Sunday, December 31, 2017

Easy Meal Prep.. Fifteen Minutes or Less!

I love this time of year.

Friends, family and loved ones start realizing they may need a fresh start on their own health journey. They start asking me questions, such as:
  • What do you do for workouts?
  • What do you take for supplements?
  • HOW do you eat so healthy?

Usually, I get the statements like:
  • "Eating healthy is too expensive" or the most common:
  • "I just don't have the time to take care of myself"

But this time of year, people start to realize they went the entire year before not taking care of themselves. That saying "You can't pour from an empty cup"? It's true. You can't possibly take good care of everyone around you if you aren't taking care of yourself. At the end of the year, we often find ourselves ragged after months of slaving away taking care of everyone else, and thinking we have nothing left to give.

So let's address the HOW and the time excuse I hear before the year even starts and we forget!

One thing I LOVE to do for myself is get my vegetables ready for the week. Why vegetables, and not
everything else? Because vegetables take the LONGEST to cut up - and when it comes time for a snack, and you're short on time, what are you going to do? Reach in the fridge and grab a bunch of vegetables to chop up, or go for the quick snack in the cupboard

Definitely the cupboard, am I right?

If you take the time twice a week to simply wash, chop, and store your vegetables, you won't even have to think about what to make for yourself during the week. You can reach in, and grab some peppers to munch on with your snack, or simply grab some lean meat, cook it, and empty a container of veggies in with it. Super easy AND you feel good knowing that you are taking some time to take care of yourself. It feels so good!

So a quick veggie prep for me looks like this:

1. Soak vegetables in water and Apple Cider Vinegar.

 2. Chop to your preference (some weeks you may want them chopped into small pieces, others you may want to grill outside, so you can cut longer pieces).

3. Store in containers.

4. Place in fridge.

5. Grab and eat when you're hungry or cook for meals!

Enjoy, and know that your health really is worth the effort! <3

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