Tips for a Successful & Healthy Meal Prep

Tips for a Successful & Healthy Meal Prep

Choosing healthy meals every day can be challenging if you do not have a plan.
It’s hard to control if you are surrounded by so many tempting food choices! So how do you make sure that you eat well and control your food intake this week?
One way is to prepare your own food! This can be easily accomplished by sacrificing a few hours of your Sunday afternoons.
Here are some tips to help you successfully prepare all your meals for this week:
Set aside prep time.
Plan, shop & prepare meals. Allot at least 2-4 hours of your day.
Make important decisions.
Determine how many and which recipes you will choose. Do you want a different meal each day or are you okay with repeating meals?
Choose recipes with overlapping ingredients to cut costs and waste. 
Pay attention to how many servings each recipe makes.
Plan 3 balanced meals for each day of the week and include snacks.
A balanced meal is heavy on the veggies, contains lean protein and also small portions of whole grains.
Make a grocery list and go shopping. 
Having a list and a plan is a great way to prevent the impulse buying of high calorie foods.
Have all of the necessary tools at hand. 
Make sure you  have all the tools you will need to prepare and portion your meals.
Make a cooking schedule.
Slow cooking meals should go in the oven or crockpot before you start on those simple quick cooking dishes. 
Pre-portion foods as you prepare them.
Pre-portion foods so that you don’t have to worry over how big of a slice or piece you should eat.
Package individual portions of snacks and meals in separate containers for easy grab and go eating. 
Label each container with what’s inside and/or what day of the week you want to eat it. 
Only refrigerate what you will eat by Wednesday and freeze the rest. 
You can thaw a meal in the Fridge on Wednesday night to eat on Thursday night. Raw vegetables and boiled eggs can stay in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
Here’s to your meal prep success!
Hit reply and I would love to know what are your meal plans this week!

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By |2018-11-05T19:32:21+00:00February 25th, 2018|Dieting, Fitness, Health, Weight Loss|Comments Off on Tips for a Successful & Healthy Meal Prep

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