Meal Prep Low Carb
During the winter season, we always catch ourselves with a few extra pounds on the scale. Logically, with all the delicious Santa Clauses and chocolates. For many, the extra kilos then awaken the need to lose a little weight. A great way to achieve this goal is to change your diet to low carb. You say you don’t have time for it? There is a solution. The most common reason for being overweight is often the time factor, but if you start with Meal Prep, then there is no excuse anymore and also for your overall health this way of eating is suitable.
What does “low carb” mean?
Low carb is a form of nutrition in which you make a reduction in carbohydrates. There are many gradations from a small reduction to a ketogenic diet, where you eat almost no carbohydrates. Since your body actually needs carbohydrates for energy, you balance the energy intake with protein and fats. This means that you only eat foods that fill your fat stores, but not your carbohydrate stores. These foods include, for example, those in the following list. You can always check the packaging for reference.
- Fish (especially salmon)
- Dairy products
How does low carb work?
Surely you are asking yourself now, how you should lose weight, if you eat more fats. It is very simple. When your carbohydrate store is empty or only just full, your body takes energy from other stores. It then burns the fats that are in your body. Of course, this is a big adjustment for your body and it’s not uncommon to have headaches at the beginning of the transition. It’s just a sign from your body that it’s changing and will be drawing energy from your fats from then on.
Recipe: low carb salmon with oven vegetables
A suitable Meal Prep recipe for Meal Prep low carb is the following. It contains with the salmon and vegetables good suppliers for the fat stores and is very low in carbohydrates. If you want to eat this dish several times a week, then you should directly take large quantities of all the ingredients and divide them in portions at the end among your Meal Prep boxes. This will save you valuable time at lunch at home or at the office. The ingredients can all be bought at weekly markets and are thus very fresh. However, you should eat this Meal Prep low carb dish right at the beginning of the week because it doesn’t keep very long and loses flavor quickly. Or you can freeze it and keep the flavor.
The ingredients chosen all contain very low carbs and good fats. Especially the salmon, which is the main ingredient of the Meal Prep low carb recipe, belongs to a very healthy food source. It is also on our superfood list, among others. Depending on your taste, you can use spices and make your work colleagues jealous with a creative arrangement in your Meal Prep boxes.
- Olive oil
- Paprika powder
- Salt & pepper
The preparation is quite simple and goes quickly. That’s why it’s perfect for any Meal Prep plan. After all, you want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. You start by slicing the zucchini and mushrooms. Don’t forget to wash them off first. After that, the peppers and tomatoes are also cut and put in a container with the zucchini and mushrooms, which will not melt in the oven. Onions and garlic are also added to the batch, and for a good dose of flavor you mix everything with olive oil and paprika powder. Of course, salt and pepper must not be missing. Now comes the main protagonist of the dish: salmon. Wash it and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Then you put the whole thing in your preheated oven and let it rest there for a while.
The eye eats with you!
It is well known that the eye eats with the dish. After the dish has cooled, pack it in portions into your Meal Prep containers and put the thyme on top of the salmon and vegetables as a cherry on top. There you go, your Meal Prep low carb meal for the next day or even the whole next few days that will also help you lose weight. Why not send us a picture of your finished meal or even several meals in your Meal Prep plan containers.
Since fish doesn’t keep very long and loses flavor quickly, the low carb dish should be on your Meal Prep Plan as early as Monday and Tuesday, and no later than Wednesday. But if you absolutely want to eat it later in the week, then freeze it. This will also preserve the flavor longer. It’s also a good idea that you use stackable containers. However, that goes for food prepping in general.