A quick/healthy/simple idea for rookie meal preppers… or veterans that are pressed for time
- Four healthy dinners in 25 minutes for less than $20
- Nutrition breakdown: 550cal; 40g protein, 48g carb, 22g fat per serving
- Roasted chicken; Mixed veggies; Quinoa; Avocado
Doing some form of meal prep is the KEY to a healthy diet. But I think a lot of people feel overwhelmed at the thought of starting up a meal prepping routine. Not knowing where to start. Or thinking they don’t have the time/money/energy/knowledge/etc. Especially when they see over-the-top meal prep pics and posts from other health nerds (guilty as charged 🤷♂️). Well it doesn’t have to be rocket science. Or take forever. Or cost a lot of money.
Here’s one of my go-to dinners for weekends when I’m pressed for time, and one that I recommend to my clients who are new to meal prepping. I pick up a roasted chicken and some frozen vegetables from the grocery store. I pair that with some quinoa for some carbs and 1/2 avocado for a good source of fats. I simply shred up the chicken while I boiled some water for the veggies and quinoa. 25 minutes from start to finish. Quick. Cheap. Healthy. Easy. And honestly, pretty tasty.
Yeah, I’d prefer fresh vegetables. Roasted. I would prefer to have salmon a night or two to mix it up. Marinade my own chicken. Etc. But I was busy. And this works. And now I don’t need to cook this week, I’m saving some money, and I know I’m set up to have a healthy week overall.
Pro tip: I used Trader Joe’s Everything-But-The-Bagel Seasoning to make the veggies and quinoa a little more interesting 👌.
Give it a whirl if you’re just getting into the game or just plain busy. Mix & match veggies. Swap out quinoa for some brown rice. Add your own favorite seasoning. Etc.