Meal prepping makes life so much easier! Especially during a busy week with work, the kids and all their activities. I feel like it gets such a bad rap for being cold, boring and flavorless but honestly, that’s really just not true! I’m also told a lot that meal prepping takes hours and hours and it’s super expensive, and again, that’s just not the case. At least FOR ME! For the seven meals I made, plus prep, cooking and clean up, I’d say it takes me about 30 to 40 minutes at most and a lot of the time I’m playing with my girls in between. I know it definitely can be expensive and time consuming but today I am going to show you how I prepped 7 meals for only $2.92 each.
There is just no drive-through or fast food that you could get for that price with this quality of nutrients. I don’t mean to toot my own horn or anything but this food is so yummy and delicious!
- 3lbs ground turkey: $8.99
- 24oz broccoli slaw: $4.99
- 2 small white onion: $1.50
- 3 medium bell peppers: $4.99
$2.92 PER MEAL!!
Affordable Meal Prep: $2.92 and 7 meals
First, you will need two skillets on medium heat. One is for the turkey and the other is for your broccoli slaw.
Add a few sprays of olive oil to each pan. I like to use the spray since it's easier to spread out and you use less but if you decide to use the regular olive oil, measure it out and add it to your calories.
Add your ground turkey to one pan and the broccoli slaw to the other.
To your skillet with ground turkey, add about half a teaspoon of sesame oil, a teaspoon of ginger powder and about a tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos. Cook until done.
In the pan with your broccoli slaw, add about a tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce and if you want, a sprinkle of ginger powder.
Cook the broccoli slaw for about 5-7 minutes and stir occasionally. I prefer mine to still be a little crunchy but if you like it a little softer, cook it a little bit longer.
Now it's time to assemble in my meal prep containers. You can get these at your local grocery store or Amazon but I usually get them from Marshall's or Ross; whatever is on sale.
The portions I use for meal prep are 5 ounces of protein and about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of vegetables. I use this food scale from Amazon to portion it out accurately.
Serving Size 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 350
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 16g25%
- Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
- Protein 41g82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
These meals are good for 3 to 4 days in your fridge or if frozen they can last a few months.