“Fail to plan, plan to fail” Don’t let that saying strike you down. Weekends are for doing things that we enjoy and also getting some things done that we may not have time for in the week. That’s why prepping healthy meals for the busy week ahead is a life saver. Here are some tips for good preparation ahead…..
Meal planning helps manage your time, energy and therefore your stress, so the extra time in the week is worth it.
Planning ahead helps you avoid those unhealthy choices thast linger around when your not prepared and also keeps you out of the pantry and those chips.
Make a list and also schedule in days you can shop.Treat this like a work appt. This is important so make sure you take the time.
Decide what your weeks food will be and cook ahead. Soups, proteins, grilled veg,etc Many foods will keep if packaged and wrapped tightly. Also many short cuts these days with pre cut veggies so don’t skimp.
Big green salad ( w/ the add in’s) everyday and some healthy snacks packed for emergencies is a constant.
Try some new recipes and cookbooks. Mix it up..
Clean out your fridge on the weekend and see what you can create. Start the week fresh and clean.
Buy a fun cooler pack and some Tupperware that you can store your food and travel with. Different size containers give you the option to travel with different portion sizes ( and not dump the 3 cups of nuts in the sandwich bag )
Take the time to shop for your food, prep, cook, and know that your worth it. I am sure your family will agree.
In good health,
Lisa Fallon Mindel CHHP AADP