As the saying goes, FAIL TO PREPARE…PREPARE TO FAIL…BUT, meal prepping doesn’t have to mean spending your whole weekend in the supermarket or the kitchen. Here are our 5 top tips that will help you think outside of the (Tupperware) box and keep you on track to achieve your goals…
- Block out prep time:
For many people, one of the biggest obstacles to their health and fitness journeys is ‘time’. Forget getting in late after work and trying to tackle it all at once. Instead, clear a block on a Sunday afternoon to smash it out. That way, you can prep enough for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next three days, before having another go mid-week to tide you over till the weekend.
- Make a plan:
Having a plan of what you’re going to eat in the week will not only help you stay on top of your nutrition goals, but it will also stop you from grabbing unhealthy fast food on the go.
- Up your Tupperware game:
Any top meal prepper knows the value of having plenty of Tupperware knocking about in their cupboards. Invest in at least ten containers to accommodate all sorts of meals.
- Make the most of the microwave:
Say goodbye to boiling big batches of basmati rice and say hello to packs of the microwavable stuff that’s done in a flash. Microwaving certain foods is an efficient way of cutting downtime in front of the stove, and contrary to popular belief, it’s not been shown to be bad for you. New studies suggest that microwaving certain foods will not affect their nutritional value and will actually help retain key minerals and vitamins that are normally lost through boiling.
- Stock up:
Having your cupboards well stocked is a sure-fire to keeping you consistent. Having the right foods in (and the wrong foods out), including a selection of herbs and spices, will not only elevate your recipes but will give you a massive variety of different meal options and flavours to choose from, especially if you’re using only a few ingredients.