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Meal Prep 101: Set Your Week Up for Success

With the holidays around the corner and schedules filling up this time of year, it can be hard to maintain a healthy diet. Meal prep is just one, simple way to keep you on track to reach your health and wellness goals.


Preparing healthy meals in advance doesn’t need to feel daunting. Planning breakfast, lunch or dinner options ahead of time can relieve some of the stress that comes with trying to live a healthier lifestyle. It also helps manage portion sizes, saves time and can create better relationships with nutritious foods.



Here are three tips to set your week up for success when it comes to meal prep:


STICK TO THE BASICS

Instead of feeling the need to prepare individual meals, prep the staples. This ensures you have what you need to throw together a meal for you or your family depending on what you are in the mood for. Try preparing a batch of protein using chicken or ground turkey. Whip up some complex carbs like rice or potatoes and mix in one to two veggies like roasted broccoli or bell peppers and you have easy and healthy meals for the week ahead!


GET CREATIVE

A big batch of ground turkey could be thrown into rice bowls or made into tacos. A bunch of roasted broccoli could be used in bowls or pasta to add an extra dose of nutrients. Keep fresh fruits on hand for easy grab and go snack options!


SCHEDULE IT IN

Take 30 to 40 minutes of your week to prepare for your success. Not only will this take some load off of you, but it will also help prepare nutritious options the whole family will enjoy!


When preparing healthy meals, choose foods you like to eat. This will allow you to look forward to your prepared food and help you reach your goals faster and with more ease.


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to be tricky. The nutritionists and trainers at be FITNESS can help set you up with a plan that will assist you in achieving all your fitness and nutritional goals.