This upcoming week for me is going to be a busy one. At least 3 days out of the week I will be staying in Hoboken for the entire day because of the spread out and number of clients I have. It's a great time for me to get some studying and organizing done in between. My biggest issue when staying out and away from the house all day is figuring out what I am going to eat. Most of the time I'll bring something, and if I eat out I'll have a salad from the local pita grille. But every now and then are the times when I decide to grab a breakfast sandwich from across the street. I end up regretting this choice because every time I have it I feel sick, and sluggish.
This week I want to avoid any regrets, I want to have energy throughout the week, and I want to save money. I'm going to prep my food for the week with a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Sunday is my big prep day before the crazy week begins.
I like to change up my meals if I can. So having a variety of different things prepped can sometimes take awhile. But with the options I chose, it shouldn't be bad. The stuffed peppers can be made in the oven and the sautéed quinoa and home fries will be on the stove top. The peppers take the most time to prepare which is no more than about 15minutes.
Each night this week I will prepare a smoothie for the following day. Each morning when I wake up I will set up the oatmeal and put it in my to go coffee cup.
Note to Reader
If you take 1 day out of the week to get yourself organized and food ready you will be on the path towards a healthier lifestyle. Food prepping will help you avoid poor eating choices, you'll know what is put into the meal (ie: amount of salt,sugar, oil etc.), you'll be able to use portion control and avoid overeating, and you can save money from not eating out. If you have time to prep something different for each day then go for it. It's a great way to avoid getting bored with your food, and making sure you eat different things.
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”