For the next couple of days, I’m going to be posting really easy meal prep ideas that I’ve used in the past, for busy work weeks.
Alot of my meal prep recipes either use the crock-pot, or the oven. I LOVE my crock-pot when I meal prep — it makes coming home from a hard days work feel like a reward when you have a nice hot meal waiting for you. (The last thing I want to do when I come home from cooking all day at the restaurant, is to cook even more.)
This first one is a recipe I learned from an old roommate, and have been using it ever since. Not only is it very easy to prep — it’s incredibly healthy and packed full of awesome veggies.
This soup is light enough for a summer’s day, but also nice to have on a cold winter night.
Kielbasa Sausage Stew (Paleo)
(This recipe will make enough for 2 freezer bags. Each bag can serve 2-3 people)
- 1 package of keilbasa sausage (you can honestly use any type of sausage you want and it will turn out delicious)
- 1 celery heart
- 2 potatoes
- 1 head of broccoli
- 6 medium sized carrots
- 1 bag of mixed veggies
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 tbspn minced garlic
- Dice all ingredients into bite sized pieces, and put into a freezer bag!
Stick it into the freezer, and it will last for months – maybe even years. This is literally the easiest thing to make… super delicious, extremely healthy.
Now, when you’re ready to warm it up, dump the contents of the bag into a crock pot, and add a couple cans of broth (enough to submerge everything) and then just set it on low (or high… depending on when you want it to be ready), and let it cook until the potatoes are tender.
What I ended up doing is making vegetable stock with all the left over veggie bits from chopping. I just jar it up and keep it in the fridge, and then pour it in when I’m ready to cook the stew.
This is by far one of the easiest meal prep recipes that I know of. And considering it’s all mostly veggies — it’s actually really tasty.