GET THE RIGHT CONTAINERS
First, clean out your cabinets and get rid of containers that don’t have matching lids or containers. Start fresh and get yourself a new set of containers. Mix it up with mason jars, large containers for salads, compartment container and smaller snack containers.
STOCK UP WITH YOUR ESSENTIALS
Create a list of sources of carbohydrates, fats and proteins that YOU enjoy and you have access to. For example oats, brown rice, rice cakes, whole grain tortillas for carbohydrates; avocado, ghee, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil for fats; and maybe tofu, lean chicken breast and egg whites for protein. These are just examples. If you’re vegan you’ll have to change this list, if you’re gluten free – you’ll need to change up your carbs, etc.
I love cooking big batches of quinoa and sweet potato and tofu (for example) ahead of time so I can always have these staples handy and quickly put something together. Along with batch cooking is also batch “chopping.” Chop your veggies and fruits ahead of time so you can quickly make a stir fry or load up your sandwich with veggies, etc.
This part is the easiest! Watch the video and see how I quickly assemble my meals once I have all of my staples prepared and batch cooked. This will be fun and hopefully you can get creative! I’d love for you to tag me on Instagram with your creations!
NOW, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? START TODAY!
With love, health and happiness,
Brenda V. Sillas, MBA, CHES, INHC