5 Ways To Meal Prep Like A Nutritionist
Updated: Jul 28, 2022
I don’t know about you but planning out healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner these days can sometimes feel daunting.
But if you are trying to make healthy changes or lose weight meal prep is a very important step to help you reach your goals.
By planning ahead you will increase your chances of success. We often make less healthy choices out of convenience, especially when we haven’t planned ahead.
Meal prepping for the week ahead not only ensures you are setting yourself up to eat healthy meals but is also a big-time and money saver.
As a holistic nutritionist helping my clients incorporate simple healthy meal prep strategies is key to helping them reach their goals. So I'm sharing some of my essential meal plan and meal prepping tips with you.
Here Are Some Strategies To Keep Meal Prep Simple:
Create a Plan:
Take time to make a plan for the meals you will make. Pull the recipes, fill out a weekly plan and create a grocery list. Even if you don't have time to cook all the meals just wash and cut all the fruits and veggies.
Need some inspiration? Get the family favourites meal guide which includes 12 easy and healthy recipes the entire family will love.
Stock the Pantry:
Make sure your pantry is well stocked with items that can be quickly included to make up a healthy meal on those busy days. Think of including things like organic canned legumes, quinoa, broth, and spices. You can check out a list of my top 6 hormone balancing superfoods to keep in your pantry.
Cook once and eat twice. Make large batches of your favourite recipes and freeze. During the winter I make sure my freezer is always stocked with soups and stews that I can quickly pull out when I need them.
Keep all your go-to recipes in one place so that you can quickly reference them when needed. Ensure you have all the tools you need in your kitchen.
Here are some of my essential prepping and cooking tools:
A good knife
A large soup/stock pot
Glass measuring cups and spoons
Spatula or stirring spoon
A baking sheet or roasting tray
Mason jars and glass storage containers