Need 3 tips for healthy meal prep? I’m participating in the Street Parking Fall nutrition challenge and it been key (pun intended!).
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
I’m a real believer in the idea that real health and fitness begins in Septmeber, not January.
By the start of the year, it’s too far gone. Those 2 extra pounds are now 10!
Here are some meal prep tips if you’re also tightening things up right now:
How many people are you cooking for? Now, double or triple that number when you are making food.
Portion out leftovers into meal prep containers for lunch or freeze for a time strapped healthy dinner.
You don’t need new recipes! Make simple meals you already love to eat.
For example, I love this egg roll bowl recipe. I could eat them daily…and I pretty much do. No need to recreate the wheel.
Online ideas may be aesthetically pleasing but if you are strapped for time, tried & true is best.
Think of 4-6 meals TOTAL you love, are good at making, & put them on repeat.
The internet can help expand your meal prep repertoire but don’t start out there.
Enjoy Prep Time
Block off to a single day (naturally, this depends on your lifestyle) and pair with something you enjoy- Run Lift Mom podcast & wine, perhaps?!
I know people who make it a family affair or team up with someone they love for meal prep- game changer!
If you look forward to the thing (or time with people!) you’ve paired meal prep with, it won’t be a burden.
Remember, you can use my 11×17 printable for planning your meals.
It’s free and was originally intended for Flexible Marathon Training but people started meal planning with it using post its and a trend began!
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