When I meal prep I follow the same basic rules:
- Cook two – three types of protein (usually chicken and fish)
- Make two types of complex carbs (usually sweet potato and quinoa)
- Prepare two – three types of green veggies (almost always broccoli, asparagus and brussel sprouts)
I’m a creature of habit and don’t mind eating the same thing week after week. In fact, it makes meal prep a whole lot easier. From the grocery shop to the cleaning process, I know exactly how much time I need, where things are located in the store and in my kitchen and I just go through the motions.
If I do feel inclined to change it up, an easy way to get a little more creative without straying too far from my routine is with ingredients and flavours.
If you’ve seen my meal prep video on YouTube, you’ll notice I pretty much use the same ingredients in all my cooking for simplicity: garlic powder, salt and pepper.
I do love those basic flavours on my salmon but this week I decided to spice it up (pun intended) with the easiest and most delicious marinade using basic staples from my pantry and fridge.
You only need 3 ingredients for this sauce. I don’t use any oil as I find salmon fatty and greasy enough to begin with. So here is a simple salmon recipe that will become a part of your meal prep routine.
- 2 pieces (4-6 ounces each) salmon
- 1 tablespoon miso paste
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
- Line baking dish with parchment paper.
- Place salmon in baking dish.
- In small bowl, combine miso paste, maple syrup, garlic powder, pepper. Whisk until smooth paste forms.
- Use brush or spoon to spread mixture evenly on to both pieces of salmon.
- Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or desired doneness.