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Thursday, January 3, 2019

5 Super Simple Meal Prep Tips

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Meal Prep....something many of us WANT to do, but can never seem to get their sh** together enough to actually DO IT! I know, because that was totally me! Meal prepping might also seem overwhelming when you see pretty pictures like this:
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Sure it LOOKS pretty...but it might also look pretty overwhelming to you, too! Listen, meal prepping DOES NOT have to be difficult, time consuming....or PRETTY! You just have to get it done! Here are my 5 tips to a simple, healthy meal prep:

  1. Keep it SIMPLE: By SIMPLE I mean you don't have to prep the 7 day week! Start with breakfast, lunch and one or two snack per each weekday. These overnight oats are a PERFECT meal-prep breakfast and HERE are some easy snack ideas
  2. Don't be afraid to repeat: Trying to make 5 different meals everyday is overwhelming, not to mention it's not very cost effective. I usually do 2 different breakfasts, 2 different lunches, and 2 snacks. I repeat each on a M, W, F and T/Th schedule so I don't get tooo bored! :)
  3. Take shortcuts: Items like frozen fruit, rotisserie chicken, microwave brown rice or quinoa and pre made chicken burgers are perfect examples of taking some help from the grocery store so you aren't spending hours slaving over the stove! Stores are now also selling great frozen items such a zucchini noodles and riced cauliflower! If you want a super easy no-cook meal prep, check out THIS ONE.
  4. Mini Prep: If a full meal prep is too much for you, start with little things that will make life easier during the week. Cutting fruit, boiling eggs, chopping up veggies or portioning out nuts and dried fruit are all great little things that can be done to ensure you always have a healthy snack on hand.
  5. Get fun containers: Maybe it's a mental thing, but having great containers can make you feel like a meal prep ninja! I like these one-compartment containers from Amazon or if you want to get fancy, get the ones with the compartments like THESE. Large mason jars like THESE can be found cheap at the dollar store or Michaels and make great jars for salads. Need some mason jar salad ideas?? Check out these!
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Meal prepping can seem intimidating at first, but if you just keep it simple YOU CAN DO IT!! Setting aside as little as 20 minutes on a Sunday can help tremendously throughout the week and help keep you on track with your health and fitness goals!

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5 Super Simple Meal Prep Tips

Meal Prep....something many of us WANT to do, but can never seem to get their sh** together enough to actually DO IT! I know, because tha...