Whether you’re a keen weightlifter, a pro runner or a workout-when-can kind of person, great nutrition is essential for maximising your gains. Eating all of the protein your body needs can be difficult, but it’s essential for rebuilding muscle after intensive training, as well as increasing performance and speeding up recovery.
Want to know the key to achieving your nutritional goals? Meal prep.
In this blog, we’ve collated some of our best healthy meal prep ideas to ensure you can get the most out of your diet – even when you’re short on time.
3 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas for Maximum Muscle Gains
1. Piri Piri Salmon
Salmon is a winning ingredient for anyone looking to skyrocket their muscle gains. It is rich in protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles, bones, and other tissues in the body. Protein is also important for maintaining a healthy immune system, producing enzymes and hormones, and regulating blood sugar levels. As well as being super high in protein, it’s also great for heart health, rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke. They are also important for brain function – so opt for a salmon meal if you feel your productivity needs a boost!
2. Turkey-based meal prep
If it’s muscle you seek, turkey is the ultimate treasure. Every mouthful of this popular ingredient is packed with protein, but it’s also leaner than chicken – perfect for those looking to reduce their fat intake. As well as having a lengthy list of health benefits on offer, turkey makes a great option for healthy meal prep because it keeps well in the fridge or freezer.
At The Good Prep, we’re completely obsessed with our Turmeric Turkey prepared meals. Available as part of our premium meal prep service, this deliciously earthy recipe comes paired with a side of beetroot noodles or a stack of crunchy veggies.
Check out our menu here – you can even filter out our high-protein dishes to check out our most muscle-friendly meal prep options!
3. DIY Taco Bowl
Creating your own taco bowl is a great way to pack in all of the protein you need, as well as hitting your daily fibre goals too. Step up the Mexican heat with plenty of jalapeños or keep it cool with a hearty dose of sour cream – the choices really are endless.
To make your own meal prep taco bowls, simply layout your containers and select your top choices from the following list of ingredients:
- Turkey mince, fried off in 1 tsp of paprika, chilli powder and oregano
- Beef mince, fried off in 1 tsp of cumin, paprika, onion powder and garlic
- Shredded chicken thighs, baked in 1 tsp of paprika and olive oil
- Mixed taco beans (tinned is fine, but drain before adding!)
- Sweet corn
- Brown rice
- Cauliflower rice
- Mixed peppers
- Sliced avocado
- Sliced lime
- Sour cream
Want to Know More About Our Healthy Meal Prep Service?
At The Good Prep, we believe fast and fresh is always possible. That’s why we offer a bespoke meal prep service that allows you to choose protein-packed meals, snacks, juices and more that slot perfectly into your lifestyle.
Start building your healthy meal plans today for maximum muscle gains, only at The Good Prep.