Fit for Life #6 - Meal prepping for HEALTHY BODY!

in food •  6 months ago

Hello Steemit!

For today's Fit for Life article I wanted to cover more of my daily habits and routines that keep my healthy. I'd like to talk today about meal prepping. Meal prepping is when you make time once or twice a week to prepare your food for the week. For many people that means pre-cooking meals for either breakfast, lunch or dinner or perhaps all three!

For me, it sometimes means that, but often it just means taking time to prepare the ingredients for my meals before hand. What I'll often do is what you see below - wash all of my veggies and then dry them and store them in kitchen roll in the fridge. This helps them stay fresh for longer!

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Below is an example of my fridge after I've just been shopping on a Sunday. We always do our shopping and prepping on a Sunday so that it is ready for the week ahead. I always make sure I have lots of vegetables and meat for the week because it makes it so easy to have healthy food on hand. If you don't have healthy food in the house, you'll reach for junk food or order food.

My philosophy is to make healthy food easier than junk food. If I have the food in the house and it's already ready for me to cook, I'm more likely to cook it. I also only really buy vegetables that cook quickly, for example green veggies. I don't buy a lot of vegetables that would need to be boiled for 15 minutes or roasted - I like quick!

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Meal prepping for lunches


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The only meals I usually prep in advance are lunches. For this week's lunch I prepared chicken kebabs!

Recipe:

  • 1tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic salt
  • bunch of coriander, chopped
  • Lemon Juice
  • 500g Chicken Breast
  • 2 Red Peppers
  • 2 Onions

Method:

Chop the chicken into chunks and place in a large bowl. Mix in the spices, the chopped coriander and the lemon juice and coat the chicken well. Next cut chunks from the peppers and onions. Now slide the chicken, the pepper and the onions onto skewers and grill for around 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Always check that your chicken is white in the middle and not pink.

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I prepared enough for about four lunches for myself and had them with some green beans that I also cooked before hand. Before eating, drizzle a bit more lemon juice on top! This makes a really easy, quick lunch that you can eat almost anywhere. Give it a go!

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Just a short one for my Fit for Life series today because meal prepping is quite a boring subject - but it is very important. In our busy lives, we can't always make time to cook and that can lead to eating junk food because it's easy and convenient. Because of this, I always try to make some food in advance or prep as much of my food for storage as possible so it can stay fresh longer.

Do you have any good meal prep tips? Do you prepare any food before hand to take to work with you or school? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to know your top tips!

Yours in health,
Coach Ben

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I prep twice a week with enough food for leftovers the next day. Love meal prepping ahead of time so there’s no confusion about what to eat. I’m the type that gets ‘hangry’ if there’s no food!

First of all, thank you for sharing this meal prep idea! I too prepare meals in advance so that

  1. I avoid cheat meal as much as possible
  2. reduces cooking time instead of doing it daily
  3. it helped me lose weight as I stayed on track

One thing I would like to request from you is, share some similar interesting recipes for vegetarians/vegans, which has good amount of protein and fats. Many of my Instagram followers are vegetarians

You can find me on Instagram: udaya.bhat
Steemit id: @ubfitzone
Cheers! And keep going!

Thanks,
Udaya

Look great!!

I agree with you that Meal preparation is the boring part but its also the important part!

Keep making healthy meals and you will soon reach your goals!💪😃

tasty n healthy

This looks amazing! Definitely looking forward to trying this myself.

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I did the food diet where I ate 6 small meals a day, lost 10lbs in two weeks but was always hungry. Need to try that again, I'm up 20lbs mostly muscle but not toned :(

Hi great post! Meal prep is so important when you're trying to make healthy food choices. Today I arrived home with my kids after a long car journey in thunder and lightening. There was no quick food in the house so we went to McDonalds! This is what happens when you haven't meal prepped!

Tasty 😀. It's look like asian food

Que buenos pinchos.... se ven provocativos y ricos...

that BBQ food looks fantastic

For those in a hurry and to avoid the fast food habit, invest in a CROCK POT. Let the pot do the cooking while you are doing something else. There is nothing like coming home from work to the wonderful aroma of dinner.... ready to eat.

You want to succeed in fit Fam journey and lifestyle, you ve got to learn how to make your meals before hand else you will be tempted to take junks. While I was still working in a hospital, I make sure I pack my breakfast, Lunch and smoothies to work, stock my fridge and freezers and make meal that will last me at least 3days and it worked.

Looks delicious!
Meal prepping is important here... But I often get behind. We are a family of 6... 6 very big eaters. We eat mostly Paleo and go through tons of produce weekly!

I try to keep cooked meat, like chicken or meatballs, and fresh snackable veggies & fruit available for kid lunches.

I actually love this recipe.
Thanks for sharing