Hello My Friends. I am happy to share my weekly meal prep ideas with you all. First of all let me clear few things. I know that i would be getting mails and comments from many saying that meal prep is not healthy and you will be losing all the nutrients in the food when it is cooked and stored in advance.
I agree that meal prep is not the healthier choice for people who prefer their meals to be cooked fresh at that moment. But at the same time meal prep is a boon for all those women’s who struggle with work-life balance. They don’t have enough time on their hands to cook fresh meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you can find a little time on your weekends. Use it wisely to prepare your meals in advance for the entire week. It would save you tons of time throughout the week.
Meal prep is way better than buying takeouts from restaurants
I am planning to share my weekly meal prep ideas with you all every week. This is our second week in meal prep.
Check out my BREAKFAST WEEKLY MEAL PREP – WEEK 1
1)Boiled Black Chana
Soak black chickpeas overnight. Pressure cook with some salt for 4 to 5 whistle. Let the steam escape by itself. Open the cooked, drain the water. Cool for 10 mins. Store in a glass container in fridge and use within 4 to 5 days.
2)Boiled Green Peas
Soak green peas overnight. Pressure cook with some salt for 3 whistle. Let the steam escape by itself. Open the cooked, drain the water. Cool for 10 mins. Store in a glass container in fridge and use within 4 to 5 days.
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3)Peeled Ginger & Garlic & Ginger Garlic Paste
- You can peel ginger and garlic. Store in a glass jar. Stays good for a week.
- Grind ginger and garlic till smooth. Add salt and mix well. Store in a container in fridge. Stays good for over 10 days.
You can use food processor to make chapati dough. Apply a coating of oil over the dough. Store in a air tight container in fridge. Stays good for 4 to 5 days.
5)Paneer Cheese Paratha Filling
Take grated 1 cup paneer, 1/4 cup cheese, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, salt, red chilly flakes and coriander leaves. Store in a air tight container. Stays good for a week in fridge.
6)Aloo Paratha Filling
Boiled potatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin powder, salt, red chilli powder and chaat masala powder. You can add onions as well. Store in a air tight container. Stays good for 3 to 4 days in fridge.
Tomato chutney stays good in a air tight container for a week in fridge.
Boil eggs for 10 mins. Cool down completely. Don’t peel the eggs. Store eggs with shells on in fridge for 4 to 5 days.
Boil potatoes with skins on with salt till tender. Cool it completely. Store in a air tight container in fridge for 3 to 4days.
Carrots can be grated. Store in a container in fridge for 5 to 6 days.
Bake a loaf of bread. Slice it and store in a bread box in fridge for over a week.
Oranges, Pomegranates, Kiwi, Pineapples, Mangoes can be chopped and stored in a mason jar in fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Squeeze lemon juice, store in a bottle in fridge for a week.
Pour lemon juice in ice cube tray and freeze. Collect the lemon juice and store in a ziploc bag in freezer for over 3 months.
Make a batch of cheese spring rolls and place them in a ziploc bag. Seal it completely and store in freezer for a month. Fry in hot oil directly in frozen stage till golden brown.
Make paneer fingers. Don’t fry. Place in a container and store in fridge for 4 to 5 days. You can freeze for over a month. Remove from freezer and fry directly in hot oil when needed.
If you have any questions not covered in this post and if you need help, leave me a comment or mail me @[email protected] and I’ll help as soon as I can.