I generally don’t get much into meal prep for a couple of reasons. One is that I’m more likely to make better decisions about my food if I get to eat something I’m “in the mood” for, and another is that I really don’t have time, space, motivation to pack a bunch of little containers to carry around with me.
I do have my own form of meal prep that I do on a weekly basis however. I will gather up a few produce items and roast them and clean and marinate some proteins so they are easy to cook when I get home late from the gym. This is especially great during grilling season (yay summer!) where you can pretty much count on any piece of meat with oil salt and pepper being pretty tasty.
Another item I make during my “Sunday cookin'”(say this with a nice thick philly brogue) is roasted sweet potatoes. Easy peasy post training carb without a lot of fuss. They last a full week in the fridge and they are super easy to heat up either on the grill in foil or in a pan on the stove. The other nice thing about this is I only have to have my oven on once for the whole week during the summer heat. You could certainly go the plain route and wrap them in foil and roast them whole, but this is a super tasty option that we like best.
It’s not so much a recipe as a “to taste” kinda thing:
2 Japanese sweet potatoes (sub regular as well)
Skin on, sliced into 1/2″ rounds
Avocado oil (spray is easiest!)
Turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon, sea salt
Foil lined baking sheet
- Spray the baking sheet with oil and lay sweet potato slices into one flat layer. Don’t crowd them so they have room to get crispy all around.
- Spray the tops of the potato slices with avocado oil, as sprinkle generously with all your spices. You could also do ginger, allspice, dried herbs, etc.)
- Roast at 375° F for around 12 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.
- Flip at this point to crispy the other side of the potatoes and roast until golden brown and slightly crisp on both sides.
- Pro tip: if you let them get really crispy you are actually eating sweet potato fries haha