This week I wanted to write you a quick note about meal prep. I know for some of you this is second nature. For others, this is a thing you know you’d benefit from doing but you aren’t doing it. Others still do it, but dislike it.
You may have heard that “Abs are made in the kitchen”. This isn’t an exaggeration. When we have a fitness goal and in particular a fat loss goal we need to be sure to pay attention to how we are fueling ourselves.
Meal prep is a BIG part of success because when we have healthy, nutritious foods prepared and accessible it makes it easier to choose them 🙂 Just like when we have junk food on hand we can more easily choose that…
To make meal planning simple thing about the following:
1- Batch Prepare Cooking chicken thighs or breasts? Make 8-10 or more and put the extras in the fridge or deep freeze. ** Short on time, try grilling or baking more than one protein at a time.**
Try the same for your root vegetables or tubers.
sweet potatoes, potatoes, turnips, parsnips etc Can all be prepared ahead of time by baking or grilling and can kept frozen or in the fridge to be quickly re-heated.
**Short on time, roast 3-4 veggies at the same.**
2- Wash, clean and possibly even chop veggies to have on hand ready to use. Trying to hit 5-6 servings of veggies per day? GREAT! Prepare cauliflower, celery, broccoli, carrots etc. ahead of time so that the veggies are clean and ready to eat.
3- Invest in some good quality knives for chopping/ cutting.
4- Invest in good storage containers. Coach Megan B says Amazon currently has a great deal on multi compartment storage containers 🙂 ->here<-
Whether you love to meal prep or not, fueling yourself for success is critical.
Have fun with it!
What are your favorite meal prep tips?
Megan K and the team