Hey Soul Mommas,
Part of being a soul momma is dedicating your time and effort into your body. Your body is your temple and needs to be treated well for the rest of your years. The way you treat your hair, skin, nails and figure is all a reflection of your discipline and overall well being. Society meets the outer you before they meet the inner you so keeping yourself looking healthy is very important! I say this to say putting great food on the inside makes your journey to a beautiful outside so much easier!
If you are a soul momma looking for a way to change your eating habits, meal preparation is a great way to start! Depending on your goals for toning up, you can stay on track just by preparing your foods ahead of time.
Here’s some steps and tips on meal preparation that can help you get started on healthier eating:
Decide if you would prefer to meal prep vegetarian, vegan, organic, one ingredient foods, or a regular diet and create a grocery list that remains in budget and will allow you to create well balanced meals.
Go to the grocery store! Stick to your shopping plan and while you are out you need to pick up small food containers. For a 6 day meal prep you will need about 24 small containers. These are not expensive and can be found at Walmart Supercenter or Target.
Begin prep! Usually Sunday evening is a great time to cook up your meals. Take your time to carefully cook and place all of your food items.
After you prepare your meals, store your containers in the fridge to keep everything fresh.
Now that you have an idea of how meal preparation works here are some tips I use to stay on track:
Tip1.The reason I use 24 containers is because normal breakfast for me does not require a container. Fruit, yogurt, breakfast bars and/or a smoothie would be examples of my 1st meal of 5. It is recommended to have 5 small meals a day to keep your metabolism going strong and your energy high!
Tip 2. I prepare meals for 6 days because Sunday is when I have what is called my “cheat meal”.. on Sunday I have breakfast, lunch and my cheat meal. A cheat meal is not necessary however it does help ease cravings and prevents me from cheating during the week.
Tip 3. Sample meals
Cut apples, grapes, baby carrots, grilled salmon, brown rice, raw spinach
Ground turkey, sweet potato, green beans, strawberries and banana
Raw spinach, lettuce, tomato, boiled egg, grilled chicken, wheat crouton, low fat dressing, orange slices
Season your foods to taste great!
Tip 4. Drink 2liters of water per day. Have your vitamins and have fruit juices during dinner!
Okay soul mommas, you have steps and tips to meal prep for the week! Remember to reach your goals you should also remain active! Walk, jog or run to see some great results!
If you have any tips on meal preparation and example meals please share them with me!