The idea behind meal prep

Wednesday 18th September, 2019  ●  Sarah Agius

It’s easy to make the decision to eat more healthily. The hard part is actually doing it. Some common stumbling blocks are deciding what to eat and doing the daily preparations, cooking and dishes. It’s about over-prepping for a few weeks and then coasting at mealtime.

1. Frozen food is your friend

Freezing meals is one of the best ways to cut back on daily prep and give yourself a variety of food to eat.

On your meal-prep day, open the club pack of chicken breasts, steak or fish you’ve bought and cut it all up to your portion size. Season it and then wrap the individual portions in reusable silicone bags or containers and freeze it.

You can also make up a batch of chili, curry chicken, stuffed peppers, meatballs or stews and package them in individual portions. Take the portions you need out of the freezer in the morning, thaw in the fridge and toss them in the oven or on the barbecue when you get home. You can also put frozen portions into the slow cooker before you head out the door.

2. Fresh and fast

If you prefer fresh ingredients for your meals, prep days would involve chopping up vegetables for a salad and dividing them into individual portions to go in the fridge. Make up a few batches of different salad dressings and put them in the fridge. Cook some chicken, steak or hard-boiled eggs and have those packaged in portions. When you get home, you have a salad buffet in your fridge, or maybe veggies for a quick stir-fry.

If you make the commitment to meal prep and set aside the time, you’ll end up with something that’s healthy and delicious and you won’t be tempted to cheat or nibble on random food.

Sarah Agius

Sarah Agius

Manager, Sky Spirit

You might have seen Sarah around Sky Spirit. Sarah works mostly behind the scenes and operates Sky Spirit's day to day needs, schedules and upkeep in general.

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