Food Preparation Fun! Setting yourself up for success.

I am sure you have heard about food prep or meal prep to set yourself up for healthy meal success throughout the week. If not, thats okay too, you are in the right place!

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Food prep can be any time you dedicate to preparing more than one meal for yourself/family.  This not only cuts down on time spent in the kitchen throughout the week but sets you up for success with staying on track with your eating plan and can even save you money. WAHOO. 

I try to do this towards the beginning of the week and again mid week but since everyone's schedule is different, you can pick the best time for your routine. 

Before we meal prep, we need to go back to the beginning... the grocery shopping. Make a list and check it twice! (serious about the checking twice, I once forgot tomatoes when making tomato sauce) If you are a routine eater like me, your list typically stays the same week to week with a few changes here and there depending on the season. 

Make a big batch of:

  • Brown Rice
  • Quiona
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Egg Muffins (recipe coming soon)
  • Tuna Salad
  • Chickpea salad

Portion containers for the week:

  • Almonds/Mix nuts
  • Carrots/Hummus
  • Celery/Nut Butter
  • Quick Oats

CrockPot:

  • Chicken soup/stew
  • Sweet Potato Soup
  • Butternut Squash soup 
  • Shredded Chicken (perfect for taco night)
  • Vegetarian Chili 

Bake in big batch:

  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • Roasted Veggies
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Veggie burgers 

I hope this sparked some ideas for you to get into a food prep mindset. I would love your favorite recipes or items to make ahead of time! 

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