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Hannah Potter PICTURE: Instagram/Hannah Potter
Hannah Potter PICTURE: Instagram/Hannah Potter
Aspiring personal trainer Hannah Potter, 25, spends her Sunday evenings cooking five super-healthy lunches and dinners for the week ahead to save time.
Usually this process takes a few hours - but food blogger Hannah, from Oxford, has managed to find a way of taking only 90 minutes to cook her favourite healthy dishes every week before storing her meals in plastic containers in her fridge or freezer for the next five days.
By preparing a large batch of minced turkey, Hannah drastically reduces her cooking time as four out of five of her dinners use the meat. She also batch cooks chicken to use in three other meals. 
Now, she has revealed exactly how she does it by sharing her typical weekly meal plan and some of her delicious-sounding healthy recipes.


Lunches
Monday & Tuesday - Cashew chicken with rice (40 mins cooking time, 5 mins prep)
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - Greek chicken salad (30 minutes cooking time, 10 minutes prep)
Dinners
Monday - Turkey mince cottage pie with sweet potato topping (45 minutes cooking time, 15 minutes prep)
Tuesday - Turkey meatball pasta bake (45 minutes cooking time, 5 minutes prep)
Wednesday - BBQ chicken and roasted sweet potato (45 minutes cooking time, 5 minutes prep)
Thursday โ€“ Turkey mince cottage pie with sweet potato topping (45 minutes cooking time, 15 minutes prep)
Friday - Turkey meatballs with tomato sauce and courgetti (15 minutes cooking time, 5 minutes prep)

The time to cook all the dishes in her weekly meal plan for five lunches and dinners equates to only 90 minutes actual cooking time, excepting time for marinading. 

It takes 45 minutes to prep all the meals individually, and then she cooks all her week's meals in the oven and on the hob at the same time, with the longest meal taking an extra 45 minutes to cook.
It adds up to 90 minutes in total of preparation and cooking time. She has the space in her oven because she only cooks small portions of each meal.
Hannah said: 'Meal prepping is great if you're looking to save time and money, and is perfect if you want a balanced diet packed with nutritious meals.
'People often shy away from meal prepping because they think it'll be too tricky, but it is in fact, far from it.
'I find that by meal prepping on Sunday night you can have it all ready for the rest of the week, and the only thing you need to do is heat it up. 

Hannah regularly shares her delicious, healthy recipes on Instagram for her 27,000 followers, as well as on her blog Hannah Eats.

Daily Mail