How to Meal Prep Without Any Actual Cooking

We’ve all had those weekends, right? We had family in town, spent some time traveling, or were just too lazy to get our butts off the couch on Sunday. It happens.

While the goal is always to prepare fresh food to fuel you for the week, it’s not always realistic. That’s why we’ve put together a guide for meal prep that doesn’t require any actual cooking.

What do we need?

This is how we break it down: Protein, Starch, Veggie, Snacks.

Where do we go?

Now, this guide can generally apply to any local grocery store but Trader Joe’s does it the best. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s around you, you should probably consider moving. Kidding…but not really.

What’s the game plan?

The easiest way to tackle this is to pick up two different kinds of proteins, two starches, two veggies, and then as many snacks as your heart desires. Let’s say you get:

Protein: Grilled Chicken Strips / Turkey Burgers
Starch: Brown Rice / Roasted Potatoes
Veggie: Fire Roasted Peppers and Onions / Misto Alla Griglia

Then, lunch becomes chicken strips, roasted potatoes, and misto alla griglia. Dinner becomes turkey burgers, brown rice, fire roasted peppers and onions. You can add fats as needed. Some of these things already have a good source of fats. Otherwise, you can top your meal with olive oil, nuts, avocado, etc. Simple, right?

So, here are suggestions for things you can pick up for meal prep that require little to no cooking or prep!

Protein

It can be hard to find protein that requires no prep but Trader Joe’s has tons of options. Some include:

Starch

  • Organic Jasmine Rice (frozen)
  • Organic Brown Rice (frozen)
  • Brown Rice (frozen)
  • Sprouted Red Jasmine Rice (frozen)
  • Rice Medley (frozen)
  • Roasted Potatoes with Peppers & Onions (frozen)
  • Country Potatoes with Haricot Verts and Wild Mushrooms (frozen)
  • Shredded Hash Browns (frozen)
  • Asparagus Risotto (frozen)
  • Mushroom Risotto (frozen)
  • Butternut Squash Risotto (frozen)
  • Spelt Risotto (frozen)
  • Cauliflower Gnocchi (frozen)
  • Gnocchi al Gorgonzola (frozen)
  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi (frozen)
  • Organic Superfood Pilaf (frozen)

Veggies

Snacks

As you can see, there are tons of options, all of which can be mixed and matched so that your meal prep game is always fun and new. We encourage you to poke around and find options that work best for your macro prescription and your taste buds but this guide is a great starting point in having meal prep done without actually having to meal prep.

If you have questions about the information above or want to work with a nutrition coach to start working towards your goals, reach out at info@fyfnutrition.com!

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