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Meal Prep When it's The Last Thing You Feel Like Doing

It was late Sunday afternoon and I had yet to begin my meal prep for the week. And between you and me, it was the last thing I felt like doing. But I knew I needed to. The week ahead was busy and I knew that I'd be too tired to start meals from scratch when I got home.

If I didn’t make an attempt to prep for at least a few healthy meals this week, it would be more difficult to eat healthy next week. I kept my prep simple and quick.

How to meal prep when it's the last thing you want to do

  1. I boiled half a dozen eggs to have on hand for snacks and salads and washed and dried the red grapes I bought midweek, the ones I had yet to make a dent in.
  2. Did I mention that I hate to waste food? I froze half the grapes for what sounded like a yummy dessert mid-week, and segmented the other half into 3 individual servings to have as snacks on-the-go.
  3. I popped 2 sweet potatoes in the oven and set them to bake. One half of baked sweet potato made for an excellent side with lunch or dinner.
  4. 6 carrots were left in the fridge, I cleaned and sliced up 4 into sticks and did the same with 4 stalks of celery, stored them in a pyrex container to snack on throughout the week. Cleaned/chopped the remaining 2 carrots (along with 2 small stalks of celery) to use in a yet undetermined soup recipe.
  5. I love making/eating homemade soups. If I make a pot, I know it's what I'll have for my dinner for at least three nights. I went through my soup recipes, focused on the ones I had the ingredients for and got to work. 20 minutes later all the ingredients were in the pot and simmering.
  6. Lastly, I decided to "cheat a little." I'd pick up a rotisserie chicken midweek and my meal prep was done!

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