Meal Prepping Made Easy


Meal prep is a fantastic way to keep on track with healthy eating in order to lose fat faster.

Can you imagine opening your fridge to find a full week of healthy, delicious food prepped and ready to be eaten? That sure would make sticking with your diet and achieving fat loss a whole lot easier, wouldn’t it? The idea is to plan out all of your meals on the weekend, most often on Sunday, then do the shopping and the prep at one time for the entire week. This day is labor intensive, but then your food is ready-to-eat for the next 6 full days. Here’s my 5 Step Meal Prep Guide to make your next food prep week really simple:


Step One: Planning

Get out your notebook and pen or pull up a blank note page on your iPad, it’s time to start planning for the week. Here are the questions that you’ll need to answer:

1) How many meals do I need each day?

  • Check your calendar for special events

  • Consider your appetite throughout the day

  • Look at each day separately

2) How many servings do I need for each meal?

  • Consider who in the family needs which meals

  • Check the calendar for guests or visitors

  • Look at each day separately

Step Two: Recipes

Now it’s time to translate those meals + servings into actual recipes. Take a moment to consider the produce that is in season and any special requests or food allergies. 1) Find your recipes

2) Focus on a core group of ingredients

  • Plan recipes that use similar ingredients

3) Calculate leftover meals

  • Making enough of some recipes for leftover meals saves time)

4) Make your list

  • Narrow down to the exact list of recipes

Step Three: Grocery List

Take your list of recipes and create a grocery list. A few things to keep in mind… 1) Pay attention to recipes that you’ll double or triple

  • Make sure to include all ingredients in your list

2) Organize your list into these convenient sections:

  • Meat/Seafood/Egg

  • Organic Produce