A Simple Approach to Meal Prepping

Meal prepping doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Lists of protein, carbs and fat at the bottom of the page.

Step 1: Pick a protein

  • Pick one based on your taste and texture preferences.
  • Marinate it or season it with fresh or dried spices and herbs.
  • avoid pre-made sauces as they are generally full of sodium, fats and not so healthy ingredients (this is a general rule and certainly not true of all products)

Step 2: Pick a carb(s) and vegetable(s) that compliments your protein

  • For meals following a workout I recommend including a complex carb. My post workout meal will generally include sweet potatoes, rice or oatmeal.
  • For meals prior to a workout I recommend a simple carb (fruit)
  • The rest of your meals don’t have to have as many carbs as your post workout meal
  • If you’re keeping your carbs low, check out the section of the list low carb vegetables.
  • You can steam, saute, grill or roast your veggies. I prefer to do so with a little olive oil or coconut oil and garlic or dried spices.

Step 3: Pick a fat that compliments your protein

  • Depending on how you’re cooking your protein and vegetables you may or may not be adding more fats to your meal
  • check out the full list to see what you can top your meals with

Protein Sources

Carb Sources

Fat Source


Comments 2

  1. This is SO helpful!! Because of my busy schedule I needed a simplified way to plan meals without having to follow or seek out healthy recipes. The protein, carb, and fat source break downs will help me become more independent in my fitness journey. I also found your notes on when to eat carbs around a workout super helpful! Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. The idea is meal prep is overwhelming because I think I have to do it all but this really simplifies it. Thank you!

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