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The best 8-ingredient-or-less dinner meal prep recipes

If you’ve ever meal prepped before, you’ll know how life-changing it can be. An hour or two in the kitchen once a week can make all the difference to your food choices throughout the week. Whether it’s coming home to a healthy dinner after a stressful work day or a having nutritious breakfast waiting in the morning – meal prep just makes everything easier. That said, if you’re not a seasoned chef or even just someone who ventures into their kitchen very much, many meal prep recipes might turn you off. You might be on Pinterest just looking for a simple…

19 dinner meal prep recipes that take 60 minutes or less

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a solid meal prep routine has the power to change lives. How do I know that? It’s changed mine. The reason meal prep is so effective for transforming lifestyles for the better is because it saves the most important thing of all – time. Time is a finite resource. The biggest reason people find themselves making unhealthy choices is usually due to a lack of time. But meal prep can change all of that. Dinner is a sticking point for plenty of us. After a long (possibly stressful) day, the…

Meal Prep Snack: Apple Pie Protein Balls

There’s two types of people in the world: people who snack, and people who don’t snack. Some people are perfectly content with two or three big meals a day but others need to eat six+ times to stop themselves from committing murder at 3pm. I get it. Personally, I have a fear of being hungry. Although I don’t always snack, I do often have some type of food on me at most times – you know, in case of low blood sugar or extreme hunger pains and what not. And especially if I’m going somewhere all day and don’t know…

Meal Prep Protein Pancakes

Have you gotten around to trying Instagram-famous protein pancakes? If you haven’t, I’d advise you to drop everything and quickly whip up this super easy and macronutrient-balanced breakfast recipe! And if that’s a little inconvenient at the present moment, I’d suggest pinning it for later (and follow my page while you’re at it!). Protein pancakes are almost too good to be true. They have the same texture, feel and taste as the ones made with white flour, chunks of butter and refined sugar. Sure, traditional pancakes make a fantastic treat, but they probably contain a few too many empty calories…

Clean rocky road

Have you been enjoying healthy desserts and treats month in the Shape University community? If for some crazy reason you’re not a part of it, click here to sign up now. Not only do you get tasty Tuesday recipes and Sunday motivation emails straight to your inbox, you also get FREE access to the Shape University healthy living resource library! This month we’ve been talking about the benefits of a majority approach to healthy living. Just like the name “majority approach” implies, it involves making the healthy choice the majority of the time. Bet you’ve never heard that suggestion before…

Meal prep breakfast: baked oatmeal muffins

I’ve been getting a few requests to bring back the free challenges and themed months that I started last year. Some of your favourites were the meal prep challenge, lunch prep month and the intermittent fasting challenge. So I thought this month we could go back to basics and start with breakfast meal prep. Although I’ve spoken about the benefits of intermittent fasting (only eating in an 8-hour window), I certainly don’t think breakfast is evil. In fact, even when I am intermittent fasting, I still eat breakfast but just later on in the day. The benefits of breakfast meal…

Chocolate chia pudding

The chocolate season is nearly upon us. Is it just me or is grocery shopping 10 times harder at Easter time? Everywhere you look there’s chocolate! Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, Easter-themed chocolate boxes. Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! You might be conscious of the chocolate cravings this subtle advertising can induce, or maybe you can’t figure out why you’re experiencing a strong appetite for the stuff late at night. Either way, constantly telling yourself you can’t have chocolate at Easter time probably won’t be that effective – and it’s definitely not much fun. Health benefits of chocolate Chocolate is often…

Healthy Berry Frozen Yoghurt Bark

Were you ever a sucker for the “frozen yoghurt is definitely a healthier choice than ice cream” trap? It’s just so easy to fall into. Never in your wildest dream would you think that fruity frozen yoghurt would have the same if not more sugar than ice cream. I mean, there’s pictures of berries and fruit on the front and something written about the benefits of probiotics! But alas, like with most foods that are marketed as a healthier choice, frozen yoghurt is rarely as good for you as it’s made out to be. In fact, most brands of frozen…

Summer Rice Paper Rolls

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about rice paper rolls. But since the weather is getting warmer, I’ve noticed they’re slowly but surely creeping back into my meal choices. And with summer time, comes summer foods. No one wants to sit down to spicy curries or heavy soups when it’s hot outside – let alone cook them. I’ve always found it easier to eat better in summer because the healthy foods available make you want to eat healthy. I’m talking about smoothies, salads, sorbets, wraps, and of course my favourite, rice paper rolls. I think my favourite thing about…

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