Meal prepping is exactly what it sounds like. Preparing several meals in advance to get the nutrition you need, save money, and be prepared.Dial in your nutrition by planning out meals for the week and hitting adequate protein and fat while consuming high-quality carbohydates.Save money by not having to splurge on work lunches and by buying in bulk - don’t be going out for lunch several times per week. Your wallet and body weight will thank you!
The biggest excuse I hear is, "I don't have the time to exercise."Like every other necessary activity in our life, we have to plan for it, or do it in small increments. So put your workouts on your calendar and stick to it. Plan where you're going to exercise, what moves you'll do, and for how long. Remember, 15 minutes walking is better than nothing at all.You can even add minutes of exercise throughout your day and it will all add up at the end of the week! Here are suggestions:Try taking stairs whenever you canWalk at lunch time.
Healthier School Lunches
Whether you are a teacher or you have a child going back to school here are some simple lunch time swaps to make for a healthier meal.
Switch out the sugary fruit juices for regular or naturally flavored H2O and a piece of real fruit. Water rich fruits and veggies like watermelon, strawberries, cucumber and celery promote hydration.
Instead of fruit snacks that are filled with artificial colors and flavors choose dried fruit.
I am NOT the best writer. In fact, thank goodness for blogging so I have a place to practice at improving for the past few years. But when my first daughter began school two years ago, I wanted to send her off when positive thoughts and loving words of wisdom so I would write the occasional lunch box note "Have a great day!" and "We love you!" with little pictures of stick figure smiley faces and sun beams.
I make most of my meals at home on the weekends to prepare me for the week. I lead a pretty busy life, so the weekend is the only time I can shop and cook meals for the week. The beauty of home cooked meals is that they're good, they're cheaper than going out to eat, and you know what the ingredients are because you bought them! You can also portion control your meals.