Summer is such a happy time, especially during this strange time in the world. This summer also seems to be especially HOT so far – so you’re not going to be wanting to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking while appliances are heating up the room.
It’s no secret that meal prepping is something that I promote and is a routine that I follow a meal prep routine each week. There are so many advantages to meal prepping – the time saved, the ease of meal choices throughout the week, the increased healthfulness of the meals. etc.
There is one downside to meal prep that I do hear fairly often – “don’t you get sick of the same meal over and over again?”
The answer is yes, I would – if I was eating the same starch, protein and veggies each day. However, this doesn’t have to be the case with each meal prep routine!
It is possible to enjoy satisfying, flavourful, and filling dishes every day of the week. And thanks to meal prep, you can do this without sacrificing time, money, and energy.
Here are my tips for adding variety while meal prepping:
My goal is to create new recipes each week for you. However, sometimes I do fall into a writers block/ creative block! This is when I turn to takeout meals for inspiration.
It’s time to debunk the notion that healthy cooking means cooking everything from scratch. We can break the rules and cut corners to save time and energy – in fact I encourage you to do that!
I have gotten some requests for a more “family-friendly” meal preps. This actually posed a bit of a challenge to me, as I don’t have kids myself. I also know the struggle from my clients of coming up with kid-friendly dinner ideas that are quick and easy and well-accepted by kids.
I’m not going to pretend that I like keep up with the happenings in the football world. However, you would most likely find me at a Super Bowl party this year if we weren’t in a global pandemic. I’ll be the one tasting and testing what everyone has brought to the party!