We all know that food is one of the first things we can change if we want to get fit.
What we eat is really important, so we have to make sure to keep it as healthy as possible.
But I think you’ll all agree with me when I say that it’s really hard to eat healthy when you have a busy schedule.
Especially when you’re not home for lunch, and you have to eat outside.
And we all know that protein on the go is not as simple as it sounds…
It’s cheaper and faster to buy a junk meal, than to have a healthy meal in the closest restaurant, right?
Well, to be honest, I’ve found myself in a situation like this many times, and it’s actually the best scenario for a cheat day.
…It can be a struggle to eat healthy ALL THE TIME, right?
Well, that’s why I decided to give you my own solution to this problem – my 7 days healthy meal prep ideas, ready to eat meals and “protein on the go” plan.
Since this happens to me a lot too, I finally made this perfect plan, with the help of some meal containers I got for a review.
These meal prep essentials are the best way to both organize your meals and eat healthy, since it’s really easy to keep it healthy when you have your meals planned for the day, or even better for the whole week.
So, dear fit girls, let’s get started right away!
Healthy Meal Prep Ideas
Meal #1 – Poached Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms
The first one of my healthy meal prep ideas is this amazing protein on the go meal, packed with eggs and mushrooms proteins, loaded up with vitamins and iron from the amazingly easy and delicious spinach salad.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 1 cup spinach
Pour water into a large saucepan, add vinegar and a pinch of salt.
Crack 1 egg into a shallow bowl, and after the water starts boiling, tip the egg into the water.
Let it cook for 3 minutes, and then poach the remaining egg.
Heat a frying pan with a few drops of olive oil.
Add the mushrooms, together with salt, pepper and dill.
You can add your favorite spices too.
Cook for 10 minutes, or until the mushrooms turn golden.
Wash the spinach carefully and cut it on thin strips.
Add olive oil and few lemon drops, and salt it by taste.
Meal #2 – Baby Shrimps with Zucchini-Carrot Noodles and Cream Cheese
The second one of my healthy meal prep ideas is this amazing seafood protein on the go.
These delicious baby shrimps on the butter, spiced with garlic, will blow your mind and will take just 15 minutes to cook.
I spiced them up with a cream cheese side dish and zucchini-carrot noodles.
Check out the recipe…
- 2 cups baby shrimps
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 glove of garlic
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1/2 carrot
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
Melt 1 tablespoons butter in a pan, over medium heat.
Add the shrimp, salt and pepper to taste, dill and one glove of garlic.
Stir frequently, and cook 15 minutes or until they turn golden.
Grate the zucchini and the carrot, and spice them up with olive oil, salt and lemon juice.
Add the cream cheese into the last empty container, and spice it with dill and oregano.
Meal #3 – Chicken Breast with Mustard Seeds, Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes
The next ready to eat meal is this gorgeously cooked chicken breast, spiced with mustard seeds, side dished with avocado and cherry tomatoes.
Loaded up with proteins and healthy fats, this meal prep dish is something you have to try!
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
Salt the chicken breast and grease it with mustard seeds.
Wrap it in a baking paper, with a few drops of olive oil and bake it for 30 minutes on 180 C.
Serve it in the meal container, together with the peeled avocado and the cherry tomatoes.
Meal #4 – Bacon Green Peas with Tomatoes and Boiled Egg
Have you ever tried mixing peas with bacon?
If not, this is the right time to do that – they’re cooked in less than 15 minutes, and they’ll color your dish with fibers and proteins.
With the egg on the side, they’re a real English breakfast inspired protein on the go dish.
- 2 cups green peas
- 5 slices of bacon
- 1 tomato
- 1 egg
Boil the green peas in salty water, for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the bacon in small cubes and let it melt on a frying pan.
When it starts changing the color, add the boiled drained green peas, and cook for another 10 minutes.
Boil the egg, cut it on thin slices, and serve it into the meal container together with the tomato.