Guys – I’ve been going hard on Postmates. I always meal prep for the week, but my body (and bank account) took a big hit in November and December with that easy “Get It Now” button. You may think that ordering in is harmless, but very slowly you start to notice that you’re craving it more, you’ve added more fats, and you feel a lot more sluggish. My Postmate phase was fun while it lasted, but 100 tacos later I’m ready to take a break from any delivery service.
The best piece of advice I can offer you when it comes to meal prepping is to always change up your meals. Most people end up resenting healthy eating very quickly because they feel like it’s boring and routine. You have to find what works for you.
I have my list of go-to foods that are my non-negotiable items for the week, and then I find creative ways to change up my main dishes. I crave these foods, it keeps my gut and pH levels balanced, and I look forward to eating them. But remember that everyone’s body is so different and just because something is healthy doesn’t mean it will work for you. Oranges are incredibly healthy, but they make my stomach hurt. Kiwi’s taste amazing, but they cause my throat to itch. You have to keep trying and eliminating different foods until you find your list of tried-and-true favorites.
Do I really need to explain this one?? The best part of this fruit (or berry?) is that you can easily mix it up. I typically make a super healthy guac and toast recipe on Sunday that lasts me two days, and on Wednesday I will eat sliced avo as a side for lunch.
Ginger + Turmeric
If you have any type of tummy issues, ginger will be your best friend. It can be annoying to peel due to its awkward shape, but this root has so many incredible benefits. If you have stomach pain, heart burn or motion sickness, add it to your tea with honey by boiling it for 20 minutes. If you have a weak immune system, respiratory infection or sinus pain, add both ginger and turmeric to your soup (for inflammation).
Celery + Green Apple
I love celery because it is a pH balancer and fights inflammation. I like to juice it with a green apples because it completely masks the tastes of the celery, and green apples are great for the immune system. I juice 2-3x a week (this is the juicer I use).
Banana is my go to breakfast and pre-workout snack. It helps my energy levels and it’s easily digestible which is perfect for the morning.
This poor little veggie gets the worst rep, but I promise you they taste amazing if you season and prep them correctly. If I can’t convince you to try them, at least add one other cruciferous vegetable to your grocery list (broccoli, kale, arugula). It’s important for your heart, and a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins E, K, and C.
Chickpea + Lentil Pasta
I discovered these pasta options last year and I am so obsessed. They are packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and low-carb. This is the chickpea brand I’m currently loving.
Pistachios + Pumpkin Seeds
Pistachios and pumpkin seeds are my go-to car snacks. They are high in antioxidants and keep me from snacking on other foods because they keep me super full.
What is in your grocery cart every week?