Meal Prepping 101

Meal Prep 101

This is intended to serve as a guide for you to begin Meal Prepping. If you would like further help, I am available for a 30 minute consultation for $20. Help with actually cooking and preparing the meals in a two-hour session can be scheduled for $50 (food and ingredients not included).

What is meal prepping?

  • Preparing multiple main ingredients (or meals) ahead of time, so that you have nutritious, convenient food ready for those times when you may not feel like cooking or don’t have the time.

Why meal prep?

  • Saves time – main ingredients for your favorite recipes are already prepared.

  • Saves money – you won’t be as tempted to go out to eat

  • Helps you stick to your eating plan or diet

  • Helps you stay on budget

What are the best ingredients to prep?

Ground Meat- This is one of my favorites because it is extremely versatile and you can make a lot of beef very quickly.

  • Taco’s or taco salad

  • Sloppy Joe’s

  • Chili (make this in the crockpot for an extra easy, quick meal)

  • Broth Bowls

  • Beef Stroganoff

  • Meat Sauce with spaghetti, spaghetti squash or “zoodles”

  • Messy Cheeseburger Surprise

  • Stuffed peppers (a great way to use up a bumper crop of peppers)

  • Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

  • One Pan Pakistani Kima


  • Prep Swedish, Italian, and/or Greek

  • Meatball subs – I make these without bread so it is just meatballs and cheese, YUM!

  • Meatballs and Spaghetti, Spaghetti Squash or zoodles

  • Meatballs with butter – a really quick and delicious way to eat meatballs

Grilled Chicken

  • Chicken Strips – cut up and freeze for a quick meal that is portable (we like to dip in homemade honey mustard or Ranch.

  • Chicken Parmesan

  • a salad with chicken

  • chicken salad – we loved curried chicken salad!

  • Chicken taco’s or fajitas

Other ideas:

  • honey mustard, ranch, Greek, O/V dressings

  • crock pot onions as toppings

Side Items:

  • using frozen vegetables

  • twice baked potatoes

  • spaghetti squash “carbonarah”

  • breads and pastas

  • sweet potatoes


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