I used to think that food/meal prepping meant half of my Sunday would be spent chopping, cooking and boxing pre planned meals into containers for the rest of the week.
Thing is I like to do as little as possible on Sundays (which rarely happens).
The reality is that as a family we use Sundays as a ‘reset day’ before the working week begins.
Laundry, a little meal prepping and as much play as possible.
Like drawing batman masks on people in old copies of the local newspaper MK Citizen.
Food takes centre stage though so it only makes sense to quadruple ingredients for lunches and dinners for the following week.
My go to meal prep for the week consists of a carbohydrate and veggie combo as a base to add a protein.
Like sweet potatoes bulgar wheat and barley are highly recommended ways to eat carbs in the nutrition guides inside my online studio.
What’s also amazing is they take so little care and attention to make there’s really no excuse for me not to have decent carbs throughout the week.
Daily meal prepping
I’m a fussy eater and like good taste and flavour which is why I devote some time each morning to prepare breakfast and a chocolate superfood shake to take to work with me.
This is my daily dose of dense nutrition because it’s not just a protein shake it’s packed with all sorts of superfoods.
Being a morning and evening school run dad of two that prepares fresh food daily for the kids as well as help with homework and allotmenting I don’t have time to chop kale and throw down some goji berries.
It’s much simpler to get it all in a shake that also has protein and tastes of chocolate.
I’ll add fruits from the allotment or buy frozen berries of different kinds for extra flavour and add peanut butter or avocado for healthy fat.
More recently I’ve been prepping shakes as well to make my life easier buy placing ingredients into a small container for the freezer.
Avocado, berries, a chopped banana and chopped ginger goes in each one so that they blender can be started with these using 300ml of water before adding the scoop of the chocolate shake at the end for a final blitz.
Doing a small daily prep in the mornings combined with bulk cooking on Sundays means that I can spend the rest of my week tackling a life’s challenges without having to worry about hitting 80% good nutrition.