In my honest opinion, meal prepping is the best way to help your future self make better nutritional choices. By planning ahead, and minimising the work involved in cooking during the week, you make it so much easier for yourself to grab healthy meals and snacks rather than the processed alternatives. As a uni student, I find meal prepping is essential for monitoring my budgeting, and also ensuring that I’m continuously fuelled with great food on the go. This week, I give you an insight into my typical meal prep process including how I choose, budget and prepare my meals for the week!
Another year, another semester. University is back for 2020, and I’m sure there are mixed feeling about it. While I’m super grateful for the seemingly endless uni holidays, the first week back is always a bit of a shock to the system. Here is my personal guide to making it through and to help you thrive, not just survive.
Feeling overwhelmed can be so debilitating. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, small tasks collate into looming to-do lists and a lot of important things seem to fall off the wagon - like self care, looking after your mental health and taking a rest day. I’m a massive advocate for simplifying wherever possible - in my home, my calendars, my jobs, and even my belongings. Check out the full blog post below for some easy-to-implement tips to help simplify your life!
Meal prep doesn’t have to be fancy - it’s supposed to be functional.
I believe there is this big stigma about healthy eating: it’s expensive, it’s time consuming and yes it may be great for you but sometimes it’s just not worth all the effort. Think about it, as humans we’re lazy! We love convenience and taking the easiest route possible to a solution. That’s why fast food joints are so successful, just drive in, drive out and grab yourself a quick fix of fat, sugar and carbs - perfect. At Live Lively, we wish to promote that healthy eating shouldn’t always cost a lot, either of your time or your energy, allowing you to focus on the importance of prioritising healthy food and the creativity of cooking! We understand that these days life is busy. Whether your days are filled with a career driven 9 to 5, life as a mum, or a student pressing through exams and classes. Healthy eating and a good lifestyle should be as easy as a grab and go. It doesn’t have to be boring either!
Deep inside of us, we can’t deny that meal prepping would be a massive step towards reducing our workloads during the week. Restaurant kitchens have been doing it for years and yet in the average household the dinner menu is often something we leave until either our stomachs (or the kids) are growling. The meal prep process allows us to begin a new week with a win, feeling confident that you are prepared and organised for whatever may be thrown at you. For me, as a student, I need quick and easy food solutions that I know will provide me with easy healthy meals which I don’t even have to think about. But for you, your situation might be entirely different. As a mum of 3 kids, perhaps you are struggling with coming up with different dinners every night that you know your kids will love. That’s the amazing thing about meal prepping. It isn’t all about fancy, ‘instagramable’ meals or the other extreme of eating chicken, broccoli and rice 5 days a week. It’s about encouraging functional problem solving, fitting the nutritional needs for you and yours while inspiring you to love and enjoy food - as well as the creative process of preparing it. That’s where this guide comes into play, I’m here to help you identify how meal prepping can revolutionise your week without taking up an entire day, denying you of variety or breaking the bank!
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