Why would you Even Meal Prep your Food?


So, my life is back to super busy, as I’m sure all of you are experiencing as well!  Whether you’re a student, working, have a family of your own (or knowing lots of you – doing all three!) life is busy and can get stressful.  Eliminate the stress and time factor of having to scrounge to find something appropriate at each lunch-time and having to cook every single night by meal prepping!  It saves you time in the kitchen and helps keep you on track with healthy eating!  You can prep and plan for just dinners, for lunch and dinner, or even all three main meals of the day and snacks too!  The amount of prep you do, depends on how much time you have to dedicate to prepping and your personal preferences.

I prep my lunches for the week, cut up my veggies for snacks, as well as all my dinners for the week.  At different times, I’ve prepped my breakfasts as well but I seem to have a bit more time in the mornings to make it now that the boys are a bit bigger.

So what exactly is meal prepping?  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, essentially it is planning and prepping your meals in advance for the week.  This means cooking items in bulk and eating leftovers!  For those of you who just groaned and are turned off to the thought of left overs, listen up, I used to hate left overs when I was younger, well actually up until I was at uni!  Now I rejoice in their existence and you should too!  Left overs are a wondrous time saver!

If prepping and planning can stop you eating off track and keeping you eating good wholesome and nutritious food one extra time each week – that’s a fantastic result and will certainly help you on your way to your goals faster!

And no, I’m not ‘preparing’ for anything special at the moment. Not competing, no shoots booked any time soon. This is just my life. And meal prepping is a life-hack I’ve really grown to enjoy and see the benefits of.

What do you do to keep your weeks prepped and ready to enjoy?

With hugs I prepared earlier,

Bella

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So I need a ‘daily chores’ list

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Most suggested ‘daily routines’ that I’ve read make keeping a house clean sound like rocket science, torture or both. I’m hoping to build a quick routine that I do everyday that will make my life tolerable and eliminate the ‘Snapping duck poop, I have someone coming over’ frantic clean up that I ALWAYS need to do here. I also don’t want to be driven to drink by lunchtime.

Attempt at Daily Chores list one:

  1. Make sure everything in kitchen is clean and put away (after the renovation this will hopefully just be load/unload dishwasher)
  2. Vacuum if required
  3. Make all beds
  4. Spray and wipe over bathrooms quickly
  5. Quick swish of toilets
  6. At least one load of laundry washed, dried, folded and away
  7. All toys in toyboxes

Seriously, if I could achieve all of this every day around my other work and Boy3 toddling after me for the next 7 days it would be a start.

Silent readers out there – do you have a routine? If so, tell me what it is or share where you found it. This little piggy wants to learn!!

Sailor Vee