I sent an email out to my subscribers, buttttttt I went on vacation about 2 weeks ago, so I didn’t post anything (until yesterday! Did you miss it? Here it is!) This is a prep from right before I left!
Before I left I meal prepped for my boyfriend, just a quick one! It only took 1 hour to make him meals for the week!
What did I make?
- Boneless country pork ribs
- Ground turkey
- Green beans
The pork ribs!
I started with these bad boys because I knew they’d take the longest. I set the oven to 380 degrees Fahrenheit, and got cracking on seasoning the boneless country-style pork ribs.
First off, I put them in a disposable pan (because clean up is way easier).
I grabbed out the salt, garlic powder, ground cumin, salt, and sesame ginger marinade and got to work.
I put about a 1/4 cup of the marinade, then added 2 tablespoons of garlic powder and cumin. 1 table spoon of salt and pepper. If it doesn’t seem like enough, add more! I eyeball it, so these are all estimates of how much I used. But, the picture below is what it looked like in the end.
Make sure you massage the marinade and seasonings into the slits of the ribs! Not sure if this helps, but it sure as hell can’t hurt the meal prep!
Moving on: ground turkey!
I pulled out 2 packaged of ground turkey and dumped them into a Tupperware container. Simple enough for this meal prep, eh?
I added the same seasonings as before, minus the sesame ginger marinade. For all you about to scroll up, it was just salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin!
This is a simple meal prep, but each meal tastes so different from each other!
I think you can see, I put a hefty amount of garlic powder and cumin, maybe 3 tablespoons. Then about, 1-1.5 tablespoons of salt and pepper! Nothing too fancy for this meal prep.
Just remember, you can always add but you can’t take away.
By this point, I put the ground turkey in the refrigerator for a few minutes, washed my hands, and got ready for the rice. I don’t have any pictures since it’s rice, but this is my favorite rice and this is the rice cooker I use. Nothing terribly fancy, but they’re my favorites.
I just measured out 4 cups of rice, rinse the rice a few times, then put 4 cups of water. I follow a 1:1 ratio because I don’t like clumpy rice. I also know 4 cups of rice will make the perfect amount for all of Trey’s meal prep, and he eats about 1.5 cups per meal.
Then I added some salt, garlic powder, and garlic oil! Then just let that guy do his job!
Meanwhile, I took a peek at the pork in the oven – not done yet! It had only been maybe 10 minutes since I put the pork in, so clearly it wasn’t going to be done yet, but I still wanted to check!
But, after about one hour in the oven, the pork cooked down, fat juices were running clear, and the tops were crispy! Perfection. They tasted great, too!
Coming all together
After cooking the ground turkey, which only took maybe 10 minutes, I was home-free! I just organized the Tupperware, and waited until the pork was done. Here are the finished ground turkey meals!
I measured out 1.5 cups of cooked rice, evenly divided the ground turkey into 4 containers (so about half a package in 1 container), and had enough green beans for 3 out of 4 meals.
I’m an idiot and forgot to get pictures of the pork, but they looked similar to these, except crispy pork ribs!
Trey (my boyfriend) is currently cutting, so he’s eating around 2,400 calories (I’m jealous as fuck since my cutting calories are about 1,500). So these meals might look hefty, but for him they work perfectly!
Hopefully this can inspire somebody to meal prep, even if it’s just for 3 days! Try it out, it’s not a big-fucking-deal like other people make it sound!