As a bride-to-be, you have a million things on your mind. From fitting sessions, venue meetings, and bridal showers to trials, the tasks seem never-ending. Amidst all this hustle, it’s easy to neglect your meals. But, remember, proper nutrition is crucial to keep you healthy and energized for your big day. So, here are five meal prep ideas that are not just healthy but also easy to make, even during the busiest of times.
Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, or farro are not only nutritious but also versatile. Cook a big batch to use in bowls and salads, or eat alone for a quick snack. They are filling, easy to prepare, and can be paired with almost any ingredient. A bowl of quinoa salad with some grilled chicken or a bowl of brown rice with stir-fried veggies can make for a wholesome meal.
Eggs are a convenient source of protein and are handy snacks when you don’t have much time. Hard-boil a dozen eggs at the start of the week and store them in your refrigerator. When hunger strikes, just grab one, add some “Everything But the Bagel” seasoning for extra flavor, and you’re good to go! A hard-boiled egg also makes a great addition to your salads or sandwiches.
Meal prep should ideally be planned around your schedule. It’s not about stuffing your fridge with meals for a week but about having healthy, easy-to-assemble options at hand. So, try to align your meal prep with your bridal shower, fittings, venue meetings, and trials so you don’t have to stress about your mid-day meals. Plus, it’s always a good idea to have some healthy snacks handy for those sudden hunger pangs during a long meeting or fitting session.
Using crock-pots or pressure cookers can be a game-changer for your meal prep. Start it before work and come home to meals that can last multiple days. Or, prep ahead of time and freeze the ingredients, for an easy “dump and go” option when you need it. From soups, stews to hearty casseroles, there’s a range of dishes you can make using these appliances.
For a quick and healthy breakfast, try making overnight oats. Combine oats, milk, and your favorite toppings in a jar and leave in the fridge overnight. Wake up to a delicious and filling breakfast that’s ready to go. It’s a fantastic way to start your day, and the best part is that you can experiment with different toppings like fruits, nuts, seeds, or even a dollop of yogurt.
Meal prep doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. With a little planning and creativity, you can enjoy healthy and delicious meals even during the busiest of times. So, give these tips a try and make your journey to the altar a bit less stressful and a lot more nourishing!
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