Meal Preparation for a Healthy New You!
Are you planning to make 2018 the year that you really take control of your health and wellbeing?
At this time of year, a lot of people start to think about their eating habits and how to get healthier. This can quickly fall by the wayside if time is a factor but here’s the good news: a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to be complicated or time consuming. Not when meal preparation is part of the equation anyway!
Meal preparation can be a great way to meet your goals and save time, stress and money into the bargain. Whether you want to lose weight or just stay as you are, here’s how you can achieve your goals more easily through meal preparation.
The Convenience Factor
How many times do you find yourself falling back on convenience food when you’ve had a long day and don’t have the energy to cook something healthy? Chances are, this happens more often than you’d like.
Meal planning can be the ideal halfway house that lets you eat fresh, healthy food even if you don’t have much time or inclination to cook. It can save a huge amount of time and stress and keeps you on track with your healthy eating goals.
With a bit of planning to decide what you will have for the week ahead (or however long you want to plan meals for at a time), you can make sure that your meals are both simple to prepare and nutritionally balanced.
If you don’t have much spare time, doing the preparation side of things yourself can seem like a daunting task and that’s exactly why we created Prep Perfect. We’re all about simple, fresh, nutritious food that comes straight to you. Perfect for anyone who is busy but still committed to eating healthy.
The meals we offer contain a serving of vegetables (especially greens) so you can reap their health benefits and are also a great source of protein and fibre too.
No matter whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or maintain your current shape, this combination is perfect for achieving it and you don’t even need to do any of the preparation!
Fuelling for the Day Ahead
It isn’t just evening meals that lend themselves to meal prepping; healthy breakfasts that fill you up and fuel you for the rest of the morning are just as easy to achieve.
If you haven’t got a lot of of time to spare in the average morning, creating a healthy, filling breakfast can be something that falls way down the priority list in favour of getting out of the house on time.
The downside of this is that you’re likely to start snacking because you haven’t had chance to stock up on a breakfast that will keep you full and curb the urge to snack before lunchtime.
The ideal combination for a healthy breakfast involves both protein and fibre, both of which rank highly on the satiety scale for keeping you feeling fuller for longer.
If this sounds too complicated for your morning routine, don’t worry! This is where pre-prepared meals can really come into their own. Here at Prep Perfect, our breakfast choices are packed with protein and many of them also offer a fibre boost from fruit and vegetables.
Another added bonus of meal preparation is the fact that it can save you a bit of extra money.
The cost of the meals may seem like the important factor but what about the money you can save by changing your lifestyle and eating habit?
Having your meals planned out and making sure that they contain filling protein and fibre means you can avoid splashing out on snacks and meal deals.
And another handy knock on effect is less calories being consumed too, so you’re saving pounds in that sense too!