I used to cook every single meal, everyday without ever meal prepping. I didn't mind it because at the time, I had the time and enjoyed cooking. Lets just say things change when you start adulting and realize how much little time you have. So I started to meal prep and if you are anything like me, you hate to meal prep. So I want to share with you my tips on how to meal prep when you hate meal prepping:
TIP #1: Go through a meal prepping service
The easiest solution is to have someone meal prep for you. You pick the food, they cook it and deliver it to you. Viola, problem solved. You never have to cook again or clean dishes, it's really that magical.
TIP #2: Buy pre-made and pre-chopped foods
Purchase items at the grocery store that are already chopped, cooked and/or ready to go. Here is a list of ideas:
- Canned tuna
- Rotisserie chicken
- Hard boiled eggs (I boil them myself - it's a great quick snack to have throughout the week)
- Deli Meat
- Beef jerky
- Protein bars
- Protein powder
- Greek yogurt
- Instant ready oatmeal
- Pre-chopped vegetables
- Bananas, well honestly most fruits are easy you just gotta wash it
- Dips like guacamole, salsa, or hummus
- Vegetables that you like to eat in it's raw state because then you don't have to cook it
TIP #3: Semi meal prep
What I mean by this is simply cooking 2-3 meats, a few sources of carbs and chopping up vegetables all at once. It makes cooking a little easier and more time savvy throughout the week.
TIP #4: Make a big ass salad
I legit used to think of new, creative meals to make each week. To be quite honest, I don't have time for that anymore nor do I want to cook a fancy 10 step meal. If you look at my Instagram you can probably already guess my solution which is just to eat a big ass salad or a big ass bowl. Basically what I do is pick 1-2 vegetables, 1 carb, 1 fat and 1-2 protein sources that I have already made from my semi-meal prep, toss it in a bowl and call it a day. Easy enough.
Those are my tips for those who hate to meal prep. I hope you find it helpful and if you have any tips you'd like to share, I would love to hear :)