As part of this months #WannabeLean Challenge I wanted to share all my best meal prepping tips. I’ve also created a YouTube video demonstrating how I do my weekly meal prep. Be sure to check it out at YouTube.com/WannabeBalanced. I’ve been able to see tremendous results by following these tips I’m about to mention. Thirteen years ago I made a huge change in my diet, I began encorporating cleansing and an abundance of nutrition. By doing so I was able to lose 25 lbs and go from a size 10 to a 5. Since then I’ve had 4 babies, gain 50 lbs with each pregnancy, and still able to get down to a size 5.
Start with a CLEANSE
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Always Make Extra
I’m going to give you 7 healthy meal ideas, plus some snack ideas to work with. I think these 7 meals and snacks are more than enough to get you through a full week of healthy meals. I always make extra of each meal so that I can separate the left overs into containers to serve as another meal for the next day or later in the week.
Find a Meal Replacement Shake and Bar that you LOVE!
Save time by replacing 1 to 2 meals a day with a high quality meal replacement shake. I use THIS ONE because it’s an organic whey protein imported from New Zealand. It’s undenatured, which means it’s a low heat pasteurization, therefore preserving the essential enzymes and vitamins. Unfortunately almost every shake out there is denatured, but this is the only one I know of that is processed differently. I believe this protein shake is actually one of the most important components to my weight loss results. I’ve been drinking it EVERY morning for the last 13 years.
Healthy Snack Ideas
- Veggies with hummus
- Hard boiled egg
- Avocado Ice Cream (just blend up some avocados with frozen strawberries, and vanilla stevia drops)
- Healthy Gluten Free Brownies (just google a recipe)
- Healthy Gluten Free Muffins
- Sprouted Buckwheat Cereal (soak the buckwheat groats for a few hours, rinse and repeat), with berries and seeds.
On Meal Prep Day
If you take one day a week to prep your food then you will be much more successful making healthy food choices the rest of the week. Here’s a list of things I recommed doing on meal prep day.
- Grill Chicken
- Wash and cut up veggies
- Boil Eggs
- Bake Sweet Potatoes
- Make Healthy Brownies or Muffins and freeze
- Soak Buckwheat
- Use a spiralizer to make your zoodles
- Use an Instant Pot pressure cooker to make your veggie soup
Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza with fresh mozzarella and spinach. I like to buy the Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix to speed up the prep time. You can also add more veggies if you like.
Taco Tuesday Lettuce Wraps. I just cook up some ground turkey meat, add some taco seasonings and salsa. Then use lettuce leaves in place of the taco shell and top with your favorite healthy toppings like avocados or black beans.
Chicken or fish with sweet potatoes and steamed veggies.
Chicken Salad with sweet potatoes
Sauted Zoodles with ground turkey meat sauce or marinara sauce. I like to sprinkle mine with some chia seeds.
Teriyaki Chicken and rice noodle bowl with steamed broccoli.