"I'm too lazy to meal prep"
I use to be the one giving that excuse until I realized preparation isn't the opposite of being lazy.
Meal prepping actually saves you from doing work.
After years of feeling unprepared for healthy living, I found this super-easy way of meal prepping and,
If you want to learn how I meal prep as a "lazy" person keep reading!
In this strategy, you evaluate your weeks and see which days of the week you aren't able to cook/aren't feeling like cooking and prepare ahead for those days...
Here's what that looks like for me, the days I am the busiest and just don't want to get in the kitchen at all are - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. (I told you I was lazy lol). That leaves me with
Wednesdays and the weekends.
The schedule that works for me is to cook on Sundays for Mondays and Tuesdays.
Then I use Wednesday to cook for Thursday and Friday.
This has been an amazing system for us and allows us to mix it up before we get bored with the food we have. I usually get asked if I'm talking about dinner or both lunch and dinner,
I actually prep for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Our average week looks like:
Breakfast - baked oatmeal I make it beforehand.
Lunch - Sandwiches. I prep the ingredients beforehand and we assemble them the day of.
Dinner - A classic nourish bowl. The rice and beans are heated up the day of and the salad is prepped beforehand and kept in the fridge.
This schedule gives variety while still allowing quick prep for lazy days.
We have done this in the past and find it SO beneficial for veganism especially if the 1st strategy is a little too complex for you. This strategy also utilizes your cooking days and helps you stay healthy.
Here's how it works... You cook a big batch of staple foods and keep them in the fridge for quick meals. I have done this with Quinoa, Beans, Brown rice, Black bean burgers, and even eggplant lasagna.
The best part about this is how spontaneous it can be. It can be a real lifesaver when you've had a long day.
The only downside to this option is that if you don't have a plan for the food you are risking food waste.
However, this strategy can be really good for someone with an ever-changing schedule.
This required very little planning and prep.
So, those are our two strategies!
Which one do you think works best for your family's lifestyle?
Zoe Worlund Cordeiro
Zoe grew up in the heart of the South, Huntsville, AL. After spending most of her life avoiding animal products, she became a Vegan six years ago and hasn't looked back! Zoe is passionate about loving people, stewarding the planet's resources well, exploring new places, and pursing a relationship with Jesus. After a two-year cross-cultural & international relationship, Zoe said "Yes!" to her Brazilian-designer husband, Gabriel. After their wedding in March of 2020, Zoe settled in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil and they hope to travel the world together.