Meal prepping can be a good way to feel fresh and energized through the afternoon, avoiding oily foods from your lunch at food courts and restaurants. It’s also a nice feeling to eat something you made in the morning or the day before. A sense of accomplishment you said? Yes! 🙂
We tend to be busy and feel like we don’t have time to cook complicated dishes. Hopefully, meal prepping is very quick, yummy and easy to do!
The only requirements are to start, be consistent and follow a few rules. Whether you are on a paleo, vegetarian, gluten free or vegan diet, there’s always an option for you and we are here to help.
So, let’s start.
1. Choose easy to prepare, fresh and wholly ingredients
The ideal shopping list to meal prep:
It fits the paleo diet, gluten free and is suitable for vegetarian and vegan!
- Salad base (spinach, kale, lettuce, rocket…)
- Red cabbage
- Noodles/Pasta/Gluten free pasta (Shirataki, Udon, Quinoa pasta…)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Firm tofu
- Carrots (purple and orange)
- Olive oil
- Eggs for (Paleo)
2. Recipes for an easy meal prep
Alfalfa, avocado and purple carrot [Vegan | Vegetarian | Paleo]
That’s one easy vegetarian and paleo meal prep for those days where you feel you need a bit of carbs 🙂
Spinach, chickpeas and tomatoes [Vegan | Vegetarian | Paleo | Gluten-free]
Kale, quinoa and avocado [Vegan | Vegetarian | Paleo | Gluten-free]
3. Pack your mealprep in the morning so it’s fresher!
Most of the recipes are really easy to do: simply prepare what must be cooked in the evening. And pack everything in the morning, so you can add fresh seasoning and spices.
Salad are the easiest dish to prepare in the morning, it takes only 5 to 10 minutes to mix everything, add some herbs, spices and olive oil and you’re done!
4. Choose a nice reusable box and cutlery
You can get lunch boxes from zero waste store Unpackt or organic grocery store Mahota.
Singapore is fighting waste, you can find and use glass, steel container or even wheat and bamboo cutlery!
My bento box, bought at Mahota, made from bamboo.