Hey guys! I get this question a lot, and honestly I don’t prep food to the extent that most people do. I think that it’s important for me to listen to my body and what I want day to day but I do have some staples that I make each and every week!
I always make 1 bag of chicken (Trader Joes Breasts), 1 lb of 99% lean ground turkey, and a bag of red potatoes. I know that many believe in buying SUMO ORGANIC NON HORMONAL CHICKEN BREASTS OF THE AMAZON FORESTS, but I don’t have the money for that so please forgive my non-organic chicken. I also get my protein sources from many other things besides meat now that my carbs are higher because I do believe in a plant based diet to a point.
First, I turn the oven to 350 degrees and let it pre-heat. I set out my frozen chicken at the beginning of the day in hot water.
Then, I put all chicken breasts in a 9×13 dish and season with mine and Tanner’s favorite. He changes weekly but it’s normally something spicey and my go to is always Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning. The picture below even kinda grosses me out with the raw chicken (ha!) however you get the point.
I then put aluminum foil over the top (this is key…makes it so juicy and yummy)
I then put it in the oven for 45 minutes. ( This is an estimate. I’m one of those that never sets a timer for anything.) I make sure it looks nice and done, cut off that nasty fat around the edges (really, chicken is so gross looking haha).
and then I take the aluminum foil off and use it for this….
I put the aluminum down on the cookie sheet, spread the potatoes and then cook them for 20 minutes.
I then add seasoning salt (I don’t worry about salt because I sweat A LOT and I also have really low blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure then you may want to use a different salt or just no salt at all because they are good without).
While this is in the oven, I actually cook my ground turkey (make sure to get the 99% lean…it’s more expensive but it’s SO different in the amount of fat and worth it).
I simply put it in the skillet, and just keep flipping it until it goes from pink to white! I don’t add in any seasoning to this.
I then put all of this into large tupperwares. I don’t think it’s necessary to put them into individual ones for different meals because I personally never know what I’m going to crave and I like to listen to any and all cravings hehe ;) I have these things prepped so that I can easily add grilled chicken to salads or ground turkey on top of a homemade pizza! It’s already made up, and all I have to do is heat in the microwave. It makes the days so much simpler.
I hope this shows you an easier route to meal prepping! I cook egg whites when I need them, and other protein I get from bars or plain 0% fat greek yogurt.
With love and protein,