It’s safe to say meal prep is a tried-and-true habit that can help save you time, money, and find more balance in your diet. Plus, how satisfying is it to open the fridge and discover delicious dishes at the ready, amiright? But if you’re anything like us, prepping breakfast, lunch, and dinner ahead of time can sometimes feel a bit overbearing… unless you’ve got the right products. So, here are a few tips and meal prep ideas to help you get started — Kodiak style.
Start with one meal a day. Becoming a meal-prep master overnight is a lofty goal; and frankly, prepping three meals a day from the get-go may not be sustainable in the beginning. So, start with one meal a day and work your way to three. This can help prevent burnout and keep you motivated to stick with your meal-prep goals.
Prep from your pantry. Who knew your grocery store was so close? 😉 Your very own pantry can inspire meal prep ideas and, bonus, if you look all the way in the back you can incorporate foods you forgot you even had.
Load up major food groups. A major key to successful meal prep is balance, so you can feel satisfied after your meal. Include foods that hit different categories of the food pyramid. Luckily, Kodiak offers 100% whole grains and added protein in most of our products to help provide the nutrition needed to take on your day.
Keep it simple. Don’t overthink it – meal prepping doesn’t require extensive planning and shopping. Sometimes, the perfect meal only requires five ingredients or less.
If the idea of meal-prep is overwhelming, we’ll help you get on the right track. Try these few easy Kodiak recipes to kick your prep into high gear.
Why do we stress breakfast so much? Because it sets the tone for your entire day. Meal prep this super easy Double Chocolate Overnight Oats recipe that pack in the nutrition you need even when you’re rushing out the door. Trust us, a good breakfast = a great start to your day.
Whether you’re in between meetings, running errands, or catching a quick bike ride up the mountain, fuel up with a filling lunch to keep you satisfied all afternoon. This Pizza Waffles recipe is easy to prep so you can heat it and eat it whenever the lunch bell rings (figuratively or not).
Enjoy our Kodiak-take on a comforting classic — Pigs in a Blanket. While the directions may say serve immediately, prep these puppies (or should we say piglets?) ahead of time and store in the refrigerator overnight, or in the freezer for a few days. When you’re ready, just heat them up and add your favorite condiments for a delicious end to a perfect day.
Need to curb those mid-day cravings? Kodiak has several balanced snack options that fit right in your pocket – literally. Savor lip-smacking flavors like peanut butter chocolate chip, s’mores, cookie butter, chocolate, and more. Or, tame that sweet tooth by prepping this new Pancake Balls recipe ahead of time for a delicious, grab 'n go snack that requires just four pantry staple ingredients to make!
You see folks, meal prep can be quite simple. In fact, it’s an easy habit to form that can help ease your heavy load throughout the week. And when you’ve got Kodiak in your corner, you get the taste and nutrition needed to take on the day!