• Tara Simone

5 Minute Meal Prep using Frozen Foods

Only five minutes to a healthy meal using these frozen foods. Lots of veggies and protein without hours of cooking or meal prep Sunday's. Click here for quick and healthy meal prep recipes!

We LOVE a quick and healthy meal without the price tag of Whole Food salad bar. With Sasha being a night shift nurse, I eat all my meals alone Sunday-Wednesday. If you're like me, you won't just cook for yourself which is why I love doing a little meal prepping and relying a lot on frozen meals. No, not frozen pizza and ice cream. Real healthy meals like Cauliflower Gnocchi from Trader Joes or frozen stir fry mixed with pre made proteins. Here is how I meal prep in just 5 minutes a day with my microwave!

My main focus each week is getting in as many veggies as I can! My nutrition plan 2B Mindset always says "water first, veggies most" which is exactly what I do. Before every meal I drink 8oz of water and aim for at least every meal to be 25% vegetables and 25% lean protein. Here is how I do that without just eating chicken and broccoli this week using mostly frozen foods.

Protein Bases

This literally takes 5 minutes of prep every week! I prefer Sunday's, but it truly doesn't matter. All I do is bake some chicken breast with this seasoning in a 350F oven for 20 minutes (or until internal temp is 165F). I also cook up ground turkey meat in a skillet with the same seasoning.

Some weeks I prep some fresh veggies for snacks and cut up all my lettuce, but otherwise that is all I do other than these delicious egg cups and Shakeology I always have for breakfast.

You can store both proteins in the fridge inside airtight containers like these. The inner nutrition major in me wants to say eat within 3 days of cooking, but unless it smells or is slimy we still eat it up to a week later. Do with that what you will haha.

Frozen Favorites

Now to make those proteins a full meal! Luckily, frozen veggies still hold a lot of nutrients even sometimes better than fresh. With all my meals my goal is veggies most so here are my absolute favorites!

Cauliflower Rice

I put that sh*t in everything - burrito bowls, stir fry, turkey chili, EVERYTHANG for extra veggies.

Here's a few of my favorite recipes:

  • Burrito Bowls:

  • heat cauliflower rice in bowl according to bag