Week 5 – Meal Prep (Being organised)
Meal prep can be really intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The whole idea of meal prepping is to have healthy meals, pre portioned, packed and ready to go so you don’t have to think about what to eat and being healthy.
Here is a few tips to get you started:
– Start with a plan:
Write out what you are going to eat for the week. If doing that doesn’t work for you decide upon some basic staples that can be used in a variety of meals (eg meats, vegetables, grains etc).
– Multi task:
Theoretically you could have something in the crockpot, something in the oven, a couple of things on the stove and be chopping up vegetables all at once. Think what takes the longest to cook and get that cooking first and make your way down the list.
– Don’t go overboard:
Most left overs are safe for 3-4 days in the fridge otherwise if you want meals for the whole week you are going to need to freeze them.
– Target your trouble times:
What time of the day do you struggle most with healthy eating? Now, focus your meal prep time on this meal. Don’t feel the need to prep every single meal of the day. If you are new to meal prepping start with your trouble times and then expand as you become more skilled and efficient at food prepping.
Your task for this week
To prep a meal that you tend to skip and eat it for the next 7 days. For example do you tend to miss breakfast because you feel you don’t have the time prep a breakfast meal that is easy to grab on the go ie overnight oats, smoothie, chia pod.