Meal Prepping Tips!

It's okay to admit that being healthy is hard. I struggle from time to time, especially when I'm in a rush and need to grab a quick bite to eat! The key to living a healthy lifestyle is preparation, and if you need some tips on how to meal prep effectively, look no further!

  1. Start off small. The first time I meal-prepped, I went WAY overboard and found myself overwhelmed. Try focusing on whatever meal you find yourself needing healthy dishes for the most.
  2. Only prep a protein. Prep one protein-filled food at the beginning of the week, and then pair it with plants throughout the week. 
  3. Create your own salad bar. Put items like hard boiled egg, drained and rinsed black beans, chickpeas, shredded cheese, sliced almonds, and dried cranberries in clear containers. 
  4. Let the slow-cooker do the work. My favorite tip! Throw it all together in the morning, let the crock pot do the work, and come home to something delicious!
  5. Incorporate prepared foods. Using pre-cut or frozen veggies can save you both time and money. 
  6. Start a new podcast. Sounds weird, but meal prepping is sometimes grueling. You can listen to a podcast to keep you occupied and entertained while you're cooking away.