It is SO HARD to stay on a consistent and healthy diet while in medical school. On those long class days, all you want is something quick and easy to eat, no matter if it’s healthy or not. Medical students are constantly exhausted and don’t always have time to make it to the gym for daily exercise. Long study sessions require fast energy that can often be found in candy bars and other sugary snacks.Before I started medical school, I had a consistent workout plan and was very health-conscious of my food. Once I started school, it became very hard to maintain that routine because I was constantly on the go, and constantly tired. I opted for fast food and easy meals instead of having what was healthy and good for me. Once I realized that I needed to make a change, I looked up some easy recipes that would yield many portions that I was able to keep in separate containers for fast and healthy meals. Check out some of my newfound favorites below:
- Salmon, brussel sprouts, and rice pilaf
- Baked chicken strips, roasted onions/bell peppers, and couscous
- Pork chops, mashed potatoes, and asparagus
- Pasta and Caesar salad
- Ground turkey, brown rice, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and bell peppers (burrito bowl)
What are some of your go-t0 healthy recipes for meal prepping?