Feeling a bit knackered or getting that afternoon "energy crash" lately? We know the feeling. And we very well know that this can lead to unhealthy snacking and sugary cravings.
The good thing is, it doesn’t have to. The best way to keep this feeling at bay is to load up on protein, such as biltong, as it gives you that boost of energy and keeps you feeling fuller for longer so you naturally won’t feel the need to be snacking all day.
And one good way to make sure you do get your protein up is by meal prepping. Planning and making your meals ahead of time and in big batches can help you save time (your food is already made), money (no need for expensive takeout!), and keep you on track with healthy eating habits (you know exactly what you’re putting into your body).
Yes, meal prepping takes commitment but the time you spend preparing your meals in advance is actually a whole lot less than what you'd collectively spend cooking meals before or after busy work days.
So make your life easier with these simple and tasty meal prep ideas that’ll take you no time to whip up and keep you in top shape.
For a full list of recipes, check out our biltong recipe guide.
This one is definitely a no brainer, super easy to make and doesn’t really require much cooking apart from the time it spends in the oven. Egg breakfast cups may have already popped up once or twice on your meal prepping research but have you found one that’s super high in protein? Egg and cheese are definitely a powerful protein combo in itself, but add some biltong to get that extra protein and to just make it even more tasty! Try this Biltong Breakfast Cup recipe.
Tuna and Edamame? Now you’re really talking protein. Both are known to be really high protein, healthy, and nutrient rich (they even made the list on our Top 10 High Protein Snacks). So having them together in your meal prep with a side of greens or bowl of grains will definitely keep your energy up throughout the day.
Hard boiled eggs are easily one of the best sources to get that protein fix and keep you full for a long while. So how about making hard boiled eggs the usual topper to your favorite salad to make it heartier and protein rich like this one? This actually has a touch more protein thanks to the addition of some flavourful biltong - try it with our Garlic & Rosemary biltong, you won’t regret it.
Meatballs are great to make ahead as you can easily add it to any meal like a meatball sub, a stew or sauce, or a simple but tasty protein source for the usual mixed veg. We think it’s best to opt for grass fed or pasture fed beef because it has lower saturated fats (25% to 50% lower, to be exact) and higher levels of nutrients like omega 3 and beta-carotene. We talk more about the importance of choosing pasture fed meat here.
Roasted veggies like carrots, broccoli, green beans, and bell peppers keep, freeze, and reheat deliciously. Just toss them with some olive oil and your favourite herbs and spices and pop them in the oven. So no more excuses that you can’t have your greens! Need to up the protein? This is why having our biltong always ready is essential - open a pack of any of our biltong flavours and add it as a topper. Now that’s how you spruce up your roasted veg. Give this Veggie Tray Bake with Biltong a go.