Meal prepping is just one of those things that can make your busy life a whole lot easier since you will be planning your meals for the next few days ahead of time. Many look forward to this planning but there are those that feel at a loss as to how to combine their meals to get the most out of it. You’re probably eyeing the meal combos offered by restaurants and, although they look mouth-watering, replicating them might cost you a fortune. Well, not entirely.
You see, there are several simple meal prep combinations that you can do at home that won’t cost you much. As a matter of fact, here are some suggestions that you might want to try out.
Chicken with rice and asparagus
This recipe is one of the best combinations that you can do as asparagus is full of health benefits not to mention flavorful and have the right amount of crispness to it. You can actually use asparagus in any dish that you have in mind but for this one, simply cut some chicken breasts in bite sized pieces and season it with your favorite herbs and spices. Cook your rice the way you do and just arrange them on your dish with the chicken and asparagus side by side. The rice can serve as barrier between the two if you like. Add your garnish on top and you’re done.
Broccoli, meatballs, and potatoes
Here’s another simple combination that packs a powerful punch. Prepare three meatballs, you choose your own size, then boil or bake some potatoes and broccoli. You will get a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, protein, and carbohydrates that will keep your stomach full and your energy level steady.
Chicken, egg, and tomatoes
If you are looking for something easy to work with, this trio will be a good place to start. Chop your chicken into chunks and then fry them in olive or coconut oil. Let it cool afterwards. Boil your egg and then slice into two. The last part would be to chop some cherry tomatoes and, if you have feta cheese on hand, cube some of it to put on your plate. You can eat it as is or, if you want to save it for a later date, just put them in an airtight container and pop in the fridge.
Salmon, mushrooms, broccoli, and rice
You will never go wrong with mixing your salmon with mushrooms and broccoli plus rice. Salmon is known for containing omega-3 fatty acids while mushrooms have protein. Broccoli and your organic rice can help with digestion because of fiber and other essential nutrients that they contain.
These are just some examples of simple meal combinations that you might want to try out the next time you want to assemble your meals ahead of time. What’s great about these combinations is that they are healthy for you plus they will leave you satisfied with every bite.