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Food Preparation- Making Life Easier!

If you’re anything like me, you probably spend most of your day in somewhat of a scramble-mode.  From the moment I get up I am running to the gym, to rehearsal, class, work, grocery store, errands- phew! In the midst of all that craziness WHEN am I supposed to have a perfectly healthy, portioned clean meal?! Add to that the fact that I work in the catering industry as well as a place where people throw sweets at you with wild abandon, and I quickly realized that it was imperative I start actually prepping my meals in advance. That way I am always ARMED with good nutrition! 🙂

I’ve been doing this for a little while now and have found that ever since, I’ve been getting leaner A LOT faster than before, and I’ve found it way easier to resist temptations. Basically, what I do is plan out around 3 meals to rotate throughout the week, and cook them all on one day!

(And yes, I did say COOK. If you’re serious about fitness and health- cooking is pretty much a necessary skill you may have to cultivate if you are not already well acquainted in the kitchen. Don’t worry- it’s not as hard as it seems! There are TONS of video tutorials and recipes online that can turn you into a regular Betty Crocker in no time.)

What I do is write out my meals and ingredients (This week it was baked rosemary tilapia with roasted broccoli, curried shrimp and squash, and teriyaki tuna burgers with kale- watch out for these recipes soon!) and then just cook them ALL at one time. I usually do this on a weekend when I have a little bit of free time, because it does usually take around an 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. at LEAST, depending on what you’re making! You can even make a fun event out of it. Play some music to pass the time!

Then I portion them all into tupperware containers, put around 3 in the fridge for quick access and throw the rest in the freezer. I usually make around 11-12 meals for the week which lasts me, especially because I still cook my breakfast and sometimes I will still eat greek yogurt or a protein shake/bar for a quick meal on the go. I have found that doing this saves SO. MUCH. MORE. TIME during the week, time I can use to get other things done besides cooking!

Does anybody else do this? If you have any great tips to share feel free to comment! And happy prepping 🙂

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  • Reply purelifeproject October 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Great idea to portion your meals out in tupperware ahead of time! It takes all the guess work out of it. Are there any certain recipes you make for your meals? Would love to know!

  • Reply Linerzen October 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    What kind of protein powder do you use?? I try to eat natural & whole… I’ve heard conflicting things about whey protein….

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