Did you know that diets are 80 percent food choice and 20 percent activity?
This means that it’s much more important what you eat to diet versus what you do. We can help you with the 80 percent. We’ve got five healthy meal prep tips you need to know about:
1. Healthy Meal Prep Every Week
One of the best things you can do for your diet is to remove the guesswork. Weekly meal prep can save you money, calories, and a lot of mental anguish.
As reported by many of the top nutrition blogs online, it’s important to take some time prior to a weekly shopping trip to think about what meals you wish to focus on in the coming days, and create a prep list from your favorite healthy recipes. This is one of the first downfalls when it comes to dieting and trying to eat healthy.
This minimizes time at the store, and you can shop seasonally for the freshest vegetables and other fare. If you’re a coupon cutter, being a meal prepper can help you cut down costs by buying what’s on healthy and on sale!
2. Have Your Recipes Ready
If you’ve decided to prepare your meals in a healthy way, the best thing you can do is have a treasure trove of recipes ready to go.
Focus on key superfoods, macronutrients, and proteins that will keep you going throughout the day in a sustainable way. And with that in mind, search far and wide for your favorite dishes.
It’s best if you have some simple recipes, as well as some fit for a dinner party. You never know what you’ll need to prepare for. And variety is the spice of life!
3. Get the Right Containers
Whether it’s Tupperware, glassware, or Ziploc bags, you need to have the right containers to fill your fridge with prepared food. If you plan your meals for the week ahead, make sure your containers are airtight and won’t let in mold-making moisture.
Healthy meal prep can easily go awry if you don’t seal up your future feasts!
Some people enjoy stackable, rectangle or square containers, so that they can keep a clean feel in the fridge. Others color code for the day of the week, especially if your meal prep strategies span both lunch and dinner.
For things like overnight oats, mason jars are a perennial favorite.
4. Consider Delivery
If you’re just too busy to meal prep, think about getting your healthy meals delivered. Local and national services are available, depending on your diet, price range, and preferences.
One of the best things about having your meals delivered is that you can customize them without having to spend the hours looking up recipes and doing your own meal prep. It’s a shortcut to the good life if you choose it!
Bonus Pro Tip: If you’re too busy to shop but too cheap for delivery, try ordering your groceries!
5. Get Techy With It
Healthy meal prep suggestions and logs can easily be tracked if you use apps like MyFitnessPal or make boards on Pinterest. Combine your meal prepping strategies with your techno-savvy to create the easiest and most successful diet you can!
Healthy Eating Starts Here
If you want to learn more about health, diet and exercise, and living the good life, check out the “Wellness” section of our site. Happy eating, and cheers to your health!