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Food Preparation is super important when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It may seem like a chore at the start but rest assured, with a little practice and patience, it will soon become a new normal and healthy habit, that you simply can not do with out.
We love that food preparation gives you back a sense of control. It gives you a feeling of calmness in knowing you are nourishing yourself and your family to the best of your ability. It doesn’t always have to be perfect – there are going to be times when all you do is get the bare minimum done, but keep in mind, that ‘something’ is so much better than nothing at all!
Here are some of the benefits of Food Prepping –
These are our own personal “Food Preparation” tips we use in our everyday life that really work!
Plan – 7 main (Dinner) meals for the week. Double up on quantities, left-overs are always handy for lunch the next day!
Schedule – a day in the week, usually a Saturday or Sunday, depending on your schedule when you can get a food shop done and spend a few hours in the kitchen. Put some music on, a couple of candles and whilst you are ‘doing’ something, try and relax and enjoy it.
Set the time aside – Do a bulk cook up of meals you can freeze or keep in the fridge for later in the week. You will eventually create a stockpile.
See examples below- (main meals)
Make up individual servings and put them in takeaway containers. Basically just have to heat and serve.
Most of these sides can be chopped, prepped and store in the fridge.
Sides – (for mains and lunches)
Fresh Greens – (for salads and Smoothies)
Frozen Fruit – (for smoothies)
Snack Ideas – (always have these in the fridge during the week)
Being consistent is the key to maintaining your flow. After a few weeks you will notice the benefits in yourself and your whole family environment.