Monday, April 29, 2013

Healthy Make Ahead Meals

Both my boyfriend and I are working on our bodies right now. His goal is to gain mass where my goal is to gain lean muscle and lower my body fat percentage. Either way keeping our metabolism up is priority, and in order to do so we need to be eating every 3 hours. Eating a balanced meal every 3 hours can be a real job. With that being said I have taken on the role of meal prepper :]. On Monday's (my day off) I cook in bulk and make us both meals to take to work for the week! Here are some of the healthy meals that I have been making for us. I wanted to keep the recipes super healthy, but at the same time not bland.

Recipes :
 1/2 Can of chicken, 1/2 cucumber sliced, 1 small tomato sliced, chopped Basil, 1/2 cup Brown rice (top with 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar) 

275 calories, 28g Protein, 27g Carbohydrates, 4g Fat

1 Can Albacore Tuna, 1 string cheese, 1 small Apple sliced
231 Calories, 28g Protein, 20g Carbohydrates, 5g Fat

1/4 pound Turkey burger, 1 cup Spinach, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1 Roma Tomato sliced (I ate with a little mustard)
335 Calories, 40g Protein, 7g Carbohydrates, 16g Fat

1/2 can Chicken, 1/2 cup Rice & Asparagus (I sprinkle with cayenne pepper & garlic)
274 Calories, 29g Protein, 27g Carbohydrates, 4g Fat

One serving of whole grain pasta, 1 small Tomato sliced, 1/4 Avocado sliced, 1/2 can of Chicken, Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and lemon wedge
442 calories, 32g Protein, 49g Carbohydrates, 12g Fat

a serving of whole grain pasta, 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, 1/4 cup Salsa
319 Calories, 23g Protein, 47 Carbohydrates, 3g Fat

 1 cup Spinach, 1/2 can Albacore Tuna, 1/2 cup Black Beans, 1/2 Mango
228 Calories, 19g Protein, 38g Carbohydrates, 1g Fat

 1 cup Spinach, 1/2 serving whole grain pasta, 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, 1/4 cup sliced Strawberries
228 Calories, 20g Protein, 28g Carbohydrates, 3g Fat 


  1. hi! great post!
    here's some questions tho.
    how do you store your food?
    do you reheat? or are they eaten cold?
    sorry newbie in the kitchen. Thanks in advance.

  2. Thanks! I store my meals in the fridge (I usually just make a weeks worth at a time) I will reheat some meals depending on what it is, but for the most part I just eat them cold. :)