Plan and prepare your week of meals today!
This kind of prep is what takes you to the next level, it really shows how much you believe in yourself and what you're doing, its putting your money and your time into doing something that will really support your goals.
You won't have to think about making your next meal or finding something healthy when you're starving! It's already there!
I know you're busy, tired and cranky-- that's why you need to PLAN!
I challenge you today to plan and make your 10 lunches and dinners for the week.
It's not as hard as it sounds, especially if you can handle repetition.
Cook 10 portions of protein & 10 portions of vegetables, make a large mixed salad and cook a few potatoes if you can handle eating starchy carbs.
I use these handy containers to store my food: 10 Pack 3 Compartment Meal Prep Food Storage Containers with Lids/BPA Free Bento Lunch Boxes/Divided Portion Control Container Plates-Microwave, Dishwasher Safe, Free Cutlery
For 1 person the list of food might look like:
4 chicken breasts
8 ounces shrimp
4 fish fillets or pork chops
2 lean burgers (salmon, beef)
mix and match seasonings and sauces
1 pound green beans
1 pound zucchini
1 pound carrots
1 pound peas
large mixed salad- add cabbage, carrots, grape tomatoes, olives in a covered bowl.
Cook: Simply calculate cooking time and put each in so they all finish nearly at the same time, you can roast or steam veggies, this is 6.4 ounces of vegetables per meal, add more if you want.
While everything is cooking, wash and chop greens & fruit for smoothies into plastic freezer bags or prepare your snacks.
When everything is done, distribute into containers and store in fridge or freezer, meals for thurs/fri should be frozen.
I don't recommend heating your food in plastic containers, so if you need to bring to work, I suggest investing in glass.