Meal Prep 101
I know I sound like a broken record when I’m constantly advocating to eat a diet with lots of nutrients, as I mention again in today’s post. One of the roadblocks I hear from people is they don’t have time every night to prepare their meals.
I get it, eating healthy does require time to prepare the food. I feel the same most nights. From the time the boys get home from school until dinner it’s pretty hectic in my house. I don’t always have a lot of time to make dinner, especially if it involves washing and chopping vegetables. I’ve found preparing my vegetables ahead of time can ensure I’m able to have vegetables, especially greens, at every meal.
Here are some helpful hints:
- Create a menu for the week ahead of time. This will also help with grocery shopping.
- Find a day (or two) of the week where you can dedicate time to washing, chopping and storing your vegetables.
- Most raw vegetables can last 5-7 days in the fridge.
- Any leftovers can be used to make stock (that will be another post!)
Now you can quickly steam, roast or saute your vegetables. Or, have the fixings to put together a great salad!
Here’s to healthy eating, Enjoy!