Why I love food-prepping

The main argument against preparing home made meals is lack of time – I hear it all the time : “I just don’t have the kind of time it takes to cook all these meals!” One of the arguments I make for home cooking is that it will save you time in the long run. Just think about it, if you devote 2-3 hours to batch cook your meals over the weekend, say Saturday morning, you won’t have to do it every day Monday to Friday 🙂 But my main argument for prepping food is that it makes you take care of you (granted you do it the right way) and it keeps you busy! What’s the deal with that, you ask? I don’t know about you, but I tend to eat out of boredom. If I’m sitting around doing nothing I feel like I want to have something do. And instead of getting up to actually do something I reach for snack foods. So, if you are busy making your food for the week you wont be snacking now or later during the week, because you’ll have all the food you’ll need to nourish yourself! Simple. Once you have some sides prepped, suppers during the week also take minutes to put together. Let me show you:

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These were made over the weekend and put in a container, because I find caramelizing mushroom and onions takes a bit of time I throw them in the pan with some coconut oil when I’m prepping on the weekend, stir occasionally and boom, they are done and ready to be used at my fingertips during the week as a side.

 

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I like broccoli freshly prepared because otherwise they get all soggy and mushy and I like my broccoli with a little crunch. So, the night of the meal, I chop them like so and throw them in a non-stick pan to brown a bit while I’m working on my salmon. It will take as long as the salmon so both go in at the same time.

 

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Salmon gets spices and nutritional yeast sprinkled on top for an added crunch and cheesy taste. Depending on my fat macros (since salmon is pretty fatty as is) I either pop it in the oven with no added fat wrapped in aluminum foil or fry in coconut oil. Yes, I weigh all my food, so that I know approximately what I’m eating – there is no way to know exactly, but I’m happy with the estimation macronutrient counting gives me.  

 

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And voilà meal ready in 15 minutes tops!

So here you have it, 15 minutes out of your day for a lifetime of health and happiness 🙂 To me it’s worth it, after all, what else am I gonna do?