The saying goes; ‘Preparation is the key to success' and this applies to almost everything - none more so to maintaining a clean, healthy diet and nutrition. In today’s busy life we may find ourselves time poor especially when it comes to meals, which can often resort to take away foods. This is a double whammy because we all know this isn’t healthy for our bank accounts or bodies!
To help you out, we have prepped six days worth of lunches, dinners and snacks which can be stored easily in your freezer or refrigerator ready to go. These meals combine a mix of our delicious products (SuperDip Mix & Quinoa Risotto range) plus mouth-watering recipes on our blog.
Protein Source: Place half the chicken mix in a large bowl and marinate with half of the Smokey BBQ SuperDip Mix plus 1 tbsp of olive oil. Do the same with the remaining chicken but use the Tangy Turmeric SuperDip Mix. (*Note: you can use 1 packet SuperDip Mix for 1kg of chicken, however if you want to have more variation, we recommend using 2 SuperDip Mixes to change it up.) Place the chicken on a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes at 170°. For those who are vegan, you can use tofu which tastes delicious marinated in any of the SuperDip Mixes.
Carbohydrates: We’ve used our mouth-watering Quinoa Risottos, which also pack in protein and are gluten free. 1 packet will give you 2 serves so you’ll need 3 packets of your favourite Quinoa Risotto. We went with 2 Mediterranean Tomato & Herb packets plus 1 Spiced Pumpkin Curry. We also added in more veggies for extra nutrition. Cherry tomatoes, mushroom and fresh basil go perfectly in the Mediterranean Tomato & Herb and green beans, carrot and fresh parsley are an excellent addition to the Spiced Pumpkin Curry.
Assemble: Once you’ve cooked all your components, simply divide the mixture evenly into 6 plastic containers, keep 3 in the fridge ready to go and freeze the remaining (the night before you can take out 1 container to defrost for lunch the following day).
Protein Source: Often when people think protein they think meat, however this is definitely not the case, legumes and lentils plus quinoa pack in a great source of protein so we’ve decided to make dinner meatless! We made Quinoa Flake Falafels and Quinoa Kofta Patties
Vegies: To accompany the falafel and kofta patties, we made our delicious Pumpkin Chips with Smokey BBQ SuperDip mix, And of course you can’t forget your greens so we added our Turmeric Chilli Greens, and doubled the recipe.
Assemble: Place 3 Quinoa Flake Falafels in 3 containers (freeze remaining) and 2-3 Quinoa Kofta Patties in the other 3 containers (freeze remaining). We recommend making the Smokey BBQ SuperDip Mix up in a separate container, enough for 3 meals. You can store this in the fridge and place a dollop on your pumpkin chips after you’ve heated your meals up. This also applies for the Creamy Turmeric Sauce to accompany the Quinoa Flake Falafels.
We’ve included a range of 4 snacks which you can alternate during the week depending on your preferences. This includes our delicious Mango Coconut Truffles, Tricolour Quinoa & Veggie Egg Muffins plus fruit (we choose apples), and chopped veggies to enjoy with our SuperDip Mix. Use half the dip mix for each flavour and mix with half the required serve of yoghurt. This will give you 2 serves of each dip. (*Note: we mixed our Smokey BBQ with hummus, Tangy Turmeric with coconut yoghurt and Spinach, Herb & Onion with regular natural yoghurt- there are options for all dietary requirements!)
Happy meal prepping Morlife tribe! Don't forget to tag us @morlife_ on Instagram in your amazing meal prep shots, we love seeing them!