Meal Prepping 101: Muslces Are Made In The Kitchen

Why You Should Try Meal Prepping

You’ve been hitting the gym on a regular basis, eating better but you’re still not seeing the results. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle it all starts in the kitchen. Meal prepping might seem like a foreign concept, I know it was for me but it’s crucial for reaching your fitness goals. So what exactly meal prepping?  It’s nothing more than planning and cooking all of your meals in advance for the week.

What You Need To Know

Before you go buy a bunch of Banquet Salisbury Steak frozen dinners and call it meal prepping. You should know this will not get you any closer to your fitness goals, unless your goal is to be a fat ass. Sounds harsh but it’s the truth. The purpose of meal prepping is to eat real, healthy food. This will also help you to cut of the amount of processed foods as well as excess sugars and fats.  Each prepped meal would ideally include protein, carbs and healthy fats. Keep in mind, someone trying to lose weight would have a different meal prep than someone trying to bulk up. Below are a few great healthy meal ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner that could be easily prepped.

Breakfast: Lose Weight

  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1 Apple
  • 8oz. Milk

Breakfast: Bulk Up

  • 1 Scoop Protein (Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey is my preference)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1 Apple

Lunch: Lose Weight

  • 6oz. Chicken
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Rice
  • 1 Cup Vegetables

Lunch: Bulk Up

  • 8oz. Chicken
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 oz. Baked Potato
  • 1 Cup Vegetables

Dinner: Lose Weight

  • 6oz. Tilapia
  • 1/2 Cup Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Side Salad
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Dinner: Bulk Up

  • 8oz. 97/3 Lean Ground Beef
  • Whole Wheat Bun
  • 1/2 Cup Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Side Salad
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

For more great meal prep ideas and full weekly meal plans click here. If you have any meal prepping suggestions or meal plans you like I would love to hear about them. Leave a comment below! Be sure to follow WaterJugFitness on Twitter and Instagram. Also go check out the Water Jug Fitness YouTube channel.


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  1. Pingback: Simple 3,000 Calorie Bulking Meal Plan: Grocery List | Water Jug Fitness

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