This January we will focus on how to begin making a few healthy changes in your life for 2018. This week, we will focus on meal preparation, otherwise known as meal prepping. This phrase gets thrown around quite a lot these days, but not everyone is on board. Some people find it repetitive to eat the same meals all week or feel as though they do not have time to meal prep.
If you are one of these people, keep reading!
The benefits of meal prepping are huge because you know that you have a healthy meal waiting for you. This means that you do not have to worry about making dinner or relying on junk food to fill you up. Meal prepping does not have to be hard.
- You first need to find a day that best works with you to cook. The best day to do this is one when you have between 2-3 hours to shop and cook. I do it on Sundays because I am in my apartment all day and I rarely have obligations. If you do not work a traditional M-F schedule, pick whatever day you are off or are the most free to make it an enjoyable (and not stressful!) experience.
- Next, you need to pick what actually to make. Do you have a crockpot? If so, here are some healthy ideas for you. Crockpots are great because you just need to chop everything, throw it in the pot, and let it sit. I typically make a breakfast and a dinner, so I just need to worry about my lunch the night before. One of my favorite breakfast recipes to make is this muffin tin baked eggs loaded with veggies. I get my morning started off on the right foot! Here are some delicious dinner recipes you can try that are easy to package up for the week.
- After you make your meals, just package them up in plastic containers and throw them in the refrigerator or freezer. You are all ready to go for the week!
Give meal prepping a go this week and see if you find it easier than you thought.
What recipes are you thinking about trying? Comment below and share inspiration with each other!
New Intensive for 2018!
Thinking Ahead to 2018?
I’m so excited to offer a group educational Intensive nationwide for the first time ever that is focused on finding Inner Health and Freedom. I’ve discovered that for people who want to stop struggling with their weight and health, it first takes removing the inner triggers because the weight is just an outer symptom.
For more information and registration: http://www.disruptinnertriggers.eventbrite.com
Sweet Life Wellness Student Intern
Dietetics student at University of Maryland-College Park