Meal prepping can help you reach your health goals by having healthy foods ready to go.
WHAT IS MEAL PREPPING?
Meal prepping simply means working ahead of time to either get the ingredients for a recipe ready to cook or cooking one to several recipes ahead of time.
MEAL PREP BENEFITS:
✰ Control over the ingredients.
✰ Save time throughout the week.
✰ Reduce mealtime stress.
✰ Save money and decrease food waste.
✰ Control your portion sizes better
✰ More family time.
MEAL PREP TIPS
Cook what you love. Meal prepping and eating healthy does not mean you can’t eat delicious foods that make you happy. You can make this a sustainable part of your life by prepping the meals and foods that you already love. You can also challenge yourself each week to cook something new!
Prep a batch of whole grains like brown rice or quinoa. The possibilities are endless… add to salads, soup, or as a side dish with dinner.
Hard-Boiled Eggs! Need to say more? They are the perfect breakfast, snack, or addition to a salad.
Salad Fixings. Have pre-washed and chopped lettuce on hand for mix and match salad options.
Use a pressure cooker or slow-cooker. A slow cooker can cook your meals overnight or while you’re at work. It’s pretty amazing how handy these appliances can be.
Spice it up for some variety. Clean eating meal prep doesn’t mean your dishes have to be boring! Don’t underestimate the value of spices. For example: use cinnamon and rosemary to bring out the sweetness of roasted veggies, or use salt and garlic to make them savory. In this way, you can use different spice profiles to mix up the flavor of the same item.
WHAT FOOD IS GOOD FOR MEAL PREP?
Most real foods and healthy foods can be meal prepped, especially if they are recipes that can be reheated without losing their quality.
HOW DOES MEAL PREPPED FOOD STAY FRESH?
It’s important to keep prepared foods in tightly sealed containers in the refrigerator. This will help your meal prep stay fresh.
We hope you feel inspired by this post including meal prep ideas.
Meal prepping is the best way to save time, money, food waste, and your diet.
By setting aside a few hours one day, you set yourself up for success for the entire week. You can control the ingredients and portions and save yourself a lot of stress.