Keep You Diet on Track with These Simple Ideas
If you are like most people, you find it difficult to prepare meals during the workweek. The following article suggests preparing a weeks worth of meals ahead of time. There is definitely an art to this and finding the right balance depends on the individual.
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About a year and a half ago, he switched his eating habits and began posting photos of a week’s worth of lunches and dinners (two recipes cooked in 5 portions each) to his Instagram account. His tasty, affordable recipes began receiving attention from others trying to eat healthy, so he launched his website and a new Instagram account dedicated to meal prep last month. We tapped Peters for his top tips on getting started with meal prepping and batch cooking, plus the 4 recipes you’ll need to create a week of (delicious!) dinners. (Share your own meal prep photos with these 9 Ways to Take Better Food Photos on Instagram.)
Getting into a new routine of prepping all your meals ahead can take time to take some getting used to. Peters suggests starting with a few days’ worth of meals at a time, then slowly building up to making a whole week of meals in one session. “If you try to do a week all at once in the beginning, you will get discouraged and it will be messy,” he warns. Planning ahead also helps to make meal prep a sustainable healthy habit.
Break It Up
To stave off boredom, freeze one or two meals each time you make a new recipe so you can swap in something different throughout the week. If you’re freezing, cook foods that have a low water content. You can also add different sauces to a meal to change the flavor, or plan to eat out one night that week to give your taste buds a refresh.
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