The holiday season has begun. With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away and Christmas and New Year’s Day right behind, we now challenge ourselves to eat healthily while avoiding overeating. This can easily be done by planning and prepping our meals.
1. Plan and Prep
First, carve out a few minutes to plan your menu for the week (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Next, go grocery shopping and buy only the ingredients necessary to cook those meals. Pick a day (I usually choose Sundays) that works best for you. When I prep on Sundays, it helps me focus on the week ahead and my Sunday meals tend to be healthy as well.
2. Choose Healthy Ingredients
As for how to meal prep, try to stick to lean meals. Try to avoid flour, sugar, and salt. You might also want to stay away from using any creamy sauces. Stick to mustard, ketchup, oil and vinegar, balsamic vinaigrette or anything non-creamy and low to no sodium. Prepare dishes that are baked, sautéed, or grilled.
3. Go Big
Prepare a few dishes that will stay fresh for a couple of days and freeze the rest. If you have never used a crockpot, now might be a good time to start. Your meal can cook while you’re sleeping and there isn’t a lot of