32 Tips to Improve Your Health and Fitness
#14 Meal Prep.
When we have healthy food prepped and ready to go we are more likely to eat it. Taking time each week to plan out our week, shop for the week ahead, and plan some meals is one of the strategies that healthy & fit people use to reach their fitness goals.
Step 1: Plan Out Your Week. What days do you have kids soccer, work meetings, friends dropping in from out of town, and what days can you cook? Failure to plan is a plan to fail, instead plan to succeed by making a plan!
Step 2: Write out your weekly meals. Keep it simple, basing your meals off of your lean proteins and veggies. Add a healthy fat, and (optional) a starchy carb. Write out a grocery list.
Step 3: Shop for the week ahead. Get all the good ingredients to make your meal-prep life easy this week! (Optional: use an app or website to help you plan meals and create a shopping list for you based on your preferences!).
Step 4: Cook for the week! A few strategies here: Cook Breakfast egg cups you can freeze and re-heat for a quick, healthy tasty breakfast. Cook the next 4-5 days, or cook for the next 2-3 days, and pick another day this week to finish cooking. Cook each night, and cook extra to pack for lunch the next day.
Step 5: Store it for Grab & Go. Invest in some good clear food storage containers to easily see your meals, and have them packed and ready to go.
When we prepare for the week ahead, we save money and put in the work necessary to reach our health and fitness goals!