Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a fairly productive weekend and I am feeling good and organised for the week ahead. Honestly it’s such a good feeling! I am trying to get back to healthier eating habits so I thought I would share my breakfast, lunch and snack prep for the week. I don’t normally do it for this long; I normally just prepare the night before, but thought I would see how much of a difference this would make to my week by doing it this way:)
I am going to start my day with overnight oats, which are quick and easy to prepare. As I mentioned before, I get up fairly early for work so been able to grab something that was made the night before and that I can eat straight away is ideal! If I don’t make the oats then I will make up a smoothie the night before instead and have it on the go. If I don’t do one or the other, then I will just end up eating a bagel, which is delicious but I am trying to avoid!
The easiest prep is my snack prep. I want to keep these really simple and easy to eat while I am sitting at my desk. If I don’t prep these, then I either won’t have a snack or I will eat something unhealthy. I am mixing it up throughout the week and I will have an apple with some almond butter or a mix of fruit with some whole almonds or some fresh raw veggies. Easy!
For my lunch prep, I have only done enough for three days as I don’t want it to spoil. I have made a really quick and easy mix of quinoa, raw broccoli, cucumber, tomatoes, black beans and yellow pepper – yum! I just made an olive oil, apple cider vinegar and lemon to pour over it.
And that’s pretty much it for my breakfast, lunch and snack prep, really easy right? I know it’s so obvious, but it’s so much easier to eat healthy when you have prepped or have your meals planned out. So get a pen and paper and write out everything you plan to have from breakfast to dinner and all the snacks in between for the week and get prepping! It also means that you don’t have to be driving home thinking, ‘what I am going to make for dinner’ or rushing in the morning and not having time to make breakfast or lunch. It will free up your thoughts to focus on more important things:)