Hello, my lovelies!!!
Although I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions, I told myself this year I would work on my cooking skills and not rely on ready-made and bottled sauces. Well, at least not for every single meal I make.
I am sure everyone is busy doing something, and it can be tough to make healthy food choices. Especially if you are new to healthier food choices and/or prefer quick options. As per usual, I am talking about myself and thought to share what I found works for me in a post :))
This post are 3 things I think about before I do any meal preparations.
1 – Plan out meals
Plan every single aspect of your meals for the day. Once you get used to planning your meals, start increasing to 2 days, and eventually for the week. When starting out, plan the day out first and then work your way up. Before preparing the meals, I would think about what I am doing at different times.
- How early in the morning would I have breakfast, would I have an appetite, and how am I getting to work that day?
- I’d personally prepare a lunch that is not too aromatic for the workplace, something that is not fussy for my 30-minute lunch. Something quick and filling but not too filling. What shift do I have at work? Early start or finish? Late start or finish?
- Do I have any dinner outings this week? Can I just eat something my parents made or do I actually have to make something? 😉
Regardless of what time of the day I would prepare a drink, meal and snack. This is until I am used to or have figured out how hungry I get when I am too full. I would also plan every aspect of each meal/drink down to a T.
2 – Bulk cook
There is not much to say about this. However, whenever you cook, try to make enough of the dish to be 2 or 3 servings. That way, you don’t have to spend all your time cooking, and you’ll also have some leftovers just in case you are still hungry.
3 – Be practical
So it is all in good nature to expect or plan that you will make healthy choices or only have home-cooked meals every single time. However, it is not necessarily practical for some. So think about how and what you would eat when you weren’t meal prepping. Consider trying to make a home-cooked version 🙂
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