Meal prep ideas
Having the same meals all week long can become repetitive and boring which can have the opposite effect of what meal prep is meant to do and lead you to those forbidden snacks. It’s always a good idea to have plenty of meal prep ideas to keep the variety throughout the week!
To avoid the meal prep plateau, we recommend checking out our popular categories which can be found on our home page. You will be able to find vegan meal prep, keto meal prep, vegetarian meal prep, meal prep for muscle gain and meal prep for weight loss.
Rather than boring you with meal prep recipes to sit and read through, below are some motivating videos with exciting meal prep ideas included. You won’t always have time to create a culinary masterpiece so here are some easy meal prep ideas that aren’t too time consuming: 6 Meal Prep Ideas For The Week
Meal prep on a budget is always a good idea to save some extra money whilst still reaching your nutrition goals. Some people may believe it is hard to make delicious meals with minimal spend, however, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of carbs that are extremely good for a budget as you can get a lot more for your money. Potatoes and pasta are a great example of this. There are also cheaper proteins you can buy. If chicken breast is too expensive in your local store, you could always replace this with a cheaper cut such as thighs. Here are some healthy and affordable meal prep ideas: Healthy and Easy Meal Prep On a Budget
One question people often have when considering a vegan diet or vegan meal prep is regarding protein intake. Many continue to hold the belief that you cannot achieve the protein intake to make gains on a vegan diet.
However, this is simply not the case. There are plenty of high protein plant-based foods out there (and they usually take a lot less water to make than their animal-based counterparts making them better for the planet). It takes 2400 gallons to create just one pound of meat. On the other hand, it takes only 25 gallons to create one pound of wheat!
Beef steak has 25g of protein per 100g, whereas the popular meat substitute seitan has a shocking 75g of protein per 100g. If you are struggling to think of some vegan meals that are both high in protein and delicious, here are some fantastic examples: high protein vegan meal prep
A common reason for people to start meal prepping is to reach their weight loss or muscle gain goals. There is an overload of information on the internet telling you what you should or shouldn’t eat and when you should or shouldn’t eat it. It can become quite overwhelming hearing different advice from different websites or influencers. We would always recommend seeking help from a qualified professional. It can require a lot of time and effort to make sure you are getting the right macros to reach your desired gains, so here is a video to introduce you: Beginner’s Meal Prep Guide (All Calories & Macros) Easy Healthy Bodybuilding Recipes!
One diet that has taken off in the past few years is the ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, high fat diet. It involves reducing your carb intake and instead replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs and changing it for fats after a while puts your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. Ketosis is a state where instead of using carbs for energy, your body will burn the fat and make things called ketones which it can then use for fuel which is usually attributed to weight loss. This is usually why people start keto meal prep when they are looking to reach their weight loss goals. However, it can be difficult when starting any new diet knowing what to meal prep for a week. So here is a weeks’ worth of keto meal prep you can follow to get you started: 7 Day KETO Meal Prep – Simple Healthy Meal Plan
There are plenty more videos of meal prep recipes and ideas to be found on YouTube, so we definitely recommend heading over there and exploring what’s available when you feel like trying something new!