5 Foods for Simple Meal Prep – Jillian Kaplan Make It Simple

How about 5 foods that make meal prep simple? I was having a conversation with a new client and she asked me if I could help her with nutrition WITHOUT a lot of meal prep, a ton of trips grocery and a huge budget.

Yep. Sure can.

I can provide meal plans for those who want more structure and a lot of my clients prefer to be done exactly what to each and when to eat it BUT some of them prefer to be given a simple guide and focus more on intuitive eating. Even if you start out with me and want to be given meal plans to tell you exactly what to eat and when, I think that education is important and learning HOW to eat healthy without spending a ton of money and time is key. Part of my job as a coach is to educate you and help you learn tips to live a long-term sustainable lifestyle. I do not focus on quick fixes because they work…but only for that short amount of time. These foods make it easy.

I want to empower you to learn and become comfortable knowing what you body needs and why.

Here are my top 5 tips for cheap + easy foods for meal prep:

1. Rotisserie chicken. These things are $5-$6 and are perfect to take apart and keep in the fridge for a quick protein.

2. Frozen veggies. They are JUST as nutritious as fresh veggies, less than half the price and they last way longer.

3. Hearty fruits. Apples and oranges last a lot longer (up to 2 weeks if refrigerated) than other fruits and are much cheaper. For berries, I recommend going frozen.

4. Grab and go proteins. Shakeology and no sugar added yogurts are perfect for this. Plain yogurt always works but my fave if you want some flavor is Oikos Triple Zero.

5. Eggs. Eggs are great for a quick scramble, I often take last nights leftovers and scramble with eggs or having some hard-boiled eggs in the fridge for a filling snack.

You don’t need a ton of time or a big budget. Keep it simple!