Maintaining a healthy diet can be a challenge, especially those with busy schedules. Eating on the go can be tempting, but the chances you grab a meal that contains too much fat, too much sodium or too much sugar are high. Here’s a solution: meal prep.

Preparing meals in advance is a great way to save time and avoid eating foods and snacks that you will regret later. Here are our favorite food staples to have on hand to make meal prep easier.



  • Broccoli
  • Brown rice
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Beans
  • Lean proteins (free-range chicken or fish)


  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, cashews)
  • Boiled eggs
  • String cheese
  • Jerky
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