Last year while living away I was not very good about cooking and planning meals, partially because I was busy but partially because the kitchen in my apartment was disgusting and I avoided it at all costs. I usually either got carry out or ate salads out of bags, very sad.
This year, I am able to be home on the weekends in my own kitchen (my favorite place) with all my own cooking stuff. Determined to eat better this year, I have recently started meal prepping on Sundays for my lunches and dinners. Hands down, this has changed my life and decreased my week stress immensely. It also helps ensures that I eat healthy!
Last week I packed chicken sausage with kale, tomatoes, and steamed broccoli. For this upcoming week, I stepped up my game and made two different meals (1) roast chicken, spaghetti squash, organic marinara with a handful of fresh parmesan (2) salmon, roast sweet potatoes, and steamed broccoli. I packed a lemon wedge because last week, I sprinkled some lemon juice on the broccoli before packing and it turned brown. It still tasted okay but looked sort of odd.
I packed some mid-day snacks as well. Michigan apples and a tablespoon of peanut butter. All packed up and ready to go! I place it all in an insulated bag and take it with me to Michigan. Set for meals for the week!
All together, this took me about an hour including cooking time. It was actually very easy and I highly recommend it! It was so nice to save money during the week and to come home to a healthy, delicious meal!