This is isn't that different from my normal lifestyle, but I'm feeling the need to implement some new strategies I've learned in some of the books, podcasts and blogs I've been checking out. And, every now and then it's nice to take a break from collecting information and begin putting it into action, creating transformation!
Every successful plan has a strategy. When it comes to taking control of your health via dietary changes, prepping your food is the most effective strategy for success. Every woman I've worked with has heard me say this and I know from experience, that in order to stay on track you have to be prepared.
The he first step to any program is to take some time to plan, shop for and prep your meal components. For me, it usually looks like a pot of quinoa split in half for 2 different uses, a bean salad, roasted veggies and a vegetable and bean based soup. I keep these foods in the fridge and use them to build delicious and healthy lunches and snacks.
This takes a bit of time, but pays off when you save yourself time, money and frustration throughout the week. It also guarantees you will get a few extra servings of veggies throughout your day!
Some suggestions on on what to prep to help you stay on track...
Overnight oats in mason jars
Quinoa to be made into salads
Mixed bean salad
Soups like curry coconut lentil, minestrone or white bean & kale
Chick pea salad
Broccoli & chickpea salad with honey mustard dressing
Whole roasted chicken or grilled chicken breasts
Roasted maple glazed sweet potatoes or butternut squash
Hummus & veggies
Salad greens and toppings
The point is to anticipate your issues and be prepared with foods that will support your energy. A little extra time in the kitchen on a Sunday (or whenever your day off may be) will help so much when you are on the run during the week!
If you are feeling like it's time for a reset, let me know and I will get you started!