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HOW IMPORTANT IS MEAL PREP?

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EATING HEALTHY is so much easier if you prep your meals in advance. We probably all know that feeling of coming home late, being super hungry and feeling too lazy to start cooking a healthy meal. Most likely we open the fridge and go for something that´s ready to eat – in my case that is usually fruit which is why I sometimes end up having lots of fruit for dinner instead of cooking a proper meal. There is is nothing wrong with having fruit for dinner 🙂 but I find it way more satisfying to cook a warming dinner especially when it gets colder.

MEAL PREPPING is the key to staying on track.

Even before I was vegan, I used to always bring my own food to school and later on to modeling jobs. When I lived in Hong Kong for 3 months, I went to the market every morning and bought lots of different vegetables for dinner. I often cooked up a big batch of veggies – butternut squash, carrots, peas, broccoli, enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, zucchini and cherry tomatoes with brown rice potatoes or rice noodles. 🙂 That way I had a delicious lunch sorted for the next day!

You can easily do the same with fruit boxes, home made oatmeal or muesli. I used to make my own muesli when I was younger – mix of oats, almonds, cashews, linseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and golden raisins + fruits like bananas, Berries and Grapes + Soy or Coconut Yoghurt. 🙂 It´s such a filling and delicious breakfast or lunch and super easy to take with you. I now love to eat fresh fruits for breakfast and always carry one or two tupper ware boxes like the ones below to university.

I also love the spend an hour on a Sunday night to wash up greens for smoothies, to cut up veggies and to pre pack portions for the week. That way it only takes a few minutes to make a smoothie in the morning or to throw a healthy salad together at night. 🙂

QUICK FACTS 

  • Always cook for two
  • Buy Tupperware / Glass Containers
  • Freeze leftovers
  • Pre wash greens, potatoes, vegetables
  • Pre wash fruits like apples, pears, peaches, grapes
  • Cut up veggies like bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, radish, carrots
  • Cut up fruits like melons, papaya, pineapple, mangos
  • Stock up on bananas so they have time to ripen up
  • Buy a large box of medjool dates to make sure you have a healthy sweet snack at home
  • Prepare baked & steamed potatoes, sweet potato, rice and quinoa and keep them in the fridge for a quick healthy dinner during the week

Hope you find these tips helpful. 🙂 What are your habits for healthy meal prepping? Would love to know in the comments!! It´s always so nice to get new ideas too. 🙂

xx Caroline

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