I love the weekend, I look so forward to the weekend, I treasure my weekends! So when I tell you that taking an hour on your Saturday or Sunday can help make your week that much easier, I understand how precious those weekend hours are.
There are a couple simple things that I like to prep in just an hour or two on a lazy Sunday afternoon that help me pack a weekday breakfast, assemble the mid-week lunch, and get a busy weeknight dinner on the table.
2. Roast a large pan of vegetables. Choose your favourites and you can easily throw them into your salad lunch or pasta or enjoy them as a simple side dish at any dinner.
3. Cook up the protein of your choice. Whether it be salmon, tofu, eggs, shrimp, chicken, or beef, throw a couple extra pieces on the bbq, in the oven or pot and you’ve got an easy dinner or lunch option for any day of the week.
5. Make a big batch of salad dressing. I know, we’ve said it so many times, but homemade salad dressing is so easy and just so much tastier than the store-bought variety. Make a large jar full and store it in your fridge for the upcoming week.
6. Prep and portion out your snacks. Do you like munching on carrots? Snacking on yogurt? Or picking on some nuts and dried fruit? Portion them out into baggies or tupperware and it will save you time (and money) during the busy week ahead.In addition to these simple and easy tips, you could assemble a triple batch of overnight oats or homemade yogurt snacks to store in the fridge. You could also cook up large batches of your favourite soups and chills or assemble a batch of lunch burritos to keep in the freezer.
So I know, your weekend time is oh so precious, but just setting a side an hour will make a Monday evening seem as relaxing as a weekend afternoon. So now tell us, what are some of your weekend prep tips? We’d love to hear!