drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle on the seasonings, mix until covered.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through).
Divide the meal into separate containers for your week.
You can eat it alone, with a side salad or even cook a batch of rice to portion out with it.
Easy recipes like these make it a breeze to pack your own lunch and eat healthy all week. Once you get into meal prepping, it becomes second nature – saving you both time and money (and your health!). I tend to cook in batches on Sundays so that I have lunches all week and some suppers. This way I eat less take out and waste less food.
You can find more information and ideas in the Refuel Yourself Nutrition Guide in the shop on the website at https://www.refirefitness.com/shop-1 .