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Who the heck has time to make lunch fresh everyday? If you’re one of those types of people, I’d love to know your secret. Personally, no matter the time of year, I find that making lunch for the day of is just impossible. I’m a school teacher, but even on my summers off, I find that I’m constantly doing things and on the go, but eating lunch out everyday just isn’t logical. During the school year? I barely have enough time to take a deep inhale let alone cook lunch everyday. Because I’m picky as all can be and I like to be out of the house most days, MEAL PREP is my saving grace. Why all caps? Because it’s just that important to me. I cannot function properly during the week without it. This blog post isn’t intended to be a full meal prep guide (which is actually coming out soon!) but I hope this can give you just a little insight on how and why I do it. Some weeks it’s definitely harder to find a time to create a full meal prep, but I try to carve out a couple of hours to really dedicate to it because it’s beneficial in the long run. I typically love to dedicate my Sundays to meal preps because it’s right before the week starts and I find that thats when I have a little extra time. I wake up early and go to the grocery store with my mom (I live at home lol) and I try to think of creative ways to make meals that will last me for the whole week that I won’t get sick of by Tuesday. With grocery shopping and meal prepping I find that I spend about a total of four hours doing it all. I love to start with a good protein, add some cooked veggies, and sometimes a grain if I’m craving it. I like to find fresh vegetables and raw fruits that I can keep on hand at all times for a great snack. I bring all my food to school with me and I keep them in Tupperware boxes so I am ready at a moments notice to have a full three course meal.
This week I came up with a new meal prep recipe that is beyond easy and is guaranteed to last you the whole week especially if you make an extra large batch like I did. It is a chicken and veggie stir-fry with a lemon-tahini sauce. The sauce is totally optional so you can add your own sauce and get creative or just use mine, but either way, you can never go wrong with a veggie and chicken stir-fry. If you’re extra hungry you can add in a little grain like brown rice or pasta! So you can really get super creative with this recipe! I hope it makes sense, but let me know if you have any questions. Happy prepping.