Meal prep is something we see everywhere, right? It’s great to include meal prep into your week so that it keeps you on track, keeps you eating healthy and saves you money!
I’m super excited to share these tips with you, to keep your meal prep on point throughout these summer months (uhhh…. hello delicious fresh salads!) If you’re feeling a little bored of your meal prep, keep reading to learn 5 ways to refresh your meals for summer!
It may be getting warmer but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your roast veggies. Roasting a tray of vegetables is one of the easiest things to do, when it comes to meal prep. For a summer switch, throw roast veggies into a spinach salad with a light dressing and some crumbled feta – perfect for lunch! My big tip for roast vegetables is to always add a handful of Mix-a-mato tomatoes on top – they burst with flavour when roasting and stop the veggies from drying out.
Light herbs like coriander, basil and parsley are in abundance in summer and they pair perfectly with tomatoes to add zesty summer flavours to your favourite meals. I love prepping a herb salsa so that I have it handy to top grilled salmon for dinner (I live on this dish), on sourdough for lunch, or even on eggs at brekkie.
Simple salads are a winning summer dish to add to your meal rotation as they take hardly any prep time! My two minute, go-to tomatoes cut in half and mixed with mozzarella cheese, basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Done! This is a delicious light salad that is packed full of flavour, keeps well for lunchtime leftovers, and is pretty enough for weekend get togethers.
Pasta is another great base for meal prepping that switches from winter to summer with ease. To keep my pasta light for summer, I load up on pesto and add Mix-a-Mato tomatoes for gorgeous, bright summer colours and tastes. My Mix-a-Mato tomato and pesto pasta salad is a meal prep regular that can be eaten warm or cold as a salad. I use it for lunches and dinners by the pool!
Because it is a perfect mix of ripe tomatoes. In summer I like to keep any dressing light, think about combinations like citrus (not just lemon, try lime and orange too) simply paired with olive oil. Fresh produce and a light dressing sings summer.
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