Eating out daily can bleed out your wallet and add a few extra pounds to your frame. Unfortunately not everyone wants to sacrifice sleep to wake up earlier to make a lunch for work. So here’s the secret: grill all your veggies and meats for the work week during the weekend. All you have to do is bring your freshly cut meats and veggies out to your propane grill on your Sunday afternoon and prepare your meals for the week. This routine is perfect for those who work 8-5 jobs or college students on the go. Here are a few grilled recipes for meal prepping on the weekend:
If you have never grilled anything in your life, don’t be intimidated by this process. To make the perfect grilled veggies all you need to do is stick them on the grill with a little bit of seasoning or a hint of lemon and flip them from side to side. The rule goes if the veggie is shaped like strip then you let it grill for 5-6 minutes on each side, leaves 3-4 minutes, and spheres 2-3 minutes. If you live at the dorms and don’t have access to a grill, you can always sear your veggies by placing them on tin foil over a pan. Once they are done you can stuff the veggies in a tortilla with cheese and beans to make some tacos or a quesadilla.
Using cold grilled veggies
If you don’t have time to microwave your food, try putting your veggies into a cold combination such as a grilled veggie salad with your favorite vegetables and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Grill the veggies like you normally put then refrigerate them with pasta of your choice.
To add on to your meal, be sure to grill some protein such as chicken, shrimp, veggie burgers or even carne asada. Seasoning these meats correctly is the crucial part to making a delicious meal! You can make it as spicy or salty as you want. And the combinations with your grilled veggies are endless! For starters you can pair up your grilled goods with rice or stuff them into a flour tortilla to make fajitas. Make kabobs out of shrimp, pineapple and bell peppers for a more exotic island taste!
If you have a sweet tooth instead of chowing down on calorie-ridden candy bar, opt out for some grilled desserts such as fruit skewers with a sweetened cream cheese dip. Be sure to check out our Propane and Grilling Pinterest board for more recipes and tips for your meal prep.
Do you have any yummy recipes or grilling tips to share? What’s your favorite veggie to grill? Share in the comments below!