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MEAL PREP

Sometimes there never seems to be enough time in the day to do all the things that we need or want to, but we need to make our health a priority so that we can continue to do all the things that we need to do.  I try to make every situation fun so that it doesn't seem like a task.  When I meal prep, I often have music on (anything I am in the mood for), and a great snack (because I am always eating, even when prepping!).  I like to have the windows open so that I can get fresh air in the house.  One of the most important things is to always plan ahead;  I like to plan ahead to save time.  Look at your schedule and come up with a plan as to what day and time works best to grab fresh groceries and prep some meals.  Do what works best for you, this should be fun and helpful, not stressful! 

I have listed a few helpful tips to make meal preparation a little easier for you:

  • Check out what is available at your local farmers market and grocery stores to help plan meals ahead of time
  • Have some food containers washed and ready ( BPA free, glass, or stainless steel), you can even use glass mason jars
  • Plan what types of meals and how many you will make to help make your grocery trip easier
  • Keep in mind the shelf life for the food that you are making
  • If you are making salads, be sure to grab some 2-3oz. dressing containers (try to find reusable options)
  • Make meals in larger quantities to last for a few days (salads, hummus, vegetarian lasagna, soup, etc.) and divide them into a few containers
  • Utilize your time to the best of your ability (how can you use your stove and oven at the same time, prepping different ingredients at a time)


    xoxo


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