Many of us tend to use our busy schedule as an excuse for why we don’t have time to meal prep! Life can get pretty hectic. But add a sluggish-feeling body to the sometimes stressful mania of everyday life & you have a recipe for disaster (no pun intended).
It’s true, you can pick up breakfast on the way to work. You can eat lunch at the caf or food court, snack on the donuts your colleague brought to work & order take-out a few nights a week.
While these solutions seem easier on the surface, overtime, an accumulation of unhealthy habits can break the bank & more importantly, wreak havoc on your overall health, digestion, hormones, sleep, energy levels, lead to chronic fatigue, poor stress & time management, brain fog & just make you feel not like yourself!
Truth is, meal prep doesn’t take as much time as you think.
It doesn’t have to look the same every week or be made up of intricate, complicated or messy recipes that take hours to prep & even more clean-up time.
It doesn’t have to look like anybody else’s “spread”.
It just has to work for you.
All you need are a few staples to make building bowls, salads, on the go lunches & side dishes a breeze, some washed & pre-cut veggies you can steam or roast as needed, healthy snacks & some protein options (or at least pick up your fish/meats/eggs/tempeh etc. on the weekend so you know you have them when you need them!).
This week was looking a little busier than usual so I didn’t go all out – I just prepped some essentials that’ll help keep us on track even amidst the rest of LIFE! It’s easy to say you’ll do it next week but a lot harder to get up & do it today… but trust me, you won’t regret it!
On the menu this week:
- fresh watermelon
- gluten-free honey cake
- kale & celery
- bell peppers
- homemade hazelnut milk
- vegan oatmeal flax cookies
- roasted carrots & leftover roasted veggies
- boiled organic free-range eggs
- zucchini noodles & sliced zucchini for roasting
- almond flour chocolate chunk muffins
- hazelnut oatmeal chocolate espresso poppers
- organic quinoa