8:31 AM Starting meal prepping was something important to me, because I found a way to control my lifestyle and nutrition more. First, I thought that meal prepping means a lot of stress, before actually enjoying the pleasure...
I wasn't informed enough and also a bit lazy to be honest.
Since I am having a healthy lifestyle and my work schedule is massive, it only felt right to start meal prepping... I reached a point, where I was beyond ready and actually excited to start, but I didn't know how.
What did I want? How do I meal prep right?
Again, everything started with a list. Then, a loooong research started.
Below you can check some tips of my early beginnings and how I approached to this new land.
(In my world, this means studying  A LOT about food... getting to know me and my likes more and working towards a goal...)

  1. My daily simple key #1 know your food: allergic to anything? Are you shredding some pounds for summer and need low-carb food? Are you sensitive and bloat fast? Write down things which help you dismiss your Problem
  2. I want a lot of protein but whats the best for me? Let's talk meat: per 100g - tinned tuna 27g protein, minced turkey breast 25g protein, shrimps 24g protein, chicken breast 21,5g protein, minced beef 21g protein, (egg whites 11g Protein)Talking about anxieties and mood food a lot - what's rich in magnesium and helps me to calm down? Avocado, cacao, black beans, spinach, seaweed, almonds, pumpkin seeds
  3. Everyone is talking about fiber - what fiber should I eat a lot to stay full? The most fiber per 1 cup: lentils 15,6g, black beans 15g, peas 8,8g, raspberries 8,0g, whole-wheat spaghetti 6,3g
  4. Umm, I want beauty food: salmon, avocado, carrots, broccoli, celery juice, pumpkin seeds
  5. Not a water kind of person and you always forget to drink? Eat your water: grapefruit, watermelon, tomato, celery, broccoli, red bell pepper, orange, raspberry, strawberry
  6. I love carbs, give me healthy carbs: avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, green leafy veggies, mushrooms, pumpkin, zucchini, blueberries, green beans, lettuce, cucumber, bell peppers
  7. What's best to eat in the morning?: oats, coffee, chia seeds, eggs, green tea, nuts, greek yogurt
  8. Please give me plant based protein: 1 cup cooked - spinach 5g protein, edamame 17g protein, kale 3g protein, corn 4,6g protein, cauliflower 2g protein, peas 9g protein, broccoli 2,5g protein, asparagus 5g protein, avocado 4,3g protein , sweet potatoes 2,3g protein
  9. And what about seed power? Is there protein as well? hell yes - 1/4 Cup: almonds 8g protein, walnuts 8g protein, flaxseeds7,6g protein, chia seeds 4,7g protein, cashews 3g protein, sunflower 7g protein, pistachios 6g Protein
  10. Smoothies aren't a meal. Yes, they can be a full meal: add 4 tablespoons chia + 4oz tofu , add 4 tablespoons hemp hearts + half avocado, add 2 tablespoons almond butter + 1/4 oats, add 4 tablespoons chia seeds + 2 tablespoons coconut oil oil
  11. Ok. Break it down. How long is cooked meat enjoyable? Minced Beef for 4 days, chicken breast 3-4 days, salmon 3-4 days
  12. Why is this all so expensive? it's not: buy in bulk, check for special offers, buy seasonal, buy regional, buy frozen packs, don't judge a book by its cover (it's often times more expensive, because of the packaging) - sometimes making it yourself is even cheaper than buying something at the shop, compare shops, grow some ingredients at home

  •  3 carrots give you the energy to walk three miles - the perfect pre-workout food
  • eat apples in the morning before or for breakfast - they are more effective to wake you up in the morning than coffee
  • 2 bananas give you enough energy for a 90 minutes workout
  • eggs contain every vitamin, except vitamin c

Wow. A lot of info, right? But knowing some things make it a lot easier (in my opinion). Of course, there is so much more out there to learn, but with these basic facts, I felt ready to plan my perfect meals and have a relaxing week with the right benefits and vibes!
Test it yourself!

I hope you are enjoying meal prep month, here on OFF COLOR ~


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