Something I get asked all the time is “how do you have time to eat healthy?” Yes, cooking your meals from scratch takes a little longer, but it doesn’t have to take up your life! Plus, the benefits of a wholesome, delicious, thoughtful meal outweigh the hour extra spent, not to mention the cost! There’s something special about sitting down and sharing a home cooked meal made with love and great ingredients.
1. Wash and bag your smoothie/juicing stuff for the week!
I cannot even tell you how awesome this simple tip is, and how much time it will save you during your busy mornings. Just open up, add a frozen banana ice cubes almond milk or water, and presto!! Saves you from buying an overpriced, calorie and sugar loaded breakie.
2. Prepare salad and snacking veggies Have a salad bar waiting for you in your own fridge. By washing and chopping your greens, toppings, and veggies ahead of time you can have quick delish and energy packed meal in minutes. If you peeked in my fridge I always have cucumber, carrots, celery, romaine, bell peppers, tomatoes, blueberries, boiled eggs and nuts ready to go
3. Make 1 or 2 delish dressings to have stocked during the week Bottled dressings are convenient and easy, but they’re filled with nasty preservatives, chemicals, toxins, thickeners, bad fats, and sugar/corn syrup. Just read the ingredient label! Luckily you can make your own for super cheap, super easy, without all the bad and with all the good! Try some of my favs:
4. Prepare a big batch of meal staples
- zucchini/squash/carrot/or sweet potato noodles with a spiralizer (forget regular noodles, this is my fav!!)
- cauliflower rice
- brown rice
- soak & cook your beans for optimal digestion, nutrients, and price
Freeze your big big batches if you’re prepping to last longer than a week
5. Make a big batch of sauces to pair with your staples
Freezing sauces in an ice cube tray makes portioning them out, keeping them fresh for a long time, and quick melting a no-brainer! You’ll never want to go back to store bought again! Pop out a few cubes into the pan with your noodles/rice/beans Try these:
I hope you found this helpful!! Please comment YOUR meal prep ideas and tips, we’d love to hear them!
xo Love Happiness and Health
This post was inspired by one of my fav healthy bloggers, The Detoxinista, head over to her blog for more awesome recipes 🙂