As everyone is aware – I’m a regular gym goer with a goal to achieve and most importantly maintain a healthy beach body appearance with an awesome diet that isn’t restricted.
So today meal prepping for work, I literally (30mins ago) just finished making 2 lunches I’m super psyched about! Beef meatballs, egg noodles with a soy sauce fused stir fry. Oh yeah, sounds amazing, smells DIVINE!
It was super simple! 630kcal overall but everything that went into it is healthy, not full of “crap” so to speak and can help with post gym meals or protein packed lunches! Meatballs were the awkwardest part of it, but guess what, I made the whole thing in 30mins flat!
So ingredients (to make 1 portion – double to make 2): 125g lean beef mince (I bought everything from ALDI), 1/3 of a pack medium egg noodles, 15ml light soy sauce, 15ml Olive oil, 150g mixed pepper stir fry, 1/4 diced onion, 1 garlic clove, 1tsp paprika and 1tsp mild chilli pepper. (I’m not one for massive spicy food!)
- Preheat the oven to 160(fan)/180(conventional) degrees Celsius.
- Chop the onion in half, then half again. Use 1/4 and dice finely (or as small as you can get it). Place in a mixing bowl.
- Peel and dice the garlic clove. Once done, place in the mixing bowl with the onion.
- Add in 1tsp of paprika and mild chilli pepper to the bowl.
- Mix in the lean beef mince with your hands. Ensure all of the mixture is together and begin to squeeze the mixture together to make the balls.
- Once shaped, heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and place the meatballs into the pan. They should only be kept in there for around 2-3 minutes as you just want the outer layer of the mince to seal.
- Once sealed, transfer over to a foil lined baking tray and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked.
- For the noodles – boil a pan of water and place the noodles into the pan and leave to cook for 4 minutes until separated and more yellow in colour. Drain and serve.
- For the stir fry – heat a little olive oil in a wok and add the stir fry mix. Keep stirring and midway through cooking time, add in 15ml of light soy sauce. Fry for a further 1 minute then remove from the heat and serve.
Super quick, super easy and best of all it didn’t even cost a lot to pick up! Only issue I had was the mince doesn’t come in a large size from ALDI – I was limited to having just a 250g pack however as it’s a richer red meat, it’s good to only have that in your diet occasionally.