Sundays are a great day for us to meal prep for the week. Most weeks, I do my grocery shopping on Sunday. I make my menu. I write my list. I plan ahead. For all 5 of us. Sunday afternoons consist of a crock pot meal and/or cooking lunches for the week. I want to give you a peek into a week of meal prep for us.
I also make my menu for the week for our evening meals. This week's menu will be ground turkey stuffed peppers, baked tilapia, chicken stir fry, lettuce wrap fajitas, and chicken and broccoli cheddar soup (a healthier version- recipe to come!). We're having grilled chicken, sweet potatoes, and green beans tonight. Many of you with children ask how we do it with kids. Well, they eat eggs. We make waffles, pancakes or muffins on the weekends and freeze them for the week. Granola, more fruit, yogurts, string cheese, english muffin mini pizzas, baked chicken tenders/nuggets, whole grain or brown rice spaghetti, and they usually eat what we eat for dinner too!
You may see a pattern here. We eat very similarly each week. Why? Because we know what we're eating, we have goals, and eating clean and keeping our health in check will help us get there. Having competed, I can tell you that nutrition plays a GIGANTIC role in your body fat percentage, your muscle tone, your weight loss or gain, and your overall health. I will also tell you that after indulging in a little too much Halloween candy this weekend, G.I. distress reared it's ugly head in this household! Headaches and sugar also go hand in hand for this lady right here.
It's been a learning process but we have made it work for our family and we have never been healthier in our entire lives! That's a really amazing feeling to tell you the truth. If you're struggling with meal planning, prep, don't know where to begin or have questions on how to get started, I would love to help you. I have monthly accountability groups that incorporate nutritional needs as well as fitness, that are great for beginners and individuals looking to improve their current nutrition as well as lose weight. If you are interested, please find me on Facebook and send me a message, or complete the application below. I hope you have found this information useful, please feel free to comment or share! Thank you!
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