Save Time. Save Money. Meal Prep!

I would say most people go to fast food spots because of the convenience and maybe because it’s cheap. But if you take a look around, there’s another option out there. Meal prepping. It’s the BEST thing ever! Down below you can see a picture of what I made. I know…it looks very simple…that’s cause they are! But sometimes simple can be the best thing ever (previous blog post about simple cooking). Anyways, let’s take a closer look at what I made….

Starting from left to right (I made 2 of each meal)…

  1. Turkey burritos: I bought pre sliced turkey (like the one for sandwiches), cut up some cucumbers (length wise), made some pico de gallo, and then topped it off with some cheese. Good stuff.
  2. Tilapia, rice, and asparagus…with half a lime. Yup, that’s it. I thought that it might be a little plain, but it was surprisingly tasty. My plan was to add soy sauce, but I didn’t have any on hand and the lime was good enough.
  3. Fried eggplant and egg with rice on the bottom. Not sure if any other places do this, but I think this is a Filipino thing (tortang talong). This is a far cry from what my grandma makes, but it filled me up. I just added some ketchup to it and I was good to go.

As you can see, I think with these three recipes combined I used a total of about 10 ingredients. As for the total amount of time I spent meal prepping, maybe around 2 hours.  I think I could have done it in less time, but it was my first time and I was probably fumbling around the kitchen a bit. The amount of money I spent to make a total of these 6 meals, was less than $30 dollars! The amount of time I saved myself throughout the week is worth more than $30….it’s priceless. On top of that, these meals are probably healthier than any fast food joint and I can portion control.

Side note: I bought everything from ALDI. It’s what I think is considered a discount grocery store. I really like it! So if you have one near you, I highly suggest you check it out.

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