January 23rd, 2017

// Meal Prep Essentials

We’ve all seen the post on Instagram that says a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. We over here at Train It Right couldn’t help but agree! Sunday’s are a great day to relax, reset and get ready for the work week ahead. But like many, you’re probably on a journey of health and fitness. Eating clean and sticking to a plan can be one of the hardest parts of your journey. The best way to combat failure in this is planning and prepping. Though there are many food prep companies (and they are great) prepping your own food can be simpler and easier than you think.

Here are a few tips to help you ease into prepping your own food:

* Create a grocery list based on your food plan and shop the day before prepping

* Lay out all of your containers
– Use your open counter space to house your containers and place the food in the containers as you go. So when your spinach is ready go ahead and ration it out for each meal as you go.
* Cook all at once
– The cool thing about a full kitchen is several appliances. Example… You can bake your fish or and chicken in the oven while cooking your sides such as spinach, kale, broccoli and more on the stove top. Multitasking at its finest!
– You can also make use of the racks in the oven and bake several items at once. Just keep strict watch of the timer.
* Wash the dishes as you go
– This helps with clean up which speeds up the process. A secret of all chefs!

*Remember why you’re doing it

– Lets face it, some of us just don’t like to cook. With that being said, remember why you’re investing the time now. Not only are you sticking to your meal plan to ensure you meet your goals, but you’re saving time and money!
Happy meal prepping.

For a free meal tracker, click here http://www.trainitright.com/wp-content/themes/trainitright/TrainItRightFreeFoodJournal.pdf

Train It Right – Alicia Bell

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