One surefire way to get bored with your meals is by using the same meat — we’re looking at you, chicken. Chicken is a popular protein staple in meal prep; it’s versatile and can be grilled, boiled, baked, steamed, and added to many dishes, so it’s easy to get in a rut. But trying a new protein can keep you from being bored with your own cooking.
Try making new recipes with the old classics: beef and pork. Or, visit your local butcher or farmer’s market and see what’s fresh; many places will also carry venison and bison. If you are an adventurous eater, try experimenting with less common meats like liver, tripe, or even tongue. These proteins aren’t as popular in an American diet but are safe to eat and consumed regularly in other parts of the world.
You can also make delicious vegetarian meals with plant-based proteins like lentils, beans, and quinoa, which are easy to prep and make a satisfying meal.