Before I started eating clean, I didn’t really spend too much time in the kitchen.
Now that I’ve learned a few of the basics of cooking, I realized that there is no reason to be intimidated by preparing food! Much of the preparation of healthy food doesn’t even involve any scary kitchen items [except a knife] since it’s all about fruits and veggies.
When it comes to sticking to your eating plan, I think that the most important thing by far is to be prepared.
Be prepared, like a boy scout.
All hail my beloved personal sized cooler, originally purchased as storage for champagne at the annual field party in college.
If I’m outside of my apartment, you can probably find me with my black cooler at my side. I bring it to work, to Tuna’s, when I’m out doing errands – you name it.
If I’m hungry, I need to get food fast. And I’d prefer not to make an emergency fast food drive-thru run.
With healthy snacks or meals already in my cooler (and a Clif bar always in my purse), I never have to worry about finding myself stranded without food.
Unfortunately, it takes time to be prepared. Lots of time.
You have to plan, grocery shop, and prep your food.
Originally, I used to make my breakfast, lunch, and snacks to bring to work every night before bed. I spent each evening dreading the annoying chore.
One day, I had the brilliant idea – why not prep two days worth of meals?! It took pretty much the same amount of time, but I had one less night of prep work.
Finally, I realized I could prep all of my food for the week on Sundays.
Duh. Genius, huh?
I have so many Tupperware containers now. It is absurd.
Thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!
Do you have any food prep tips?
How do you get your meals ready for the week?