Holiday Meal Prep Guide
Things may look a little different this holiday season...but no matter what time of year it is, planning your groceries and prepping your meals ahead of time will set you up for success and help you stick to your goals! Avoid the need to reach for a sugary treat or chips by keeping healthy snacks close at hand. Prep your meals and take them with you to work or school, and you’ll be feeling energized and satisfied all season long!
TOP 5 HOLIDAY MEAL PREP TIPS
Plan — Decide which recipes you’re going to make and plan groceries accordingly. Pick your lightest day of the week and take 1-2 hours to meal prep. Be realistic with yourself on how much time you have to meal prep so that you can avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Prep Produce — Don’t wait! As soon as you bring your groceries home, try to wash, chop and pack fruits and veggies into containers for quick snacks and faster recipe prep.
Batch Book — Whatever you’re cooking, double the recipe or make extra to keep in the fridge for use later in the week, or freeze leftovers in a freezer-safe bag/ container to pull out on a busy weeknight.
Show Yourself Grace — If you don't have time for a huge meal prep, look for ways you can cut corners and still eat well (frozen veggies, clean pre-made soups, quick salads, pre-cut fruit, rotisserie chicken — think clean and green!)
Stress Less — When you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, take a few minutes to think of all the things that you're thankful for this holiday season!