Hi. My name is Iris and I am on a quest to eat healthier and be healthy.
I used to be someone who didn't really care that much about what I ate. I would usually just eat starch, protein, fat, and very minimal vegetables, or none at all.
I didn't like having to prepare a lot of things, so vegetables always seemed like a waste of time. Why chop them up when I could be having my meal already.
But then one day, I decided that I wanted to start eating healthier and prep some meals for the week instead. It was tough at first, but after a while I started to get the hang of it.
And now, not only do I eat healthier, but I also save money by not having to go out as often. Plus, prepping my meals always makes me feel organized and in control - which is a great feeling!
Meal prepping is basically when you cook all of your meals for the week ahead of time. This way, you always have healthy food on hand and you don't have to worry about what you're going to eat each day.
I decided to give meal prepping a try and it has made such a big difference in my eating habits. I feel so much better now that I am eating healthy meals, and I have more energy throughout the day.
If you are thinking about making a change in your diet, I would highly recommend giving meal prepping a try!
If you're thinking about starting to meal prep, but don't know where to start, here are a few tips:
1. Decide what kind of foods you want to eat. This is the most important step, because it will help you figure out what ingredients you need to buy and how to cook them. Do you want to eat more vegetables? Less processed foods? More protein? Less carbs? Think about what kinds of foods make you feel your best, and then make a list of those items.
2. Find some recipes that sound good to you. Once you know what kind of foods you want to eat, it's time to find some recipes that fit the bill. If you're not sure where to start, you can find some great recipes here.
3. Go grocery shopping. This is probably the most time-consuming part of meal prepping, but it's also the most important. Make sure you have all of the ingredients you need to make the recipes you've chosen. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, try to find recipes that use common ingredients that you already have in your pantry or fridge.
4. Cook your meals. This is the fun part! Once you have all of your ingredients, it's time to start cooking. If you're short on time, you can try cooking a few meals ahead of time and then freezing them. That way, you can just pull them out of the freezer when you're ready to eat. You can also find some great cookware guides here.
5. Store your meals. Once your meals are cooked, it's time to store them so you can easily grab them and go when you're ready to eat. I like to store my meals in individual containers in the fridge. That way, I can just grab one and heat it up quickly.
Meal prepping has made such a big difference in my life, and I hope it can do the same for you!
If you have any tips or tricks for meal prepping, please share them in the comments below!