Your meal prep for the week should not take you more than an hour. Here is the video of how Isaac and I prep our meals every Sunday.
Overview and tips:
10lbs of chicken breasts
3 cups of uncooked rice
2.5 lbs of frozen vegetables
30 boiled eggs
2 cups dry oats
*We make 10 lunches to take to work. This week I’m cutting carbs, so my lunches don’t have grains, just proteins and veggies. Isaac needs more carbs than me, so just two of his lunches don’t have grains.
*We team-work our meal preps, so we are cooking everything at once, except veggies and chicken - we only have one 1-tier steamer.
*We sometimes use herbs and seasonings but never any sauces, dressings, or oils when cooking or storing the meals. Food stays fresh longer in the fridge. We add things to the food right before we eat it.
*5lbs of chicken breasts goes into work lunches and 5lbs goes to dinners. Dinners are quick and easy. Since chicken breasts and rice are already steamed when we get home in the evening, we spend 5 mins making dinner. For example, by sautéing rice and chicken in pasta sauce or taco sauce and throwing together a salad.
*1 cup of cooked rice goes to lunches (this week), the rest goes to dinners.
*We drink protein shakes either between meals or sometimes as meal substitutions. I like to have just a shake for breakfast, while Isaac eats oatmeal.
*Eggs are great for snacks or extra protein in meals or salads.