Love and hate relationship with food!!! We all have it! As much as people complain that they don’t have a lot of time, the issue is usually food.
Nutrition, whether with a plan or not, is usually where we have the most difficulty. You’re not alone on this. I promise!
People fall into 2 categories
- Eating a lot of junk and/or sugar
- Eating well but eating too much (too much of a good thing is not so good).
It’s common knowledge that meal prepping is a key to success when it comes to getting results. We know this, like we know many things, but when it comes to applying the things we just don’t. Everything always APPEARS harder than it actually is. And for food because it’s so linked to our emotions, it may seem impossible.
So, let’s break it down and simplify the meal prepping process so you can apply this right away!!!
Step 1: Create a menu. Removes the guess work in week.
What do you want you have this week? Think Macro…high level. Think of things that can be for you AND your family. This is crucial. You do not want to be stuck making different meals for every single person in the house if you don’t have to!
- Meatloaf and potatoes
- Chicken, rice and broccoli
- Chili with chic peas and cauliflower rice or regular rice
- Salad with eggs
Step 2: Create your grocery lists
WRITE IT DOWN and stick to the list when you go to the store. Make sure you include what want for snacks, too. This will help you buy what you need without the excess saving you time and money.
- Lean ground beef
- Chicken beast
- Cauliflower rice
Note: Have lots of little options for salads so that it will be quick to make whenever!
When buying fruits and veggies, try to have them cleaned and prepped so they can be packed quickly. The washing and cutting is part of the reason why so many of us don’t end up eating as much of that stuff as we should.
Step 3: Spend 2 hours on a Sunday cooking the main meals.
This will save you time and energy during the week trying to figure out what to make daily then having to spend the time cooking it.
Not feeling like cooking EVERYTHING…Make sure you cook, at least, your proteins but, if you can, anything that requires cooking. HUGE time saver! I normally freeze whatever I have past Wednesday to make sure nothing goes bad. Then on Wednesday I pull the food out of the freezer and into the fridge.
That way in week, your focus is on your fresh salads and a few other small things depending on preferences and needs.
Step 4: Portioning!
- Pre-portion your meals in advance for grab and go meals.
- Buffet style and mix and match your foods to create different meals daily!
- Chicken with rice and broccoli
- Chicken in salad
- Chicken wrap and salad
Save this…share this…APPLY THIS…and watch your body shift. Watch yourself start feeling better…breathing better and have more energy!