The fear of shorts and bathing suits replacing the comfort of our chunky sweaters and sweatpants is slowly setting in, warmer weather is coming folks! We can all admit we’ve probably tried a fad diet, or done a juice cleanse to kick start our summer bod goals, but I assure you, there is a better way.
Just like how staying organized in our home can keep our mind clear and life on track, the same idea can be used in terms of meal prepping. If you plan out healthy, delicious meals for yourself for the week ahead, your days will be easier and you won’t have to think about calorie counting, or saying “screw it I’m too tired to cook, I’m getting pizza”!
Sundays are the best day to do all the meal prep work, so the food you buy and cook stays fresh throughout the week. The key to grocery shopping? Lists! Doing your research and finding healthy recipes is essential. Make sure to write down every ingredient you need before you leave the house, then head to your favorite grocery store (as early in the day as possible)!
If you can get all of the cooking done in the afternoon, then you’ll still have time to relax on Sunday night and take some time for yourself or to be with your family before the busy week ahead.
Once you have all the food prepped, the best way to store it is in glass Tupperware in the fridge. The oxo containers are the best. They will last forever, are easy to throw in the dishwasher, and you can heat the food up right in it! Glass is way better than plastic for your food and the environment!
Keep reading for some examples of our go to recipes for springtime meal prepping!
For breakfast, overnight oats are easy, filling and delicious! Grab some mason jars and follow this super simple recipe:
½ cup of oats (any brand, even gluten free works great!)
1 tbsp chia seeds
½ cup of any fruit you like (bananas, blueberries or raspberries are our favs)
½ cup of unsweetened almond milk
optional: sweetener- ½ scoop of protein powder, yogurt, honey or maple syrup
Put everything in a mason jar, with the lid on, shake it up and put it in the fridge to enjoy in the morning! Pro tip – add some nut butter or granola on top in the morning if you want to make it feel like you got it at your favorite breakfast café.