I have been on somewhat of an organizational kick around here. Not just with de-cluttering my stuff, but also trying to live a more organized life.
One of the ways that I am doing this is meal prepping. I have always loved seeing blog posts and pictures on Instagram of people who prep their lunches for the week, but I am not going to lie, that looked very intimidating to me. I have always made a meal plan for our dinners each week, but I have noticed that working from home, a lot of times, I would forget to eat (for reals, can you believe it?). I get so focused on getting things checked of my work list, that I honestly stay at my desk pretty much from 9-5 all day.
I had put on a few pounds over the holidays, and I realized that even though I was not eating a lot, the weight was not coming off. I decided to get more strict with my eating and pulled out my Beyond Diet program. After just one week of eating breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner, I lost the few pounds I was struggling with. I was not eating enough!! So I have jumped on the meal prep bandwagon (in baby steps of course).
On the BD program, you have your menu planned out for you for the week, you can switch things around that you like and leave out the stuff you don't like (this program had really worked so well for me!). I am one of those people that is completely happy having the same snack every day (apple and almond butter...YUM!). I also make extra for dinner each night, so I have leftovers for lunch the next day.
I have been doing this type of meal planning for 3 weeks, and it has made my life so much easier!! It does take a little extra work on the weekend, but I love when things run smoothly throughout the week.
Here is my meal plan from last week.
And because it has helped me stay on track...
I am sharing it with you.
Get the blank meal planning template HERE.
I thought I would show you a few pictures from last weeks meal prep...
I made a batch of gluten free banana walnut muffins
(these are really yummy! and even hubby approved)
and some jar salads for my lunch.
Do you meal prep? What has worked for you?
Have a fabulous week!!