SUNDAY FUNDAY FOOD PREP went down, of course! MY FAVORITE–but you already knew that And I brought back a FAVORITE…Meatloaf–Papaya and Serrano pepper flavored this time! If you want the recipe, let me know and I’ll share it!
Oh, and peep that perfectly roasted, mushy, delicious kabocha and delicata squash–FREAKING HEAVEN! As you know, those are in my top 3 FAVORITE foods of ALL time…
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Now here are 7 reasons you should start food prepping today–and I can help you if needed
1. Saves You Time
Yes, it may mean spending two hours getting everything ready on a Sunday, but just think about all of the hours saved during the week! Think about it: If you spend 10 min. every day making a meal or 10 minutes running to a fast food joint, over the course of 5 days:
5 days’ x 3 meals per day x 30 minutes per meal = 7.5 hours!
You have just saved yourself 5.5 hours and a heck of a lot fewer dishes to wash by prepping!
2. Saves You Money
To many people, it seems like meal prepping is expensive, but the reality is, it is much cheaper! When you spend around $75 at one time on a Sunday meal prep haul, it seems like a lot. But if you break it down, you will see that is not the case. The average take-out meal costs around $5.00.
5 days per week x 3 meals per day x $5 per meal = $75 but this price doesn’t include any snacks! So tack on another $2 per snack (usually 2 per day) and you are looking at $95 for the week!
3. Less Stress
Yes, most think that meal prepping on a Sunday is stressful. But how stressful is it to rush around each morning, afternoon and evening trying to toss together a healthy meal or finding a place to grab a last-minute meal?
If you are armed with a plan on Sunday for your meal prep, you will eliminate all of the weekend and weekday stress! What happens when stress levels go down? Cortisol levels drop, and we lose body fat! It’s a magic weight loss trick without any work!
4. Adds Variety
Variety is the spice of life! It’s what keeps us from getting bored. When you don’t plan, the tendency is to eat the same boring things over and over again. By the end of the week, we find ourselves face first in a big pile of nachos because we are so sick of chicken, broccoli, and rice or the same take-out place. By getting a little creative, you can add variety w/ different fruits and veggies, various protein choices and simple swaps of your favorite seasonings!
5. Gives You Control Over Your Nutrition
When you meal prep you are controlling what ingredients are going into your meals, your portion sizes and creating food combinations that you enjoy! Making the decisions for yourself about what is and is not included in your meal preps will keep your waistline in check, your energy levels and mental clarity up and your taste buds satisfied!
6. Portion Control
We mentioned this briefly above, but portion control is KEY to weight loss, weight gain, and even general health! Having control over the amount of food in each meal prep will help you get closer to your own personal health and fitness goals.
7. Keeps You Energized
Fueling your body with a balance of lean protein, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats will keep your energy levels up and your mind focused…just to name a few benefits! If we aren’t armed with prepared meals, the tendency is to reach for something quick like fast food and sugary or salty junk food snacks. All of these items will give us an energy spike and then send us crashing down! With meal prep on hand, you are sure to be getting in fiber, slow digesting carbs and all of the micronutrients that are vital to keeping your blood sugar (and energy) even throughout the day!
• Papaya and Serrano pepper 🌶 chicken meatloaf 😍
• Grape on the vine tomato, yellow squash, mushroom and Swiss egg 🍳 cups (perfect way to once again use up veggies I needed to! That is why I LOVE these egg cups–customizable)
•Roasted KABOCHA squash (Check out that perfect fall apart mushiness 😘!!)
•Roasted DELICATA squash (the char there too 🙌🏻)
•Cut up 😉 papaya 🍓 and raspberries in fridge!
•An assortment of roasted veggies with spices: asparagus, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, rainbow carrots 🥕 and radishes.
•Also, like always, in the fridge and freezer I have plenty of other proteins, fruits, veggies, HUMMUS (x10–no shame), bread and healthy fats like usual.