Food Prep…I don’t have time for that!
I can’t count how many times I’ve heard those words from friends who are just too busy, too tired, or just don’t know where to start to plan a food prep.
Well, never fear! Fit Wife is here to show you what I buy and how I prep my food for the week (Honestly, it doesn’t take that long! I swear!)
Part 1: Plan your meals
At my house, we have a few go to meals that we both like that we can cook a couple of days ahead of time.
- Turkey Meatloaf
- Baked Chicken
- Shredded Slow Cooker Chicken
- Turkey Casserole
- Protein Pancakes
Part 2: Go shopping
Here’s an example of our weekly haul…
I like to go early in the morning Saturday or Sunday so that I can get in and get out. Stick to the outer aisles; produce, meat, dairy, and make sure you eat before you go and have a list so you don’t stray when those fresh baked pastries are calling your name.
Part 3: Here comes the prep…
So I actually timed myself this time.
I started at 9:30 AM and ended at 10:15 AM.
In 45 minutes I did the following:
- Chopped veggies, sweet potatoes, and bananas to freeze for smoothies
- Mixed and baked turkey meatloaf
(looks odd, but it’s really good!)
- Prepped shredded chicken
Part 4: How we use our food
I keep a food scale on the counter and measure as I go. In the mornings I measure my chicken or turkey for lunch and throw my veggies in a pan to saute as I cook my breakfast. This usually takes me about 15 min to fix and eat breakfast and pack my lunch.
Greek Yogurt Mousse
I also have a couple of standards; peanut butter oatmeal and egg whites, protein pancakes with peanut butter, eggwhite wrap with guacamole, and of course a yummy chocolate peanut butter smoothie :). I will share recipes as requested!
So the moral of the story is, with a little planning, and a little practice, you too can manage a successful and efficient meal prep and make your eating plan a whole lot easier to implement. Fit Wife signing out.