Meal prepping is all the rage right now. It really does work for a lot of folks, but here’s the honest truth about all those beautiful meal preps you see gracing Instagram—chances are, the person behind it spent hours and hours prepping all those meals. Now, I don’t know about you, but my limited weekend time is wayyyyyy too precious to devote half of it to cooking.
Just because massive scale, Instagram-perfect meal prepping isn’t right for everyone, it doesn’t mean you can’t glean some awesome ideas from those meal prepping rock stars. Here is exactly how to get your food in the door of meal prep without it taking over your life: pick one area to focus on.
Maybe you are terrible about having healthy snacks on hand. Or maybe your evenings are so packed that getting dinner on the table is almost impossible. Whatever your personal pain point is, identify it, and use meal prep to help you fix it.
For me, it’s all about the breakfast. I know breakfast is important, but I more-often-than-I-care-to-admit fill up on coffee, use my caffeine high to jump right into work, and then don’t realize until lunchtime that I skipped breakfast. Not so healthy. Meal prep helps me solve that. I make my breakfast on the weekends, and then have it stashed in the freezer and ready to go. On weekday mornings, I just heat and eat. It takes longer for me to brew my pot of coffee!
These Denver Omelet Breakfast Burritos are my latest meal prep breakfast fave. They are so hearty and filling! I can eat one of these babies first thing in the morning and not feel hungry again until lunch time (which is, honestly, somewhat of a miracle).