Bake or grill your proteins. If you're baking something like fish or chicken, line the baking tray with parchment paper or foil.
I think limiting washing up is a good thing to keep in mind because it can get overwhelming otherwise.
I have been doing meal prep ahead of time for just a few weeks as follows, and have had to do very little dishwashing. I make crudité at night and I have that for breakfast with some boiled eggs or smoked fish, or maybe just cheese, nuts, and bread. Crudité for breakfast probably doesn’t sound good, but you would be surprised! Then for lunch or sometimes just early dinner, I make the leftover veggies, boiled eggs and other stuff into a salad, usually with olive oil and lemon. Other days I make whatever veggies are already cut up into soup in the vitamix blender. I only cook meat or fish once a week and make enough for 2-3 days. Then midweek I get a rotisserie chicken or something else already cooked. OR, I love to roast vegetables on a cookie sheet, using whatever I’ve already prepped, but always adding onions. Now that you mentioned it, I like not having a lot of dishes to do!
One way to reduce on dishes is to precook meals. Then what is to be done are only the dishes used.
For breakfast I do something similar. I prepare multiple breakfast meals at one time (we do smoothies or oatmeal) and they are in a bag or container ready to grab and go.
- How big is your breakfast compared to your lunch?
- Could you offer simple ideas on what to cook in the morning that would be healthy?
- What’s your favorite on the go breakfast?
- How to meal prep breakfast??
- Any suggestions for a good vegetarian breakfast/ brunch for the weekend?
- Is there a website that you know which has great recipes for healthy food?
- My job is sedentary… What kind of breakfast should I be having?
- Is it healthy to eat the same breakfast every day?
- What is your favorite healthy breakfast that gives you sustained energy and keeps you feeling full until lunch?
- How do I get more veggies for breakfast?