Meal Prep

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    Mar 24, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
    Do you prepare all of your weekly meals on Sunday?
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    Mar 24, 2014 5:57 AM GMT
    Yes. Too lazy to cook every night. I usually grill up 5 chicken breasts and put then in plastic containers. Then reheat them during the week.
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    Mar 27, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
    Much easier to do when single. It's tough to find a man to eat bulk-cooked chicken breast every night, even with this sample weekly menu:

    M: served whole plain with a yam and salad

    T: served whole baked as chicken parmesan, rolled in whole wheat panka and topped with tomato sauce and a thin slice of low fat cheese

    W: served sliced in tomato sauce with spaghetti squash

    R: served slow-cooked in diced pieces with root vegetables as soup

    F: served slow-cooked in diced pieces with root vegetables as stew over brown rice

    Sa: served slow-cooked in diced pieces with root vegetables Indian style (curry or tiki masala-style sauce) over brown rice

    Su: served slow-cooked in pieces with root vegetables as burrito, stuffed with brown rice and black beans into a nonfat refried bean-smeared Ezekiel wrap with salsa, guacamole and Greek yogurt

  • Apr 22, 2014 3:41 PM GMT
    JimiB saidDo you prepare all of your weekly meals on Sunday?


    if you have room mates , isn't a bother if you prep your meals in the fridge if have limited space?
  • rugbyjockca

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    Apr 23, 2014 11:44 AM GMT
    I don't have a set day but about once a week I put 7-8 chicken breasts in a lidded caserole dish and drizzle salsa on them before cooking. I haven't gotten bored with it yet and the chicken is never dry.
  • FDMedic

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    Apr 25, 2014 5:33 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]eagermuscle said[/cite]Much easier to do when single. It's tough to find a man to eat bulk-cooked chicken breast every night, even with this sample weekly menu:

    So true!!! My ex would get offended when I didn't want to eat a meal that "wasn't in my meal plan." There's gotta be at least a few guys out there who have this problem too.
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    May 05, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    Yep! I take 3 hours on the weekend to prepare all my meals. Throw them in tupperware, press the air out with the lid, put them in the fridge. GG
  • muscle_dude

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    May 06, 2014 9:05 PM GMT
    Nah, I'm up at 6am - 2.5 hours before I leave for work - 5 days a week - so that I can cook those chicken breasts, boils that brown rice, scramble egg whites and slow cook porridge (oatmeal) - and clean up afterwards.
  • tiger13

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    May 31, 2014 11:45 PM GMT
    I have been doing two batches per week. If I cook once it gets kinda gross by end of week. Usually goes something like:

    Sunday - Cook up 8 chicken breasts (I cut into chunks and simmer in pan, cooks fast stays somewhat moist and easy to measure out how much I want per meal)
    Tue/Wed depending - Same

    Carbs are white rice in rice cooker as needed, it's so easy. If I'm out, I pop some in the night before I need it and ready in 30min or so. I like the idea of sweet potatoes but they take longer and I'm lazy at heart! If cutting I don't have rice just veg, usually broccoli or green beans. Green beans give me less gas so... Good for the office.

    I keep it all in bulk containers and scoop into containers for the day every morning. Feels easier to me than organizing everything in advance.

    I usually eat three meat-based meals per day, but going into "bulking" so will change to two meat-based meals and a ton of whey/oats "meals."

    Wherever possible I try and optimize. I've met guys who spend hours and hours shopping and food prepping and that sounds depressing to me!