MEAL PREP TIPS FROM IPL BIKINI PRO, RAQUEL FLAHERTY
#1. GET SOME GOOD CONTAINERS
Investing in the right containers saves time and money. Make sure your lids match. It will save you from a food prepping nightmare later.
#2. INVEST IN A GOOD KITCHEN SCALE FOR PORTION CONTROL
Great for the athlete on the go!
#3. DO NOT GROCERY SHOP ON AN EMPTY STOMACH!
It helps with staying away from unhealthy starches and sugars.
#4. ALWAYS HAVE HEALTHY STAPLES ON HAND
Keep veggies, fruits and seafood in the freezer. And keep your pantry filled with staples like whole grains, canned beans, tuna and tomatoes. Also, keep your spices stocked, such as salt-free spices and do add pink salts to your pantry.
#5. KEEP A STASH OF QUICK, HEALTHY RECIPES YOU CAN TURN TO
Simple and nutritious recipes are easy to find in cookbooks and magazines.
#6. LOOK FOR CONVENIENT SHORTCUTS YOU CAN USE
Frozen veggies can be subbed for fresh. And pre-washed salads or pre-washed veggies are a great item to keep on hand.
#7. PREP ONCE, COOK TWICE
Chop what you need for your weekly prepped meals and don’t stop chopping there. Store the rest for the next prep. Saves times and it’s easy to store in the freezer.
#8. USE THE WEEKEND!
Getting your meals done on Sunday to have them ready for Monday will make a huge difference in your entire week!
#9. SET A TIMER!
Giving yourself an allotted time to cook and sticking to it will make it less daunting and more fun to do! Recruit your family and have them join!
#10. ENJOY THE FREEDOM YOU HAVE GIVEN YOURSELF!
Prepping your meals frees up your time from having to make on the spot decisions about daily lunches and dinners. BIKINI