Dos and Don'ts of Meal Prep
DO try to do as much "hands-free" cooking as possible - the oven, crockpot, and rice cooker are your friends!
DO multitask. Bake chicken in the oven, while sautéeing ground meats on the stove. Roast vegetables and potatoes in the oven, while cooking rice in a cooker or on the stove.
DO invest in quality Tupperware and storage containers.
DO feel free to add seasoning and spice to your food. Eating healthy is much easier and sustainable when you find some great seasonings to make tasty food.
DO have some food on hand that requires no preparation - such as bags of mixed salad greens, rotisserie chicken, and nuts - in case you run out of prepped food.
DON'T spend hours on meal prep (unless you have the time and love to cook)! Habits have a better chance of sticking around if they're easy, so we want to make meal prep as hassle-free as possible. Aim to cook 1-2 times a week, each time in 90 minutes or less. At first this will be difficult, but you will become more efficient with practice!
DON'T get too fancy with recipes. We hear from clients over and over that keeping their meals simple but tasty was key to seeing results. Keep it super simple - we like 3-step recipes with 1-3 ingredients.