You have heard this before ‘Failing to prepare, preparing to fail’. Not only does this count for your kids exams or maybe even getting the kids out of the door on time, but it counts for your health too.
Life is getting busier. You can see it even on the roads or when you go for your lunch break (if you get the chance that is) Our heads are down or looking forward in a daze thinking of the million and one things that need to be done. We want to help make your life easier. I have put together some easy tips and tricks to prepare your meals so that it’s the last thing on your mind when Monday rolls around again, and you’re back on the treadmill of life.
Firstly let me just tell you why?
If its not prepped research shows that you will just grab whatever is convenient and easy (which is usually carb loaded, packaged foods that will give you a quick kick that spikes your insulin and then quickly drops causing unnecessary weight gain)
Preparing meals once to twice a week will actually SAVE YOU TIME! Yes I did say it!! Sarah Wilson (I quit sugar) Actually did an experiment where her friend got a “quick takeout Thai” and she cooked at home. It took her friend from the time to order, leave the house, pick up the order and drive back 40minutes, it took Sarah 20 minutes to cook and plate up a healthy, yummy stir fry dish of her own (including washing up) Your going to be saving even more time by preparing before.
You will eat healthier and to your plan. Eating out is lovely, but you have no idea what they are actually adding in, using or cooking with. If you cook it yourself you know whats in it and it’s going to be WAY more aligned with your health & body goals.
Make it SIMPLE!! I use to over complicate it every week; then get frustrated and upset that it took half the day on my only day off to meal prepare for the week ahead. So now once a month I do a new recipe thats easy and quick. I love www.healthychef.com.au her MAINS are beautiful for winter and a change.
Now I am a CHEAT!! An honest cheat, this is my meal prep;
Cut all veg- Cook my carb for lunches (roasted Sweet potato or pumpkin with coconut oil and a spice of choice)
boil my water for our (Mitch and Vick) boiled eggs; steam my green Vegies of choice on top of the boiled eggs just for a few minutes
Cook my protein and add spices or coconut amino acids
Add to BPA free containers my protein/carb/ and the good fats for me is avocado and macadamia nuts which I keep at work
Breakfast is 2-3 boiled eggs and I have the avocado and nuts at work.
This takes 45 minutes on a Sunday including clean up for TWO people and then on a Wednesday an easy meal prep which I just do with dinner or make extras. SUMMER WAS EVEN QUICKER BECAUSE I WOULD JUST COOK MY CARB AND THEN PROTEIN AND CHOP UP A SALAD & THEN HAVE SMOOTHIES FOR MY BREAKFAST.
3. Do it twice week for me it works Sunday for Monday to Wednesday and Wednesday for Thursday and Friday.
4. Snacks can be done my using a zip lock bag and adding nuts, protein snack, rice cakes & avocado, smoothie. I usually just have these at work. What you have around you, you will eat. So make it healthy. Stay away from the vending machines and keep your healthy on the go snack with you.
I keep my meals generally the same Monday to Friday and change up dinners. I know you may think BORING but you may be doing that at the moment but just with unhealthier choices. I mix it up with different spices and healthy natural condiments. Nuilife has some yummy no sugar, chemical free sauces. Use your weekend to spice it up. We are not a dog we do not to eat to treat ourselves daily.
Enjoy, hope this has helped and would love to see some of your meal preparation, and how it helps you with your schedule and goals. Post them to our Facebook or tag them on our Instagram.