If you are trying to remain on a healthy path, it can be difficult if you are not prepared. It is not what you need to be prepared for; rather, it is what you need to have prepared. Eating healthy is a little more difficult than grabbing some fast food meal on your way home from work, but it doesn’t have to be. You can eat healthy every day when you have meals planned and already made.
Have you tried meal prepping? Some people like the idea of meal prepping, but they try to do too much when starting out. This can be exhausting and cause you to not want to prep meals anymore. The key to successful meal prep is to gradually ease yourself into it. Meal prepping does not have to be intimidating or hard. In fact, it can make your life a whole lot easier.
What To Prep?
When it comes to prepping, you do your work ahead of time to avoid the stress of preparing a meal. You will pre-cut and wash all of your ingredients (well, not everything), and package them in a way that makes them ready to go. We are focusing on non-cooked meal prep, which is actually the best introduction to prepping, for this article.
The easiest things to prep would have to be smoothies or overnight oats. For the smoothies, you just fill Ziploc bags or Tupperware with smoothie ingredients, throw the contents of one bag/container in the blender to blend with some water when ready, and there you have your smoothie. If you are fine making your smoothies from scratch in the mornings, you might be more interested in lunch or dinnertime salad prep. Follow the instructions in the links below to successfully prep your meals.
On-The-Go Smoothie Prep
Tackling a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. Start by doing this easy smoothie prep, which can yield about one month of breakfasts! Learn how by clicking here.
Salad Prepping 101
For salad prepping, investing in a salad spinner is definitely recommended. It’ll make washing your leafy vegetables very easy. You can add whatever you want to your salads, but great ingredients include carrots, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage, red leaf lettuce, celery, cucumbers, and bell peppers.
Click here to start prepping salads.
Mason Jar Salads For Lunch
When you start getting more familiar with meal prep, you can get a little more creative with your meals. Try these southwestern salads for nutritious workday lunches by clicking here.