5 Tips about Meal Prepping
Curious about Meal Prepping? Why meal prep, how to get started and tips I’ve acquired along the way.
1. It saves you time & money – buying in bulk once a month and freezing meats/fish enables you to save the $15-$20/day on lunch in NYC as well as breakfast and dinner. It may seem like a mission, but the 1hour it takes 2 days a week is well worth having meals handy when needed. Once you get some recipes together that work well for you the prep time becomes easier.
2. It’s your answer to owning your body – When you meal prep you can control what enters your body. For both health and vanity purposes making your own meals is the best way to see the results that you want. Working out is only half of the solution.
3. Purchase good storage containers. I suggest http://bit.ly/OwIMZp
This set is about $19.99, BPA free, microwave and dishwasher safe. It has snap closures which you will need if you plan to throw them in your bags as well as portion control sized containers. You can find it at any Bed Bath & Beyond store.
Fit & Fresh makes containers and insulated bags as well as ice blocks that can carried in almost any purse or bag. http://fit-fresh.com/
* you can also find these products at TJ Maxx or Home Goods
4. Make enough food for 4-6 meals, after that you will get sick of eating the same thing. Trust me.
5. Use spices to keep things creative and exciting with out adding sugar or calories to your meals.
Curry , mustard, ginger, garlic, soy, herbs, onion, thai curry paste, Sriracha are a few of my favorite seasonings/marinates.
I asked Romy Antoine (Trainer, Nutritionist and Scientist) of RippedNFit, one of our partners at SportSetter for his expert advice on meal prepping. Romy said “By taking a short time out of your week to prep your meals, you’ll create healthier eating habits, save money that would’ve been wasted in the drive-thru and vending machines, and better manage your time to do more of the things you enjoy.”
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
You can follow Romy’s daily advice at http://www.rippednfit.com/
written by: Jaclyn Sklaver @fitmissnyc IG: Fitmissny