It’s finally here! The DanicaDiscoveries’ guide to meal prepping – volume one! Let me just start off by saying I am no expert, and I definitely don’t go out of my way to count calories or measure out my food, so if you’re looking for that kind of complexity, this won’t be the place for you. A lot of my friends ask me how I meal prep and I’m finally here to share with you my rhythm.
- Decide what I want to eat for the week.
- Create a grocery list. (check my pantry to see what I already have)
- Go Grocery Shopping.
- Prep meals.
- Cook meals.
- Pack meals.
7 steps – that seems manageable, right? So everyone knows about Pinterest and I absolutely love going there for inspiration when it comes to cooking. I also like to add my own spin on things, so I don’t usually follow a recipe 100%. I have a meal prep board that consists of meals I’ve actually tried and prepped. You can find my meal prep board here.
I typically try to get something with a protein (either chicken or ground turkey or shrimp) and definitely veggies. Sometimes I do breakfast, lunch, and dinner and sometimes I just focus on one type of meal. My advice is to start small and then build up once you get the hang of it. Snack boxes are also another meal prep idea.
Okay, so I’m going to actually walk you through a super easy Breakfast Meal Prep in this post. Who doesn’t love breakfast? Who also doesn’t have time to make breakfast in the morning because they’d rather sleep in? GUILTY!
Breakfast Egg “Muffins”
- Eggs – I used 5
- Diced ham
- Green Pepper – just 1 will do
- Red Pepper – 1 as well
- Onion – red or yellow (your preference)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Cheddar Cheese to your liking
- Pam or butter to spray in the muffin pans.
Step One: Chop up all your veggies and ham (no need to line them up, you can just toss to the side)
Next up: Whisk you 5 eggs together and then toss in your chopped veggies. Also add your salt and pepper and then top with some shredded cheese.
Don’t forget to butter the muffin pan or spray with Pam Then pour your mixture into a muffin pan. I made about 12 with the 5 eggs. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
Eggs by themselves are boring so I paired these with almonds, raspberries & blackberries, and sliced gouda cheese. The perfect protein packed breakfast.
Now I want to know who’s making this for breakfast next week?
That’s all for now! Stay tuned.