Why I Meal Prep Staple Items:
Every week I like to mix up how I meal prep. Some weeks I focus on batch cooking, where I will make actual recipes and have the meals already prepared. Other weeks I like to meal prep staples so I can make a variety of meals during the week. With everything already being meal prepped, during the week I just have to assemble a variety of meals for us.
Tips for preparing staple items for the week:
- Have a game plan, as far as how you will incorporate these staple items into a variety of meals.
- I like to brainstorm about 2-3 meals using the staple items.
- Mix it up, if you stick to the same meal everyday you will easily become bored and will resort to buying the not so healthy fast food items.
Option 1 using instant pot tomatillo salsa chicken:
Make a fun taco bar or nacho bar using the tomatillo salsa chicken. This is a fun idea if you are entertaining or have a family, because each person can customize their meals based off their preferences.
Option 2 using the tomatillo salsa chicken:
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good quesadilla? This is one of our favorites over here and makes for the perfect quick dinner option.
Option for using the instant pot BBQ chicken:
I kept mine simple by making a loaded BBQ chicken bowl with air fried plantains, and my mayo free coleslaw. But you can easily turn these into sandwiches using your favorite rolls, or sweet potato sliders.