• Don’t overcomplicate it
• Laugh at yourself
• Be patient
• Love yourself for trying to improve your lifestyle
Adopting a healthy lifestyle can seem like a daunting task, but you can make it easy on yourself! As long as you have a plan of attack and stick with it, a healthy lifestyle is just a few weeks away for you and your family.
Keep on hand the following :
o Sweet Chili Sauce
o Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acid, Coconut Aminos
o Vinegars: Apple Cider Vinegar/Rice/Balsamic
o Sweetener: Stevia, Honey
o Oils: Sesame, coconut, avocado, grape seed, olive o BBQ sauce
o Garlic (buy already chopped in bulk)
o Powdered Peanut Butter
o Powdered Cocoa
3. TIPS FOR ASSEMBLY:
Assembling your food ahead of time decreases the amount of time you spend in the kitchen during the week, which minimizes the chance for slipping off track, and it saves you time.
- Discover your meal prep method
- Bulk Cook: No assembly. All foods are cooked and in the fridge ready to be assembled at any given time.
- Assembly Line: Pick one meal to assemble at a time. Lay out ingredients and containers. Fill each container one ingredient at a time. (ALL meals, just snacks, just dinner, etc.)
- Have the correct assembly tools on hand to make the assembly process easy: Food scale, measuring cups/spoons, food containers of all sizes, small cups with lids, baggies of all sizes
- Incorporate a Mini-Assembly/Prep each night to save you time the next day. Take a few minutes each night to get your food ready for tomorrow. This should NOT be time consuming, but should be a time to do any “fresh cooking (like eggs or overnight oats) and to pack your bag/cooler to be prepared for the next day. This is also a great time to look ahead to dinner the next day and pull a frozen meal, crockpot meal, or meat out of the freezer to thaw.