With my full time job and my other full time job (Mommy) leaves very letting time to make healthy decisions. My job (the one that pays the bills) requires me to eat out at least twice a week and breakfast can get tricky especially when I am running late. That’s when meal prep saved me and gave me no excuse but to eat healthy.
If I didn’t meal prep I would have never lost the weight along with working out! My number one weakness and strength at the same time is organization and my planner is my best friend. Every Friday morning I sit and think about the meals I plan on making for my family and I for the week. When I think about what meals I want to make for my family I always consider what I already have at home especially from my co-op.
The only way you can be successful at meal prepping is if you have some of these
- Menu Planner. You have to know what your are making every day so you don’t get sidetrack and grab a burger because it’s “convenient”. It’s always important to write it down and it also helps with your grocery shopping.
- Schedule a date. Know what day will work best when it comes to meal prepping. I meal prep on Sundays because it’s just easier for my household and I typically start when nap time happens!
- Get Containers. I love my containers I got off Amazon. Rubbermaid works but I like to have my specific containers that I only use for my meals.
- Calories. I hate when I see people meal prep and it’s horrible and nothing but fat. Know what your cooking and know how many calories you are putting in your body!
Meal prepping has helped making healthy decisions so easy for me. I grab my breakfast and lunch and go about my way!
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