What makes your week run smoothly? These days, for me, it’s meal prep. Lemme tell you, in the summer time, when I’m not in school, I love taking my time preparing each artisanal meal one at a time. Now that school is back in session, efficiency is king. And did you ever notice that making one salad takes the same amount of time as making 4 or 6?
That’s what makes it the perfect meal for pre-prep. Rather than my usual Big Salad, I’m going for a grilled steak affair this evening.
Meal Prep: Steak Salad
- Steak, grilled
- Carrots, shredded
- Eggs, hardboiled
- Cucumber, peeled and sliced
- Red Onion, sliced
- Romaine Lettuce
- Baby Spring Mixed Greens
- Garlic & Herb Croutons
- Robust Italian Dressing
- Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Fill your travel containers halfway with lettuce. I use (and re-use!) individual zip lock baggies to keep wet veggies, dressing and dry accoutrements separate. Boil and peel eggs and they just slide right into the corner. Top and refrigerate. And don’t forget your lunch on the way out the door!
Then just dump out all your baggies, replace the lid, shake and enjoy. Shaking ensures maximum dressing coverage, using as little dressing as possible. Behold, there at your desk is this perfect, nutritious meal.
Meal prep is weekend Bri looking out for future Bri, also known as: magic. Look! Here’s magic at my desk.
I wanted to make sure this post went up over the weekend so you’d have time to try it out before the week begins anew. Salads are great because you can add or subtract whatever you like. You can even make several different salads to avoid boredom throughout the week. Maybe you throw some corn, black beans and salsa in one. Maybe feta cheese and olives in another. You tell me–comment with your variations! Also, share another other tips you might have for getting through busy weeks. And don’t forget to Like and Subscribe for more Wrays of Sunshine!