Venturing into your own business has lots of risks. The quarantine life isn’t making things any easier. Meal prepping has benefits—even if the task seems daunting. Having accessibility, structure, and snacking healthy will make you more efficient in both the office and kitchen. By preparing meals for the week, you will be able to focus more on your business.

In order to prepare meals for the week, we have to start with the container. Every retailer claims to stock the best meal prep container. Plastic? Glass? 2 compartments or 3? Here’s our personal favorite:

Rubbermaid Brilliance Storage Containers

Entrepreneur meal prepping ideas in home kitchen
Entrepreneur meal prepping ideas in home kitchen

It’s 100% leak-proof, BPA free Tritan plastic that keeps food fresh and secure. They’re as clear as glass, plus stain and odor-resistant, which keeps the container always looking like new. The lids have built-in vents that allow reheating to be splatter-less. These containers are dishwasher and freezer safe, perfect for the long week ahead! They can be purchased here.

Meal Prep Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Crockpots are crucial because cooking with them is as easy as throwing everything together and getting back to work. Pre-cut vegetables during the weekend to save time during the week. Also, organize your meals in containers on Sundays, that way you’re ready to go during the week. Even though you’re at home, it is a time saver!

Real Talk, Diet

Now, the most important bit: the diet. The CDC states that the #1 killer in the US today is heart disease, followed by cancer. A frightening fact: One person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. The CDC claims, “high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices (diabetes, overweight & obesity, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol use), put people at a higher risk.”

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2020 has not gone as planned. Quarantine life has revealed unhealthy habits in many. I, myself, am guilty of munching on unhealthy snacks while binging on Netflix. These last five months have been challenging, but food shouldn’t be one of them. It can be easy for anyone to prepare meals, even if you’re running your own business at home. Here are some healthy meal prep ideas for entrepreneurs you can do!

Healthy and Easy

Entrepreneur pouring oats into bowl to make oatmeal
Entrepreneur pouring oats into bowl to make oatmeal

Heart-healthy and delicious, oats. Overnight oats, to be precise. By having these oats prepped for the next day, you will make your life easier. A healthy, filling, grab, and go meal will keep you satisfied and full until lunchtime. Here are a couple of quick healthy recipes.

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Espresso Overnight Oats with Salted Date Caramel

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats

Easy Healthy Snack Recipes

Vegan hummus with sweet potato and canned artichokes meal prep ideas for entrepreneurs
Vegan hummus with sweet potato and canned artichokes meal prep ideas for entrepreneurs

Tired of the usual: chips, crackers, anything prepackaged? Here are healthy alternatives to get you through your next meal!

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Skilly Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Dip

Sweet Potato Hummus

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Healthy Lunches

Thai lettuce wraps on plate meal prep ideas for entrepreneurs
Thai lettuce wraps on plate meal prep ideas for entrepreneurs

Lunch can sometimes leave you craving something else, after. Here are some recipes that will keep you full until dinner rolls around.

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Baked Cheddar Sweet Potato Fritters

Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

Southwestern Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Healthy Dinners

Spicy homemade chicken tortilla soup meal prep ideas for entrepreneurs with cheese, cilantro, and lime
Spicy homemade chicken tortilla soup meal prep ideas for entrepreneurs with cheese, cilantro, and lime

After a long day, the last thing you want to worry about is having to cook, again. Here we have some simple, healthy, and tasty make-ahead dinners, that will leave you filling satisfied both on the inside and out.

Carnitas Burrito Bowl

Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale

Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Brown Rice

Stuffed Pepper Steak Quinoa Casserole

Working from home is the new normal. Although, you’re bombarded by emails, remember your health and well being comes first. Creating meals and having them accessible while working will boost your health and productivity. Give some of these a try!

Have any more meal prep ideas for entrepreneurs? Let us know down in the comments.

This article originally published on GREY Journal.