One of the keys to sticking to your nutrition plan is food prep. It can sometimes feel that you just don’t have time to do food prep. However, once you get the process down it can save you even more time during the week.
In an article on the website The Lean Green Bean, author Lindsay Livingston gives 5 steps to making it easier. Check out the full article to learn more. The first step lays the foundation to a successful food prep: Make a Plan!
This can be full recipes or simply a list of food components. It does not have to be every single thing you’re going to eat next week or even full meals. The goal is to just make a list of food items you could prep that will make your life easier.
I usually keep my food prep really simple:
- Hard boiled eggs – I use these to eat as a snack, make deviled eggs, make egg salad, or to add to a salad
- Cut up raw veggies – I eat way more vegetables throughout the week if they are already prepped
- Bacon – I cook bacon in the oven on a cookie sheet and use it to go with hard boiled eggs for a quick grab and go breakfast or to crumble on my salads
- I also plan some meals with extra food to use for leftovers (make 2 lasagnas and freeze one, make extra taco stuff to make taco salads, etc.)
Do you food prep? Share your ideas in the comments.