Meal prepping can be a game-changer when it comes to saving time during the week. With a family of 6 (with 4 kids!) it can really help to have some meals and snacks made ahead of time. These 6 meal prep recipes will help you get ahead of the game!
Right now in life though, I don’t have hours to meal prep and to be honest, I find I change my mind and don’t feel like things if they’re overly prepped or scripted. So I’m sharing my list of 6 things I meal prepped this week – took me about an hour hands-on time on a Sunday night (minus the bread, that’s an all-day thing that’s relaxing for me, but of course if you’re not into making break, skip skip skip.) I hope you find something useful – take what you need, leave the rest.
Eggless waffles. These are my go-to meal prep breakfast. They freeze super well so I’ll make a double batch and freeze them. Then in the mornings we just pop some in the microwave or toaster oven and voila, quick breakfast for the kids. They’re really customizable. I always like adding a tablespoon or two of flaxseed meal or lately cottage cheese just add ⅓ cup to the recipe as is. You can top waffles with nut butters for extra protein (peanut butter and banana are fave toppings in our house).
Quick pickled eggs. These are a protein packed snack or lunch. They can be stored for two weeks in the fridge. I like having them with a piece of toast and arugula or even as a protein in a Caesar salad. They’re the perfect tangy – slightly kick addition for sandwiches and salads!
Sourdough bread. I make sourdough bread every weekend with my sourdough starter (I have a zero waste sourdough starter so I usually make a few things). It is an all day type thing, but not all day hands on, just a few minutes here and there – I know the recipe I use by heart. Bread is perfect for toast and eggs or sandwiches (like this tuna salad with pickled celery) or with a bowl of soup.
Pimento cheese spread. So delicious – made with cheddar and mayo and pimentos, it’s creamy, cheesy and slightly tangy. Spread it on crackers, use it as a dip, enjoy it on a sandwich, or spread it on a burger.
Sheet pan Greek potatoes roasted veggies. I use my recipe for sheet pan Greek potatoes with zucchini and chicken sausage and if I don’t have any chicken sausage I’ll just use whatever veggies I have on hand – this week I added 2 bell peppers instead of chicken sausage, kept the rest of the recipe the same. I served this on the side of frozen meatballs for meals.
These 6 recipes are easy to prep in those little in-between windows on a weekend or whenever you have an hour of time and make delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options.