In the same vein as the menu planning, I'm going to attempt to start regularly meal prepping on Sundays.
Here's the thing, between work, working out, and tutoring, there are nights during the week when I roll into my apartment at about 7:00, and by that time am so hungry and in no mood to cook. Cue unhealthy choice here.
So I thought doing some hardcore meal prepping on Sunday might help. I'm not prepping every meal, I plan to cook a couple of nights (the nights I'm not tutoring). But I feel like this will also help me with snacks and lunches on the go, which I also sorely need.
I started about 10:15 Sunday morning and was finished at about noon. Not terrible!
First up, though, is to be prepared.
First up, a little breakfast prep.
I decided to break in my waffle maker using this recipe for Banana Oat Waffles. It made about 8, so I had one for breakfast, along with some sunflower butter and raspberries. Then I cooked up the rest and let them cool, before storing them in freezer bags separated by wax paper. That way during the week, I can always pop one out and heat it up in the oven while I'm getting ready for work!
Next, sweet potatoes!
I put them in the oven for about 13 minutes, flippped them, gave them another quick spray, and then put them back in the oven for about another 10 minutes. They came out crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, so perfect!
And now it was time for the rice cooker!
First up, steaming veggies!
Then, a batch of quinoa.
While the quinoa was cooking, I cut up some Persian cucumbers and started portioning them out to use as a snack with some hummus.
So all in all, it didn't take as much time as I thought and I feel really set for the week!