Meal prepping is so necessary for me when it comes to maintaining my healthy lifestyle. If I don’t meal prep, I find that it is easier for me to make bad decisions. If I am hungry and I have nothing prepared for a snack or meal, I will resort to a cheeseburger, pasta, Wendy’s, etc. I currently keep my routine very simple. I shop on Sundays and usually pick up a protein, fruits, vegetables, and one carb. As I continue on this journey, I plan to start being a little more adventurous with the meals that I plan.
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1st Step: Plan and create a shopping list before heading to the supermarket. There have been many occasions where I would go to the store, buy all of my ingredients, get home and realize I didn’t get eggs, or strawberries, or something I was looking forward to. When this happens, I automatically feel defeated and end up not as successful with my meal prep. So now I ensure I make a comprehensive list before I leave the house. If I am following a recipe, I ensure I include ALL of the ingredients on that list.

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2nd Step: cooking the Food: This part is easier for me then I would have originally thought. I usually do a stir-fry with a protein or seafood and vegetables. So that is a very quick and effortless meal. Then for the sides, I bake a couple sweet potatoes and mash them up. Then voila, I’m done! After that, I wash fruits, cut them up, and put in containers. Then, I gather all my snacks. I usually do 3 days worth of meals at a time because I am not a huge fan of leftovers so by Thursday, I am bored with the meals and really not interested in any meal that was cooked on Sunday.

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Here is my meal for the week! I can’t wait to have this for the next three days! Do you meal prep? What are some of the recipes that you make to prepare for the week?

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Have an amazing Monday and week!

XOXO!