Friday, June 13, 2014

The Wonderful World of Meal Prepping!

It's been a while since I've participated in Fitness Fridays, but honestly it's because for a while there I was lacking inspiration! I had a few weeks where my eating sucked and my fitness was minimal, but I'm happy to report that I'm back and better than ever!

The solution to me ending my funk is meal prepping! I'm sure many of you have heard of it, but for those who have not I'm here to tell you how this has really stepped up my healthy eating game and helps keep me on track. On Sunday afternoons I cook my food for the week, which normally consists of Sunday-Friday. Saturday is my I eat what I want within reason day. Meal prepping takes all of the guess work out of eating for me during the week. If many of you are like me (busy between work, gym, and home life) then this may be the perfect thing for you to do!

Meal prepping is basically preparing your meals for multiple days of the week. For some this may be only lunch where as for others they prepare everything from breakfast down to every snack. It's an easy and effective way to exercise portion control. Here's an example of what my meal prep for the week looks like.

1/3 cup of dry oats
1 tbsp of brown sugar
1 dash of apple pie spice
4 crushed almonds

Mid-Morning snack:
14 cheddar tiny twists pretzels

4 oz grilled chicken
4 oz sauteed okra
2 oz oven roasted red potatoes

Afternoon snack #1
24 Blue Diamond roasted almonds

Afternoon snack #2 (Smoothie)
1 cup frozen fruit
2 tablespoons low fat greek yogurt
1 cup almond milk

4 oz Turkey burger patty
3 oz okra

As you can see I eat mini meals throughout the day! By prepping all of my meals on Sunday my week flows more smoothly and it makes it so much easier to stick to cleaner eating. Have you tried meal prepping yet?

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  1. I tried meal prepping awhile back and it really worked. I would love to try it again, especially when I already have a portioned plate for lunch and dinner. I am glad you are back on track. Kisses!

    1. Yes meal prepping has really helped me to stay on track and to save time during the busy work week!

  2. I love meal prepping it makes eating HEALTHY a BREEZE!!

  3. Yum!!!!
    Meal planning definitely makes things so much simpler. My problem is I will get to work and not want what I prepped! Eek!

    1. Lol I don't have that issue...if I brought it I'm eating it!

  4. Planning ahead definitely makes eating healthier soo much easier. I struggle with meal planning consistently. Like...I'll go great for 2-3 weeks then boom for 1-2 weeks. Honestly, I think that I get bored and want variety. *boooooo me* LOL.

    Welcome back to the #fitnessfriday movement chica! We missed you!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. lol Pinterest is a great way to keep boredom at bay!



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