I love having a good breakfast don’t you? It makes me feel prepared to tackle what the day has in store for me. Morning people might find getting a good breakfast in their system is a pretty easy task but for others it may be harder. Like for myself, I sleep down to the very last-minute of my alarm (I need to work on this) and plus a couple more minutes. Getting up in the morning is not easy for me and breakfast has always been a struggle too.
Over time, I have learned a tool that has forever changed my life (seriously). Say it with me “MEAL PREP.” Meal prep has seriously saved my health. I was putting so much effort into my fitness but wasn’t fueling my body right. Today I’m going to share the ways that meal prepping has changed my life and why you should try it too.
Benefits of Meal Prep
- Save Time: When you finally get down your meal prepping routine, you save so much time. A couple of hours Sunday morning to shop and cook will save you a lot of time during your busy week. If you plan wisely you can knock two meals out with one by using leftovers from dinner for your next day’s lunch. All this time saved with give you more time to spend on things you enjoy.
- Save Money: This is a big one for me. You don’t really think about that $10 salad at the moment but when you are buying one everyday it adds up quickly. When I meal prep I spend about $50-$60 for the week. That’s including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes it’s a little more if I have more protein to buy, but it’s usually pretty consistent. If I were to eat out for all my breakfast and lunch, I would easily hit $50 by Wednesday and that wouldn’t even be including dinner. So setting some time to plan your meals will not only save you time but save you money too.
- Healthier Diet: When you meal prep you tend to be more aware of what you eat. Eating healthier because less of a task and more of a routine. Portion control also will play a big part and because you will have healthy meals with lots of nutrients, fiber, and protein, you will stay fuller longer. That will keep you from having cravings or feeling hungry right after a meal. My favorite protein add ons to my meals are Eggland’s Best eggs, beans, and tuna.
- More Energy: Fueling your body with the proper nutrients gives you added energy throughout your day. So on top of all the added time you are saving throughout your week, you will also have a ton of energy to do things you love to do.
Meal prepping has a domino effect of benefits. You save time and money and become less stressed. Healthy eating makes you feel good and more energized and sets you up for success. Meal prepping on Sundays has become a ritual for me and if I skip it my whole week feels off.
Once you start meal prepping, you will develop your way of doing things. It takes a couple of meal preps for it to start feeling like second nature but it’s so worth it.
Here are some tips I use to meal prep:
- Write all your meals out & recipes you want to cook for the week.
- From your meal plan, make a list of what you need to get from the store.
- Having simple meals make meal prepping easier.
- Pre cook and chop protein and veggies for the week.
- Have food containers on hand to separate the meals to save time.
Now that you have the gist of meal prepping, here are two easy breakfast ideas that you can make ahead of time. They are quick, easy, and are an eggcellent choice for breakfast. 😉
Spicy EB Egg Breakfast Burrito
You can make the egg filling for these burritos ahead of time so all you have to do is heat up a tortilla and call it good.
Get the full recipe here–>Spicy EB Egg Breakfast Burrito
Spicy Avocado Spread & EB Egg Toast
I love avocado toast and it’s my favorite go to breakfast. I make a spicy avocado spread that you can use during the week. Separating it into little containers so I can just grab and go.
All you need for this easy breakfast meal is some bread to toast and Eggland’s Best eggs. I choose my eggs wisely because not all eggs are equal. Eggland’s Best eggs excel in delivering more vitamins & nutrients than ordinary eggs. You can see all the nutrition facts here.
I love my EB eggs over hard because it makes it easy to top on my toast. You can cook them ahead of time for the week as well so you don’t have to waste time in the morning cooking.
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 lime juice
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper (chopped)
- 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes (or more to your liking)
- dash of salt
Mash avocado until smooth and then mix in the chopped all ingredients in until fully mixed. It’s that easy.
I hope these tips and recipes inspire you to start meal prepping.
What are some meal prepping tips that you have?
What are the parts of meal prepping that you find challenging?
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
**This post was sponsored by Eggland’s Best through my affiliation with Fit Approach. All opinions and thoughts are my own.**