A Beginners Guide to Meal Prepping

Meal prepping is the latest trend in health and fitness.

It’s an art to learn how to prepare healthy, nutritious, balanced meals and snacks to keep you track with your health goals and not be tempted by “easy”, take-away options that aren’t nutritionally balanced or good for your waistline.

We thought we’d give you a quick how-to on prepping your meals for the week to get you into the rhythm of meal prepping, and on the way to a healthier, wholesome diet.

Try to do it on the Sunday so that you are ready for the week ahead.

Smoothies

Everyone knows that a smoothie is a great way to start the day. Our banana chunks are a fantastic addition to your smoothie, as are our frozen berries. To meal prep simply, we love the idea of grabbing a few portion-sized zip lock bags, some great ingredients such as banana, strawberries, kale or mango, and storing them in the freezer, ready to go. This way, all you need to do is add milk, or coconut water and you are good to go!

 

 

Lunch Packs

They sounds dorky-as-anything, but your body with thank you for fuelling it with delightful foods all week. Your lunches should be full of three things – protein, grains, and vegetables. Of course you can add/subtract based on your food preferences, allergies etc., but this is a good starting point. Chicken, mince or steak are great carnivorous protein options or tofu and beans are great for a non-meat option. Pair it brown rice or quinoa and then a mix of your favorite vegetables, either roasted or steamed is a perfect combo.

Snacks

This is where many go wrong. We need snacks to keep us going throughout the day but it doesn’t have to be anything huge. Try some cubed cheese, almonds, carrot and celery sticks, hummus, or some sliced ham. These will keep any hunger pains at bay and calm the temptation to eat unhealthy cakes from the tearoom.

Now then, how are good you feeling about prepping this week? The best way to achieve goals is to stay focused, and remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. One bad meal doesn’t have to mean a bad week, so stay on track and keep your eyes on the prize.

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