Meal Prep Essentials For Busy People

If you’ve found yourself getting caught up in a busy on-the-go lifestyle, you’re not alone!

Everyone seems to be living a hectic lifestyle these days.

When you feel like you’re running on empty, it’s hard to find the drive to cook the nourishing meal your body needs.

No wonder popping into a drive-through or scarfing down a bagel

 Unhealthy food choices, irregular eating times, inflated portions, and eating too quickly can take their toll on energy levels, alertness, and brain functioning (not to mention our waistline).

The busier you are, the more important it is to eat healthy to maintain your energy and resilience throughout your day.

 Below are some overall strategies to make your meal prepping experience more efficient!

 1- Consistency

 Be consistent, and get into a routine!

 Choose one day of the week that allows you to dedicate a couple of hours to your meal prep. This allows it to become a habit,

 2-Make a List and Buy in Bulk

Make your grocery shop quick and easy by creating a grocery list ahead of time, then stick to it.

While prepping your food for the week ahead you will quickly realize just how much food is needed.

You can also utilize online services such as amazon.com or Instacart to get your groceries delivered to your door.

 Save your grocery lists for the next time you shop so you don't have to select the items over and over again.

 3- Cook Smarter Not Longer

When preparing your meals try and prepare them all the same way.

-Batch Grill

-Batch Broil

-Batch cook vegetables in advance

-Prep raw vegetables in advance

-Double or triple a recipe.

-Once-a-month-cooking

-Use a Slow Cooker to do some of your batch cooking

 4- Tupperware and Carry-Bag

 Finally, make sure you have proper storage and transport for your meals once they have been prepared!

Having a good quality carry bag and (reusable) Tupperware is essential for storing meals and bringing them on-the-go.

 5- Create a list of fast and easy meals.

 Create a list of recipes that you can make in under 20 minutes.

 Now, what is holding YOU back from integrating meal prep into your lifestyle?

 Health is wealth. Prioritize your nutrition by prepping your meals

 

 

Sources :

http://reflexsupplements.com/meal-prep-tips-for-busy-people/

https://premeditatedleftovers.com/recipes-cooking-tips/healthy-meal-planning-for-busy-lives/