Making Meal Prep manageable

What do you enjoy eating?

I mean, before you prescribed to any set diet, or what someone else told you to eat?

I remember being a child and GAGGING on meat.

Why did I believe following a mostly meat KETO diet would work for me?

Drowning in the diet culture, desperate to lose weight drove me to ignore what I intuitively am driven to eat.

I found a nutritionist who helped me simplify my relationship with food. Although I didn’t remain her client for long, we have been loving friends for four years. Kim taught me that I can honor myself by taking time during the weekend to thoughtfully craft meals ready to go when mealtimes during the week gets nuts, which they inevitably it does. We try to text each other meal prep plans for the week almost every Sunday.

I’m not going to tell you what to eat, because I am not a nutritionist.

I’m also not going to tell you what day to meal prep, because you know your schedule best.

I simply wish to plant the seed of curiosity to determine what you would like to enjoy eating and feed your family.

Most meals I cook are:

  • Ready in less than 30 minutes
  • Full of fruits/vegetables/grains/legumes
  • Free of refined sugars
  • Gluten-free because it reduces symptoms of my GERD and acid reflux
  • Made with ingredients that are easy to find at the store or in my fridge
  • YUMMY

Super duper important to share: the images of my food have all been inspired by amazing cooks.

It is their artistry and creativity that called to me. All credit goes to them as I link back to their original recipes, gratefully.

The food presented spans all sorts of categories of eating. Pay no mind to titles of skinny, healthy, paleo, etc. I chose the recipes because it appealed to me, not because I follow any diet.

I am determined to treat myself to incredible meals as if I have my own celebrity chef cooking for me, even if it is, well, me.

Time to get ready!

A couple of things to consider as you begin to reflect how you want to begin meal prepping.

  • Start slowly- Think about planning for one meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) for just a couple of days. You don’t want to make batches and batches of food to find you can’t stomach the idea of eating what you prepared one more day.
  • Package your pretties- Keep it simple. Select containers that fit your budget. I’m not gonna lie, Bento Boxes are bomb, but, they can wait until your budget allows. Same for glass containers. Reusable, BPA-free, storage that can be utilized in the microwave, freezer and dishwasher is a great way to go when you are starting out.
  • Follow the formula- The building blocks for your bites are simple and can be flexible to meet your dietary needs: protein + grain + vegetables
  • Whet your appetite with well-rounded options- Customize your cuisine to your preferences and palate.

I encourage you to get excited, explore and establish your own enjoyable eats easily.

If you would like to create your own list to go shopping, you can download a Make My Own Grocery List.

If you feel you need some ideas to get you started, I’ve got you covered! Download the Get You Going Grocery List.

Still not sure how to begin? Go to Food Prep School for more encouragement.

What magnificent and manageable meals will you make?

We wanna see!!!! Leave love and a reply!

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