With the exams just around the corner, I am sure all of you will be engrossed completely in preparing for your tests and studying the whole day. But to ensure, whatever you are studying registers in your brain, good food is a MUST! But how does one cope with 2 months of lectures (that you told yourself you will do but never really did) and cook proper food? Well the answer to that question will be……mealprep!!!
For those non-believers please continue reading, for those who know I am right, move down to some recipes I use for my meal prep
- Save some money!I’ll let you do the math about your specific situation, but when you do your own meal prep it is nearly always a strategy which saves you a ton of money compared to eating out. You can then spend that extra money on the important stuff. And this doesn’t even factor in the costs we refuse to think about for some reason: the money we’ll spend on medication, hospital visits, surgery, and a shortened life span: you know, the REAL cost of living an unhealthy life.
- It also saves you precious time!It seems like a large time investment up front, but you can make a week’s worth of meals in nearly the same time as it takes you to make a single meal. For the same reason the assembly line revolutionized mass production, the strategy of cooking everything at once will pay you dividends in extra hours in your week. Still complaining that you don’t have time to work out? Get a few extra hours back by meal prepping! Bazinga!
Note: Meal planning DOES NOT consist of making 21 different recipes for 21 different meals each week. Even those of us who have been doing this for years aren’t that crazy… that just sounds exhausting!
Now for some recipes:
Disclaimer: these recipes are not mine but there are by this amazing YouTube channel which I use almost all of the time, they are the best in my opinion! Please check out more recipes or video: http://thedomesticgeek.com/
Protein-Packed Tuna Salad
1 can of tuna, drained
1 Tbsp minced red onion
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
Crunchy Romaine Salad
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced celery
Place the romaine into a serving dish. Top with radishes & celery.
Hard boiled egg
Healthy Beef & Broccoli
Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
1/3 cup beef broth
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp cornstarch
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp sesame oil or vegetable oil
1 (4-ounce) striploin or sirloin steak, thinly sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1/4 tsp sesame seeds
1 green onion, sliced on the bias
In a small bowl, whisk together broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, garlic & ginger. Set aside.
In a large wok or skillet, heat oil over med-high heat. Add steak & cook, tossing often until it is almost cooked through, about 3 min. Add broccoli to the pan & pour over the sauce. Cover pan & cook until broccoli is bright green & tender crisp, about 2 to 3 min.
Garnish with sesame seeds & green onion.
3/4 cup cooked white rice
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