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5 Easy and Fun Meal Prep Ideas

5 Easy and Fun Meal Prep Ideas

Even if you love weekly meal prep, you may not always game for it. If you ever need a little motivational boost to get your meal prep on, try these five must-try tips to make it easy and fun.

Equip Yourself

Measure twice and cut once, right? Just like you learned in woodshop, you get the most out of anything by being prepared.  A helpful kitchen essential for meal planning is food storage containers. We recommend a set of stackable glass containers that you can freeze, microwave, and throw in the dishwasher.

Chop It Like It’s Hot

Wash, chop and portion your produce so it’s ready to roll when hunger strikes. If you don’t have time to wash and chop let the grocery store do it for you and pickup pre-chopped, washed and prepped produce. Most grocery stores even carry salad-in-a-bag so you have everything you need to make a quick and easy salad.

One Ingredient, Enjoyed Multiple Ways

Save time and energy by prepping one base ingredient and enjoying it multiple ways throughout the week.

Overnight oats can be made in a batch and topped with different ingredients throughout the week. Or prep lettuce and use it in multiple mason jar salads.

Portions, Portions, Portions

Portion your produce, nuts, and meals into food storage containers. Then you’re not tempted to eat all the chopped carrots, or your entire batch of beaked beans, just because that’s easier than putting them together to make a meal.

Prep Ready-to-Blend Smoothies

Smoothies are a quick, delicious way to pack in micronutrients and plant-based protein. Keep pre-portioned bags of spinach and chopped fruit in the freezer so you can easily grab one when you need a snack, then blend it up with a plant-based beverage or water and a scoop of your favourite plant-based protein.

Simple Berry Protein Smoothie

Simple Berry Protein Smoothie

All berries report to blender duty- you have a high-protein yogurt smoothie to flavour!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy yogurt (unsweetened Vanilla or Plain)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 serving of vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens
  • 1/4 heaping tsp cinnamon 

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender in the above order
  2. Blend until smooth
Vegan Coffee Nice Cream

Vegan Coffee Nice Cream

The smooth, delicious texture of Vega® Protein and Energy Cold Brew Coffee flavour blended with rich and creamy nice cream makes for the ultimate delicious pick-me-up. You only need three ingredients (and no ice cream maker!) to make this perfectly energizing treat.

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 serving Vega® Protein and Energy
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs

Toppings:

  • Banana slices
  • Cacao nibs

Preparation

  1. Add the bananas and Vega® Protein & Energy to your blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Scoop the mixture into a freezer-safe container. Stir in the cacao nibs.
  3. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
  4. Scoop into bowls and top with sliced banana and additional cacao nibs.
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