What does a prepared snack and meal look like? Well, it simply means that the meals are made ahead, which can be cooked once and can be eaten for the entire week. If you are the type of person who is too busy to prepare your meals each and every day, these seven prepared snacks and meals will allow you to eat healthfully without having to stress over what to cook when you get home from work.
Date bread and fruit kebabs
Prepare the components ahead of time, including slicing the fruit, baking and cutting the bread, so all you will need to do before serving is to spear them in the morning.
Mason jar fridge oatmeal
There are several options that you can choose from when it comes to items to add to your prepared oatmeal. Some options include mandarin oranges, pineapple, coconut, Peach Melba, cherry chocolate chunk, cranberry pecan, mocha and apricot ginger. Simply choose your favorite and get ready for each morning’s treats.
Freezer breakfast sandwiches
Place any combination of eggs, sausage, bacon, ham and cheese in between English muffins or bagels and you’ve got a delicious breakfast sandwich. They are filled with fat, protein and a good amount of carbs – just the right combination to keep you satisfied and fueled until lunchtime. Prepare them all at once, place in plastic wrapper, and put inside your freezer. You can simply thaw them in the morning, and eat them for breakfast.
Bacon and Asparagus Quiche
Cut bacon and asparagus into slices, beat eggs cook and freeze in order to make it a whole lot easier to thaw and reheat when you need a quick but nutritious breakfast.
Quinoa breakfast bars
This time, you do not have to prepare the bars as it can be purchased as such. All you need to do is to cut them into smaller pieces, say eight bars, and place them inside your fridge. You can easily grab one right before you head out the door.
Grilled chicken and veggie bowl
If you are looking for something healthy, tasty, and easy to prepare, a grilled chicken and veggie bowl is the perfect option for you. These bowls come with brown rice, cauliflower, asparagus, brown rice and roasted corn. You may also add your own veggies of choice. They are super tasty, and not to mention super healthy.
Protein Bistro box
This idea originally comes from the Starbucks product bearing the same name. The difference is that you can easily create a combination with more protein.
You may choose to prepare one and have the same food for the entire week, or prepare several of them at one time, and then consume them for the entire week. The best part about these recipes is that you can introduce your own selection of ingredients, depending on your fitness goals, if any. Once they are prepared, all you need to do is eat them chilled or reheat if preferred.