A perfectly executed, well- planned meal is the secret weapon to attaining most, if not all, of your fitness goals. One of the things we hear the most is how people ultimately want to develop a well-toned and perfectly healthy body. The reality is, we live in a pretty fitness-obsessed world and meal planning is about as normal as putting on socks. The question then becomes, are you really meal planning are just “looking” like you are meal planning?
We all know that person that is highlighting the cute little meal prep containers they just purchased, or the smoothies they just prepped in their aqua blue mason jars and although it looks cute the continuous execution in order to adapt a genuine lifestyle change often times falls flat.
Weekly meal planning can significantly improve the nutrition value of your diet, help you manage your food intake, make you accountable and the best part is that it WILL save you money in the long run! We can’t say that we know anyone that does not want to have healthier food in their own lifestyle or especially in their family’s diet. The “wanting” falls short mostly due to time being the culprit. Let’s face it - everyday life is busy. The question then becomes how can we make time to prepare healthy meals despite all of the things that the week may throw at us? We’re here to help!
Here are our top three ways to become a master prepper - and, we’re even including a reward at the end. Yes, we are rewarding you for making the conscious effort to get on track and actually Live YOUR Fit!
Incorporate 15 minute Meals For Dinner on Busy Days
When the week is extremely busy, when you know that you will be working late and out of the house and tempted to eat fast food, 15-minute meals are the way to go. I personally like to make dinners fresh each evening so I rely heavily on 15-minute and 30-minute meals. The key is to already know what you are going to eat and try to do the cutting and portioning out of ingredients on your designated meal prep day in order to make the process that much easier.
Utilize the Hell Out of Your CrockPot
I own three of these bad boys and oh what a difference they make. These come in handy when you won’t be out of the house for more than 10 hours but want to take a break from making dinner. Slow cooker meals are so amazing! You can literally throw something into the crock pot and come back 10 hours later to dinner being done. Check out some of our favorite “healthy” slow cooker meals here.
So what do you guys think?! Are you ready to try out this meal planning thing? Well, in an effort to get you started we are hooking you guys up with a free meal planning template! All you have to do is download, print, and plan! We really, really want you guys to be great!
Brit & Chan "Fit Chicks"