Wait, You Meal Prep?

February 25, 2016  •  1 Comment

Wait, You Meal Prep?

 

Ugh meal prepping…Is it really necessary? This is a question I kept asking myself for probably over a year now. I’ve always understood why people do it but I figured if I bought the right things and just prepared meals throughout the week, I would be good to go. Well, I learned quickly that this was false. I would stick with it for a few days and then mess up because I would find something better to eat or I didn’t feel like fixing what I had originally planned. I started noticing that I wasn’t one, sticking with my meal plan, two, it just wasn’t as convenient. That’s when I made the decision to give it a go. I knew that I didn’t want to eat strictly chicken and vegetables, after reading articles on how meat really isn’t that good for our bodies, but I wanted to try something!

How to Create a Meal Plan That Works for You

 

DO NOT focus on other people’s meal choices. I see far too many pinterest posts and pins on foods to use when meal prepping but you have to decide what works best for you and foods that you’re excited to eat. I personally don’t want to eat meat three times a day with rice, and beans…it’s just not something I would stick with. I decided to prepare my meals with fruits, vegetables, nuts, and raisins, while building meat into my dinner, rather than every meal. I’m not saying my meal plan will work strictly for your fitness goals, but it’s what I need to create a healthier me.

The next step is creating a list of healthy food options, that you would really enjoy eating on a daily basis and go from there. Decide what will be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Also purchase food containers to prepare each meal and make it convenient for you.

Once you have your list, head on over to the grocery store and purchase everything you need. You may buy too much or too little your first go round but you will get the hang of how much food you would like sorted for each meal. Once you have everything cut up and stored away, you will be set for the week and continue this for weeks to come. Try and mix it up occasionally so you don’t get bored and you will begin seeing results!

 

What My Meals Looked Like

 

Breakfast:

Strawberry, Black Berries, & Banana Smoothie

Snack bag of nuts and raisins

Snack:

Celery w/ Hummus

Lunch:

Spinach Salad w/ Strawberries, Black Berries, Nuts, & Raisins

Snack:

Sliced Avocado + Tomatoes w/ sea salt and pepper

Dinner:

Chicken, fish or turkey patties w/ either broccoli, asparagus, or zucchini

Snack:

Fruit or Rice cake w/ peanut butter and bananas 

Stay Strong & True to Yourself <3

xoxo Angelina


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If you're anything like me, you've been trying to get your family to eat healthier for awhile now. This year, I made it a priority to start meal prepping more — mostly because I'm a busy woman and I don't have time to figure out what's for dinner on weeknights. But also because we are becoming increasingly disconnected from the food we eat.But still, I was nervous about teaching my family how to meal prep and cooking meals that were so different than what they were used to. So I decided to take a few of those meals that I was most anxious about prep, and put them up on my blog along with some tips on taking great photos of your food.I hope these meals inspire you to try something new in the kitchen and prepare your family's favorite dishes in new ways. Or at least get some great photos of them!
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