If you are like many people, you groan at the notion of performing meal prep. While you know that it is something that you need to do, it does not mean you enjoy it! Meal prep takes some time, but if you look at preparing state your veggies just once for the whole week, then you’ll find it much easier to eat healthy home-cooked meals each evening. Some foods, some veggies are easy to prepare beforehand and save well. There are steps you can take along with your meal planning to make the job easier and you will find you spend less time doing the meal prep and more time enjoying your food!
Let us look at a few meal-prep ideas…
- One Recipe, Many Variations. Perhaps the most significant time-consuming task with meal prep is trying to figure out what to cook in the first location. You must search down recipes, figure out what will work with your weight loss diet and then purchase all the groceries required. Time-consuming stuff!
Instead, look at finding one recipe offering several variations. As an example, you might make a vegetable stir-fry. You can just alter the vegetables that you put in the stir-fry, swap out the chicken for beef as desired, and even alter the sauce a little. It’s the same meal overall, but with small changes which should be enough to keep you interested in continuing to carry on with your weight loss diet program.
The more you become accustomed to preparing the identical type of meals repeatedly, the easier it will be to plan your meal prep out to the week.
- Two Words: Slow Cooker. Slow cooking is super easy, and a process of cooking everyone should get into doing from time to time. Plus, you can make a significantly sized batch, so you’ll be eating healthy meals many times throughout your week.
- The last idea to consider is buying pre-chopped vegetables. Cutting up vegetables is often one job people dislike doing the most, so make it easier for yourself.
As you will pay a bit more for pre-chopped vegetables, it is money well spent.
There you have a few ideas to think about using to make meal prep easier. If you follow these tips, sticking to your weight loss diet will be easier than ever.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes isn’t a condition you need to just live with. You can make simple adjustments to your everyday routine and reduce both your weight and your glucose levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.