When it comes to making consistent progress, whether that be in bulking up or trimming down, it’s no secret that diet is key!
But maintaining a healthy diet is hard. As soon as you set a goal it seems like everything in life works against you to hold you back, whether it’s long hours making you skip lunch or being forced to eat takeout due to lack of time.
If this sounds like you, then you need to try meal prepping! Meal prepping is essentially the process of planning and preparing your meals in advance. The key to effective meal preparation is making simple foods that will keep for up to three days in the fridge and can be easily reheated.
Just like our simple Mexican chicken with sweet potato! This meal is packed full of protein and low-GI slow-digesting carbohydrates and takes less than 15 minutes!
- 1 chicken breast, skin off
- 1/2 capsicum
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Mexican spices
- 2 small sweet potatoes
- Rinse the chicken breasts and remove any fatty parts, then cut into small cubes.
- Place the chicken into a bowl, coat with 1tbsp olive oil and mix thoroughly with the Mexican seasoning.
- On a separate chopping board, remove the skin from the sweet potato and cut into 3 or 4 smaller cubes. Cut up the capsicum and any other vegetables you would like to use.
- Boil some water in a pot on the stove; once boiling, add the sweet potato and cover for 10 minutes.
- In a frying pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil followed by the seasoned chicken and capsicum. Cook thoroughly.
- After 10 minutes both the chicken and the sweet potatoes should be thoroughly cooked through. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Mash the potatoes, add any greens such as beans or spinach on the side, and enjoy!
While this meal is only a single serving, it can easily be stretched out to make several meals for your lunches during the working week. Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of meals you need.
Not a fan of chicken? Not a problem! This meal can easily be made with turkey, beef mince, or steak strips.