Whether you’re all about the protein or you’re obsessed with tracking your nutritional intake, Cold Storage’s health and wellness range has all the meal prep ingredients you need.
We all know the benefits of nutritious eating habits, but sometimes, it’s difficult to find a healthy, pocket-friendly meal during a busy workday or a hectic weekend. That’s why we love the idea of meal prepping – it’s essentially preparing your meals (and even snacks) ahead of time so that you can keep it all in the fridge and bring it to the office each day. For affordable, fresh and accessible meal prep ingredients, we’re lovin’ the groceries from Cold Storage’s extensive health and wellness range.
Wanna eat well and live healthy? For busy mornings and office lunches that you can grab and go, here’s what to snag for your meal prep…
Gym buff: High protein, low carb diet
Can’t miss a workout sesh and the protein-loading that comes after? Whether you’re an aspiring personal trainer, a fitness model or an exercise enthusiast obsessed with keeping fit, we know you’re always on the lookout for a good high-protein, low-carb meal. Begin your morning with a fruit and protein smoothie by blending a serving of Crop’s frozen mixed berries and a scoop of Bob’s Red Mill pea whey protein powder.
Midday meals are where you can have your dose of chicken for a healthy protein fix. For each meal, we’d suggest you prepare one or two chicken breasts and a scoop of vegetables on the side. For convenience, a bag of Wattie’s mixed vegetables are the easiest to prepare – all you have to do is steam them up!
To make (and keep) those gains, you’ll have to stick to a healthy diet even during snack time. Here’s an idea: Steam or roast a couple handfuls of edamame beans in advance and bring them along with your pre-prepped lunch. These bite-sized treats are satiating, fun to eat and good for you too.
Avid dieter: Keto diet
Keto diets are all the rage now, and if you’re tempted to jump on the bandwagon, know that this is a high fat, low carb diet that is said to support weight loss. To get started, rise and shine with some Alpro UHT unsweetened almond milk.
For your daily lunch prep, we recommend you prepare two whole pasteurised eggs from Egg Story along with two servings of low carb greens like broccoli. Finally, add a dollop of guacamole or fresh avocado for your dose of omega three and healthy fats.
When it comes to snacks, you’ll be surprised to know that popcorn is keto-friendly as it’s a low-carb item that you can swap your usual bowl of chips for! So pick up the Orville Redenbacher’s pop-up bowl of popcorn for times when your snack cravings hit.
Health nut: Organic & vegan diet
Used to busy mornings? Overnight oats are a simple solution that you can take on the go. To prep your meal the night before, add a few scoops of Bob’s Red Mill organic whole grain quick cooking rolled oats with First Brew Almond Culture Quinoa for a vegan start to the day. Just grab a Mason jar and add one part oats and two parts quinoa milk-alternative into the mix, then pop it in the fridge. Rinse and repeat for the rest of the week, and you’ve got yourself a fuss-free breakfast!
Keep up your healthy efforts at work by bringing your lunch to the office – we’d suggest a meal of Emborg organic garden peas and Quorn vegan fishless fingers for a tasty treat. Prepare a serving of each for your weekday meal prep and that’s your super convenient vegan lunch sorted.
Can’t stop your craving for chips? You don’t have to go cold turkey, thanks to Cold Storage’s healthier options like the Vegan Cheeze Kale Chips. So go ahead and grab a pack to put on your desk for when you’re feeling peckish!
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