I meal prepped three days of baked salmon lunches for my husband and here are my top five reasons why you should start doing the same.
1. Meal prepping is a time saver. The amount of time that it took to make six baked salmon and asparagus lunches is the same amount of time as one. You are baking once and you are cleaning up once.
2. This is a good way to stay on top of your diet goals. By prepping your meals ahead you can portion control and have something healthy and ready to eat. No longer will you have to decide last minute or on the go what to have.
3. You can save money by buying food in bulk and you also save money by making lunch opposed to buying out. These six meals cost about $15 so $2.50 a lunch. That’s cheaper than a Happy Meal at Mcdonald’s!
4. Decreases Food waste. By grocery shopping with intention of meal prepping you are not buying random items that you may not need or will go bad before eating all.
5. Peace of mind knowing what’s in your food. By cooking and preparing your own food, you can control what’s in it. The amount of salt, oil etc…
- 3-4 salmon fillets
- ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 tbsp. minced ginger
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1¼ cup cooked quinoa
- 1 asparagus bundle
- In small bowl whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper. Pour over salmon and let marinade for 30 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 400˚F degrees. In large baking dish add salmon and asparagus. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
- Serve with Salmon and asparagus with cooked quinoa.