I had to share some Meal Prep Hacks since so many people use the excuse “I don’t have time to meal prep.”
You don’t need meal prep in order to have success on your health and fitness journey…
Yes, it makes it easier to make wise choices when you are hungry but it is not going to make or break your goals.
Personally, I hate meal prep. I use to do it when I was new to fitness but as I got older it took up too much time and I couldn’t handle eating slimy ground turkey anymore. People are always shocked when they find out that I don’t meal prep.
I actually eat out a lot or I have easy, grab and go meals since my life is constantly on the go. Oh and another one, I cut up my food and put it in the fridge so it is “prepped” right before I cook it. That way I can grab it and just cook it or have fresh cut up fruit and veggies to dip in hummus (one of my faves.)
So let’s talk about these Meal Prep Hacks…
I have a blog on how to meal prep in under an hour listed HERE!
But if you aren’t one to meal prep then these tips are for you…
HACK #1: EAT OUT!
Yes, you heard that right! Anywhere you go today will have some sort of protein, complex carb and vegetable. It’s not difficult to find. The perfect meal even at a drive thru would be chicken or hamburger patty wrapped in lettuce with veggies and cheese with sweet potato fries on the side or you can skip the carb if you don’t want fried food. You can find this meal at most restaurant nowadays.
HACK #2: FIND EASY MEALS!
When I am home and ready to cook, I always look for stuff that will take under 20 minutes to prep and cook which is usually ground turkey, zucchini and rice with cheese. Crockpot meals are my go to always. One of my go-to crockpot meals is chili. It is so filling and so yummy. I do 1lb ground turkey, 1 can black beans, 1 can diced tomato and 1 can tomato sauce with chili seasoning and cheese.
HACK #3:GRAB AND GO MEALS!
Trader Joe’s has some of the best grab and go meals ever. I either get fresh salads or even frozen meals. Most people get hung up on, “what if the dressing is fattening?” It’s not much and it’s one meal… so you are fine! Dressing won’t make or break you so don’t stress the small stuff.
A lot of people are so shocked when I recommend frozen meals because they are believed to be bad for you. Now, if you are grabbing a hot packet then yeah… that’s not the frozen meal… I’m talking about. haha But there are great options. I included a company in the video below that I love. They are super clean, fresh and I don’t have to worry about wasting money on food, I throw away because I didn’t eat it that week.
Everyone wants to make things difficult when it can be simple which is the best way to get lasting results. I mean… that’s how I finally did it. After struggling with weight for 6 years, I finally got a grip on my life by breaking things down nice and simple… you can do it too.
MEAL PREP HACKS AND TIPS (diving deeper)
Meal prep hack number 3: here are my favorite frozen meals, click here to order yours now.
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