Simple Ways to Start Food Prepping (That I Actually Use)
I do not spend my Sundays slaving away in the kitchen, roasting broccoli and pan-searing protein sources. I understand why meal prepping works for people, especially those with extreme fitness goals. But just because meal prep isn’t something I practice to a T, that doesn’t mean there aren’t small things I do throughout the week to help me make healthy choices and have food available when I need it.
This post is intended for many people I know- those who sit at work or school wishing they had packed food but simply “didn’t have the time”. The truth is that if you just spend a few extra minutes preparing simple options, it could save you your money and even your time from having to go out and buy something.
I put together this guide for anyone looking to eat wholesome with little fuss! Enjoy these fun and simple ways I actually incorporate into my life!
FOR FRUITS AND VEGGIES:
Pre-cut veggies such as carrots, celery or peppers
Wash and pick your grapes to have for the week
Cut up berries and store them in an airtight container
Pre-cut your own apple slices for baggies
Roast some sweet potato fries at the start of the week
Try baking kale for chips
Hard boil eggs and keep them in the fridge
(For meat eaters) Portion out some low sodium, antibiotic free lunch meat from the deli counter and pair it with a cheese stick in a baggie
Take a serving from a can of beans or microwave rice for your meal and put the rest in a container for easy access throughout the week
Pre-portion out crackers into sandwich baggies for on the go
Use disposable condiment cups and prepare servings of hummus, peanut butter, or dressing
Try roasted chickpeas for snacking
Prepare frozen smoothie bags to grab as needed
Always keep greek yogurt cups around
Make energy balls and store them in the freezer or fridge
Make your own trail mix and portion into sandwich baggies
Try a Pinterest recipe for protein bars in bulk
Keep some dark chocolate around when that sweet tooth kicks in
Challenge yourself! Find a few ways to weave these strategies into your week. Your body will thank you.
All the love,