Food Prep – It’s Not Just For Parties

My husband is a foodie. What that means is, he lives for the whole food experience. He loves thinking about, planning for, buying for, finding great deals for, making food for, and eating food for parties and everyday occasions, like dinner. Some days, it is so strong in him, that before we even taste a bit of our dinner before us, he will lean over to me and say, “do you know what we are having tomorrow?” With a huge grin and a twinkle in his eyes. Me, the non foodie, thinks, “I just want to eat this dinner, I don’t really care about tomorrow’s at all.” He just doesn’t get me, lol.

It takes a lot of planning and preparation to get ready for an event where food is a major part of that event. You want everything to be just right. Looking delightful to the eye along with causing your palate to salivate as you take in all that has been made. The food should help the event to go well, given at just the right time, served in the right amounts in an order that appeals to the tastes. It is just a lot of work. Why do people do this? For the love of the connection made through the food, of course.

In the same way, food prep on your journey to a healthy and fit life is just as important. You have set your mind to achieve a transformation of your body and mind. You want to do everything in your power to make this journey as easy as possible. One of the most important things that you can do, is prep your food for the week, ahead of time. Whether you are doing this for yourself, or for your family, planning is key to minimize waste, making the food satisfying, and meeting your goals of a leaner and healthier you.

It doesn’t matter how many meals a day you Meal prep delivery are eating, prepping your food on the weekends will help you throughout the week to keep on track. I happen to eat five or six meals per day depending upon whether I’m weight training or not. Most of the food that I purchase is whole foods vs prepackaged foods. I’ve worked out a system that works for me that I will share here. As you work on this piece of your health and fitness journey, your prep make look a little different and that is good, because we are different people with different tastes. My hope is to give you an idea of what food prep can look like and have you take it from there.

My husband does the shopping and he has become familiar with the types of foods that I like to eat. He also is always looking for deals on things so when the shopping is done, I have to use what he has purchased to my greatest advantage. I eat beans of some type almost every day. They are considered a carb for my purposes even though they also have some protein in them as well. Every two weeks I pull out the crock pot and place 2 to 4 cups of red beans in. I’ll add some chicken broth, some dried peppers for a little pizazz, and perhaps some other spices as well and then let them cook over night until they are soft. I do like when they get a bit softer because then some of the beans will break down and create a wonderful sauce from the chicken broth. Once cooked, I pull them out and put them into containers. Some small containers for immediate meals and some in larger containers for next week.

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