As much as we’d like to say we meal prep every Sunday, we’d be lying. Some weekends just escape us and when they do, the week that follows is one of throw-together meals and takeout.
To prevent those weeks from sabotaging your fitness goals, it’s good to have two things on hand: a well-stocked, nutritious pantry and easy, whip-up recipes. For the former, pick up these versatile staples, for the latter, we’ve helped you out below.
This recipe, which comes from the cookbook, Craving by Sandra Mahut, is a healthy take on satay noodles. It has minimal ingredients and maximal flavour and takes just 20 minutes to prep and cook.
200 g (7 oz) rice noodles
boiling water, as required
1 tablespoon shelled unsalted peanuts
2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
½ organic lime, plus wedges, to serve
1 pinch of hot paprika (optional)
3 tablespoons homemade peanut butter (see below)
juice of ½ lime
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 tablespoon soy sauce (salt-reduced if possible)
2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
1 pinch of chilli powder
+ Tips and Tricks… You can also add a small, well-cooked chicken breast fillet.
Recipes and images from Craving by Sandra Mahut (Murdoch Books).