Are you ever in for a treat! We’ve got four quick-and-easy meal prep ideas from our amazing Fitmark Ambassadors. Because meal prep shouldn’t be boring and more importantly, it shouldn’t stress you out. So pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable, cooking class is in session.
When we spoke to Fitmark Ambassador Kevin Ginther in the summertime, he told us about his philosophy towards fitness and how he’s applied it to so many other areas of his life. In Life Lessons of Fitness, he told us:
Physical fitness is something that can’t be bought, you have to work for it. That work ethic can be applied to anything you do in life. Fitness has taught me how to overcome obstacles.
As a health professional, Kevin applies this same passion to motivate his clients. He says it’s the best feeling in the world seeing the look in his client’s eyes when they start reaching their goals. It’s a winning combination of putting the work in the gym and putting the time in the kitchen! Thankfully, with meal prep, getting your food ready in advance gives you more time to enjoy the fun stuff, like Kevin’s burrito bowl. Simply throw these ingredients together in a burrito bowl and enjoy some macro-friendly Mexican eats. Here goes:
Kevin Ginter’s Burrito Bowl
Kevin’s favorite go-to recipe is super easy to prepare and full of yummy ingredients:
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- 8 oz grilled chicken
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 oz salsa
- 1 Tbsp fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup diced peppers
- 1/4 cup black beans
Busy parents are always looking for fast and easy recipes to keep them fueled throughout the day, and Fitmark Ambassador Mike Hildebrandt is no different. He has a busy schedule managing four large health clubs in Treasure Valley, Idaho. His days are filled with personal training, traveling from gym to gym, and managing the overall operations of each of these four Axiom Fitness Clubs. He told us:
The position can be stressful and call for long days. I have to focus on making sure that I am organized with my tasks, so that I am able to fit in workouts and still make it home in time to spend quality time with my family.
What better way to spend time together than cooking something fun and healthy in the kitchen. In our blog, A Fatherly Focus On Fitness, Mike shared this recipe with us:
I really like to make yam fries! Here’s what you do:
1) Cut up a sweet potato or yam into fry like pieces
2) Place fries on a cookie sheet and cover with cooking spray
3) Sprinkle taco seasoning and sea salt on the fries
4) Bake for 15-25 minutes at 425 degrees and enjoy!
Fitmark Ambassador Jessie Hilgenberg is another busy parent, who relies on meal prep to keep her sane!
Fitmark Ambassador: Jessie Hilgenberg
Lifestyle: Creator of Jessie’s Girls Training Programs, Online Trainer, Business Owner, Mom, Coach, IFBB Pro Athlete, Cover Fitness Model, Published Fitness Writer, Fitness Influencer
Meal Prep Bag: the Shield
Jessie shared a ton of meal prep tips and advice when we last spoke with her in the summertime. For busy, fit parents, she says meal prep is the only way to go:
I am a busy mama, so it is all about prepping in bulk for me! Stick to the basics; it is the easiest way to save time and stay on track!
Jessie’s Favorite Recipe
I love burritos, and this one in particular is amazing with the mango salsa! I often times will have meats prepared (hamburger meat) and make all new meals out of what I had from the time before.
- 1 flour tortilla
- 1 slice sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 beef hamburger patty
- 2 tablespoons homemade mango salsa
From busy moms and dads to a soon-to-be mom, Fitmark Ambassador Amber Fokken has some macro-friendly ideas to keep those pregnancy cravings at bay.
When we last caught up with Amber, she was talking to us about pregnancy, cravings, and meal prep. She has come up with a number of recipes to curb her cravings and please her stomach at the same time. She told us:
I have noticed in my second trimester I am VERY hungry! So I’ve been incorporating a lot of high volume foods to fill me up without overeating! I love to make lower carb spaghetti utilizing spaghetti squash for the added volume and health benefits!
Healthy Low Carb Spaghetti Dinner
This is one of my husband’s favorite meals. He asked me to make it again tonight after I made it for him a few nights ago. It’s super simple and easy, so I didn’t mind! Plus its very filling and low carb/cals!
- Lean bison or lean ground turkey, sautéed with onions, and/or mushrooms and/or bell peppers. Add diced garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper.
- Organic tomato sauce, added to cooked meat
- Spaghetti squash (10-12 minutes in the microwave)
- Add 1- 2 cups of spaghetti squash to a bowl, top with desired amount of sauce and meat.
- I usually toast up a few slices of 45 calorie Sarah Lee Bread which I sprinkle with parmesan and oregano + garlic powder and add it on the side.
Easy as that! Macros will vary based on choice of ingredients. To calculate measure/weigh ingredients and enter separately into a macro tracker such as MyFitnessPal.
There you have it. Four healthy, easy-to-prepare recipe ideas to make you the master of your own macro-friendly meals!
Sport Your Lifestyle
The Fitmark Team