After my last meal-prepping post I learned a lot about you all that I previously had no idea – you have so much more interest in health, wellness, and most specifically, meal-prepping, than I could have imagined! And let me tell you – that makes my heart burst! Because I now know, we are one in the same.
If you haven’t read up on a few of my favorite meal-prepping recipes, check them out here! They are so easy, healthy, and the perfect plan to kick-start your week! I received such great feedback from you all on this post, so I wanted to come back and offer up something a little bit different.
I have have a challenge for you: what else can you meal prep? Time to chat about four things you’re not meal prepping, but totally should to save time and keep you on track with your health goals.
Meal-Prepping Tip #1: Divide our your fruits and vegetables for snacks.
It is so easy to get to the end of meal-prepping some pretty solid lunches and then think to yourself, “I’ll just grab fruit and vegetables in the mornings.” But mornings get busy and the good stuff gets left behind. If I divide out my fruits and vegetables into containers when I meal prep my lunches and dinners, it helps me to make sure all of that yummy produce gets eaten and doesn’t make it’s way into my garbage.
Meal-Prepping Tip #2: Prep your snacks.
Along the same lines as the fruits and vegetables, prepping out your snacks helps you portion out the right serving size and leave you prepped so you aren’t ravenous at work. Plus, having portioned snacks can help keep you from snacking on something you probably shouldn’t…
Meal-Prepping Tip #3: Make up a pitcher of green tea.
This is my one of my favorite extra meal-prepping steps! Green tea is so incredible for you. I boil up a pitcher’s worth of water on Sunday and steep a few bags and then refrigerate the batch for yummy iced tea throughout the week. This is a great way to encourage me to drink more green tea and while also serving as yummy drink throughout. I love filling up my S’well bottle in the morning and sipping my tea throughout the day.
Meal-Prepping Tip #4: Section out of your vitamins.
By sectioning out my vitamins, it gives me NO excuse not to take them. Every night with my dinner, I take a multivitamin, fish oil pills, and a probiotic. I love this little pill case that is great for travel as well as just dividing out my vitamins for the week .
Meal-Prepping Tip #5: Prep the add-ons.
Sunday’s are like a game to me of how many things can I meal prep? If there are any additional foods you add to meals, get those set up too to save you some time throughout the week. For example, many mornings, I bring a packet of oatmeal to work with me. To add to my simple packet of instant oatmeal, I throw in cinnamon, flaxseed, hemp seed and maca powder. So, I section off little containers that include these powders and grains so I can grab and go. I also love adding coconut and walnuts to my Greek yogurts, so I will prep containers of these add-ons, as well.
There you have it! Just when you thought you were done meal prepping… I’m throwing more at ‘cha! BUT, I promise that if you spend a little extra time on Sundays getting yourself set, you will be thankful. As they say, “a Sunday well spent brings a week of content.”
What are the little things you love to meal prep?