Sunday Meal Prep: What You Need to Eat for the Week

April 10, 2016

Sunday Meal Prep: What You Need to Eat for the Week

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Being too busy is an excuse people like to use to disguise laziness.
  • By prepping meals in a few hours one day a week, you can be prepared for whatever craziness life throws at you.
  • Weekly meal prep allows you to maintain a healthy lifestyle, because it’s a lot easier to make the best possible food choices when everything is easily accessible.

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to partake in meal prepping, and it saves heaps of time in the week when you normally have little to spare. It might seem like an arduous task, but it’s an important step on the path to achieving your health and fitness goals. Knowing what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat and preparing your meals ahead of time are three key aspects of achieving a healthy, balanced diet. Eating healthy starts on Sunday!

Follow this guide so you know what to always keep in your fridge. When the hustle and bustle of life comes calling, you’ll have an answer!

Shelf 1

Berries and Homemade Sauces The top shelf in your fridge is the perfect place to store your favorite berries and grapes and a selection of sprouts for an extra nutrient punch. On that same shelf, you may add some of your favorite homemade sauces and dressings, which will be easily accessible for adding flavor to your dinner meal.

 

Shelf 2

Mixed Greens, Spinach, and Avocados The second shelf in your fridge is a great spot to keep your dinner ingredients for the week, such as mixed greens, spinach, and avocado.

 

Drawer

Sprouts and Purple Cabbage One of the best things about prepping food for the week is that you can easily control your portion sizes. Use your fridge drawer to portion out small bags of berries, sprouts and purple cabbage to add to fresh salads or a smoothie.

 

Shelf 3

Fresh Herbs and a Healthy Dessert Try going to your local farmer’s market and buy some fresh herbs, such as arugula, mint, and basil. Using herbs is a quick and easy way to add flavor to any meal you might have. The third shelf is also a great place to keep your favorite healthy dessert!

 

Crisper Drawers

Fresh Veggies and Seasonal Fruit Keep these stocked with fresh veggies you got from your local farmers market. Vegetables like pumpkin, carrots, parsnips, celery, asparagus, and yellow peppers are all great options. You may want to add your favorite seasonal fruit to this drawer, as well.

 

Shelf 4

Chicken, Turkey Mince, Frittatas and Turkey Patties All your dinners for the week can be stored here. Poached chicken, turkey mince, frittatas and turkey patties, are very healthy options for this shelf. Another great option is to prepare a big batch of soup and freeze it, so that you have some quick and easy to last you all week.

 

Fridge Door

Yogurt, Eggs, Chicken Broth, Olives, Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. The last area of the fridge to mention is the inside door. This is where you should keep a healthy amount of organic yogurt, eggs, organic butter, organic parmesan, homemade chicken broth, olives, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Original Article: What to Have in Your Fridge Sunday to Eat Healthy All Week, MindBodyGreen.com, 12/6/15


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