Most people are aware that when it comes to staying fit and healthy your nutrition is super important. When it comes down to healthy eating having your fridge stocked with healthy options can be a game-changer.
Is it time for a kitchen audit? When you open your pantry and fridge so you feel confident you have the foods you need to be on track with your fitness goals? Having your fridge stocked and ready for the week makes staying on track low stress and simple.
Some easy ways to set yourself up for success are by stocking your kitchen with easy, healthy options to eat. When you make healthy eating accessible you are more likely to stay on track with your fitness goals. Meal planning and prep can help you achieve your fitness goals. In this blog post you will find my 4 tips to help you eat healthier this week.
4 Steps To Eating Healthier This Week:
Step 1: Create a menu for the week
Start by looking over your fridge, pantry, and freezer for items that can be used for dinner this week. Create a menu of a few breakfast options, lunches, snacks, and dinners for the week. Plan for a balance of easy quick meals. If you have a busy week skip the complicated gourmet dinners. There is no shame in grabbing a bagged salad and rotisserie chicken. Having a menu takes the stress and guesswork out of eating healthier.
Step 2: Make a shopping list
After creating a menu, make a list of the items you will need to execute your planned menu. Include options for healthy snacks, breakfast, and lunch. As a result, you will buy only what you need.
Step 3: Shop only for what you need
Purchase the items you need for the week and leave off extras that will create temptation. Stock your fridge with the ingredients you need to make healthy meals for the week. If you find it tempting to eat the whole package of certain items, it may be better to leave them off your list. This will keep you from being tempted to over eat high calorie snacks.
Step 4: Prep and portion
Prep and portion out easy to grab snacks and meals. Having grab-and-go items ready to go in your fridge makes staying on track simple. Wash and cut fruit, pre-cook proteins, and have grains already prepared. Use meal prep containers to store food in your fridge to make it easy to grab a healthy meal.
- Grill proteins
- Hard boil eggs
- Make smoothie packs and freeze them
- Precut fruit and veggies
- prepare large batches of rice and quinoa
- Prepare Turkey Meatballs
- Assemble Crockpot meals
Having food prepped ahead of time takes the guesswork out of healthy eating. If you have 90% of your meals planned or prepped staying on track is simple. Use these 4 steps to eat healthier this week.