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,