Figure out how many lunches, dinners, leftovers you will need for the week or next 3-4 days. Write it down and get an idea of the portion sizes & measurements per meal.
Fit Tip: A great on-the-go mid-morning/afternoon snack can be a scoop of protein powder mixed with water in a shaker bottle. This makes for more room in your lunch box! I love to add ADAPT Collagen to my protein shake for hair, skin and nails.
2. Choose Your Palate
Find recipes that meet your nutrition goals, actually taste good and look appealing to
YOU. Eating healthy can be fun – there are PLENTY of different flavors, spices and options out there. Some of my favorites is the EBTB Seasoning & Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette condiments from Trader Joes. <3
3. Inventory + Shop.
Make a list of ingredients that you need before heading to the store. I know, so old-fashioned right? I hate it when I return home and realize I forgot to purchase something. Always make a list!
Fit Tip: Save some cook-time by purchasing pre-chopped produce, frozen veggies & pre-roasted protein options. Whole Foods & Market Street will steam your seafood for FREE. I always stop by the seafood section first, place my order, and then continue with my grocery shopping. By the time I’m finished my order is ready. Super convenient! (& home doesn’t smell fishy!)
4. Designate Time to Prepare.
I usually prepare the bulk/base of my proteins on Sunday. Depending on the proteins I have in my regimen, I will designate more prep time later in the week on Wednesday or Thursday for freshness.
If what you consume and how you fuel your body is important to you, you will make time!
5. Revolution Meals.
This meal prep service has saved my life, many-a-times. If I know I have an extremely busy week ahead of me
– Plan B of prep-for-success is Rev Meals. I simply customize and place my order online Friday before midnight, and come Monday my meals are packaged ready to go for the entire week! Use my code “ATHENAV10” for 10% off your order at checkout. (Don’t forget to try their Peanut Butter Protein Balls!!)
Please let me know if I can help answer any specific questions regarding meal prep, nutrition or training. Just shoot me an email at email@example.com – Thanks for reading, friends!