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7 Easy Ways To Meal Prep Like A Boss

Weekdays are so much easier when everything is already cooked.

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1. Use a hand mixer to shred big batches of cooked chicken or pork.

A big batch of lean protein is healthy and versatile (especially if you do it in the slow cooker!), but shredding meat can get super annoying. Turns out, your hand mixer can do all the work for you, in much less time. Learn more here.

2. Cook a frittata over the weekend, then reheat leftovers all week.

Frittatas are delicious, but they're also packed with protein. And they're CHEAP. This one has sweet potatoes, which means you'll also be getting a good dose of energizing carbs. Recipe here.

3. Pick a new grain every week to use as a base for healthy dinner bowls.

Cooked whole grains make a great base for bowls filled with veggies and protein (also prepped ahead of time, duh). To keep from getting bored, cook a big batch of a different grain every week. Or stick to what you love, if that's workin' for you. Learn more here.


4. Make a big batch of granola bars for a healthy, filling, grab-and-go breakfast.

Homemade granola bars taste so much better than the packaged version. Plus, you can pick your favorite add-ins for extra flavor. Recipe here.

5. Go ahead and roast veggies and chicken on the same damn sheet tray.

You're an adult, you can do what you want. And you probably don't want to clean more dishes than you need, right? Here's a roasted vegetable and chicken breast recipe that requires minimal cleanup.

6. Make five packable, healthy lunches with just a couple hours of cooking.

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The lunches are healthy, but they're also delicious. Learn more here.

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