I don’t just meal prep for myself, I meal prep for my entire family, four people. We all eat generally different diets. I generally try to stick with low carb, low fat. My husband just wants tasty. My parents are both watching their sodium and want generally healthy food.
To accommodate these different diets I tend to make a lot of “components” that can be combined into a complete meal.
My other meal prep priority is easy. I like to get this all done with as little effort as possible. So most of these are simple recipes that can be made quickly.
Roasted Potatoes: I like to use a mix of sweet potatoes and white potatoes for a little extra health factors. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and bake until crispy and golden brown.
Shredded Crockpot Chicken: My lazy meal prep staple! Take chicken, I prefer thighs, put it in a crockpot with the seasoning of your choice, cook on high or low depending on how much time you have, remove from crockpot and shred. This can be used in almost anything; tacos, salads, sandwiches, etc.
Roasted Vegetables: Preferably something green. I like broccoli, green beans, or zucchini.
Spaghetti Squash: A great low carb alternative and it can be microwaved or made in the crockpot!
Egg (White) Cups: This are a breakfast lifesaver. Take anything you want and mix it with eggs, or egg whites, and bake until cooked through. I like to use chicken sausage, spinach, tomatoes, and cheese.
Protein Muffins: Made from Kodiak Cakes mix. I like to spice these up with jam or some chocolate chips. It tastes like a delicious muffin and you’re getting a ton of protein and whole grains.
I also like to throw in some more complex meals like sheet tray fajitas or chili.