Meal Prep is a FANTASTIC thing to do if you're short of time or you'd like to take a yummy meal to work! It's also great to ensure that you're keeping on track and eating enough to fuel your body for your day!
This meal prep idea makes around 6 meals! In each meal, I used; ¾ cup of salsa, 5 cooked meatballs and 3/4 cup of rice. This is a rough estimate of what i'd typically eat for a lunch/dinner but you're welcome to change it up and do it to your own preference of quantities!
600g Lean Beef Mince (uncooked)
1 Zucchini, grated finely
½ brown onion, grated finely
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
2 tbsp mint, finely chopped
¼ cup carrot, finely grated (1 small carrot)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 cup of breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. olive oil
Add mince, zucchini, carrot, onion, garlic, mint, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and parsley to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Once mixed thoroughly, place mix in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Using roughly a tablespoon of mixture at a time, roll the mixture into small balls.
Heat a large fry pan over medium-high heat and coat with olive oil.
Add meatballs to the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
Chicken stock Rice
1 ½ Cups of Basmati rice (uncooked) (washed thoroughly)
3 Cups/1L Chicken Stock
1 tablespoon butter
½ a brown onion, finely diced
4 whole pimentos all spice
3 whole cloves
Preheat a deep pot over medium/high heat. Once hot, add butter to the pan and let melt for 1 minute.
Wash basmati rice thoroughly until water runs clear.
Into the pot, add cloves, all spice and onion to the pan and cook until onions are translucent.
Add the basmati rice to the pan and mix thoroughly for 1 minute.
Add the chicken stock to the pan and continue to mix thoroughly.
Add a lid to the pot and wait until stock comes to a boil. Once boiling, turn to a low heat and set a timer for 12 minutes. Once times goes off, use a fork to seperate the rice.
Bean and Corn Salsa
½ avocado, diced
½ lime, squeezed
½ red onion, finely diced
2 tomato, diced
1 400g can of corn kernels, drained
1 400g can of black beans, drained
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
Hope you absolutley love love this! It's a great meal prep idea! Come a let me know over on instagram if you LOVED it! Love Leah x