Here at BBB HQ, we are no different to all of you; finding the time to exercise and eat well is hard! BUT, it’s our number one priority, as nothing is more important than feeling great!
Taking some time to plan and prep your meals will stop you from pigging out on Uber Eats when you can’t be bothered cooking (oops, did we just say that out loud!?).
Here are our Top 5 Tips for food prepping:
- PLAN AHEAD
Eating clean is expensive. Especially if you end up at the shops three nights a week. Pick one day a week to go food shopping. The night before your shopping day, plan out your meals for the week – don’t forget lunches and snacks! Put your meal plan up on the fridge so you know what you are having for the week, and then stick to it. This tip is one that we have only recently started doing and it has saved us so much money and time!
- BUST OUT THE SLOW COOKER
It takes 5 to 10 minutes to pack the slow cooker, then you arrive home and it’s done! And if you’ve never had meat slow cooked, you are missing out – it is life changing! AND you can cook in bulk. Our favourite slow cooker recipe:
- two kilos of chicken breasts with the fat removed (whole, not diced)
- two cups of sliced mushrooms
- two capsicums sliced
- an onion sliced
- a tin of tomatoes
- your fave spices
- a jar of bolognaise sauce
Once it’s cooked, shred the chicken with a fork before serving it with salad, or steamed veges – so yummy! And you will have tonnes left over, which will provide two people five dinners.
- MAKE SALADS IN BULK
Buy a large tupperware container (a 10 litre is perfect) and make up your favourite salad in bulk. Leave it in the fridge wherever you will be at lunchtimes (for us, it’s at work). Add a tin of tuna and tada! Lunch every day is served!
- LEAVE VEGIES CUT UP IN THE FRIDGE
Who else is guilty of stacking the fridge with beautiful fruits and veges… and then chucking them out a week later because you haven’t used them!? We certainly are!
A way around this is to cut up everything you bring home before you put it into the fridge. Leave it in a tupperware container with a little bit of water at the bottom, and it will stay fresh all week. It will also make it so much easier to ‘throw’ together a stir fry or salad for dinner. And the next time you reach for a snack, you have one sitting there waiting for you.
- TRIPLE ALL RECIPES
Whenever you make a meal, triple it! Portion out the meals into tuperware containers and either have them for dinner, lunch or freeze them. One of our faves to cook in bulk is bolognaise sauce, it doesn’t lose its taste when it’s frozen. Eat it with greens rather than pasta, so yum!
Get food prepping, BBB babes!
- Simon & Karina x