Like the saying goes, if you fail to plan you are planning to fail! Sunday’s are the days to plan your meals for the week. I didn’t realize how important it was to meal plan until I hit a weight loss plateau. Meal prepping is crucial to your health journey and your weight loss success because it will keep you structured with your meals so you don’t end up binging or eating unhealthy foods.
Not only that, it also helps you balance your meals so that you can get the right amount of protein, carbs, and vegetables on a daily basis. People who don’t meal prep end up buying junk food or fast food when they are hungry because they resort to quick and easy meals. They also end up skipping meals which will slow down their metabolism and cause weight gain. The best way to stay on track is to meal prep for the week, so take one day a week that works for you and prepare your healthy meals. It will take you approximately 2 hours to make all your meals.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day but what we do with them is what counts. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is what they do in those 24 hours. If you want to make changes, you have to plan and take action.
These are some examples of how we meal prep the vegetarian way (even my 5 year old eats these foods):
|Carbs: brown bismati rice, mashed sweet potatoes and plantains
Protein: pinto beans, asparagus, peas, edamame, roasted cauliflower
Veggies: olives and pickles
|Morning drink: green juices with kale, lemon, celery, and apples
Carbs: baked plantains with pepper and pink saltProtein: black wild rice (it’s a grain with amazing benefits)
Vegetables and Protein:
|Vegetables: Cauliflower, peas, carrots, corn, peppers, onions, scallions and cilantro with turmeric, black pepper, garlic and pink salt
Carbs: mashed red potatoes with pink salt and black wild rice. The potatoes look pink because I used the water from the beets to mash them. Colorful 🙂
Protein: mushrooms and roasted tempeh with olive oil, pepper and pink salt
Sides: boiled beets and pickles
Snacks: blueberries for morning and walnuts/coconut flakes for afternoon
If you haven’t started meal prepping, start today! You will be glad you started.
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