First, imagine you’ve been at work for ten hours, and you’re stuck in rush hour traffic on the way home. You don’t know what you’re cooking for dinner, and it’s almost five-o-clock, so instead of trying to find something to cook at home, you stop and pick up fast food meals for your family.
Now, try another scenario: imagine instead that you’ve planned your meals the previous weekend, and half your dinner is already prepared and waiting in the fridge. All you have to do is get home and finish preparing and reheat some items. Which sounds like the healthier option?
The best way to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle is to meal prep. When you have healthy foods readily available, you’re more likely to reach for them versus unhealthy fast food and junk food. After making a meal plan and grocery shopping, spending one to two hours meal prepping can save you almost an hour every night during the week.
Here are some examples of what is easy to prepare ahead of time:
Try something new and meal prep! You’ll be astonished at the time savings during the week. Your waistline will thank you! Check out the homemade salad dressing recipe in this episode and make it for the week ahead.
Almost 50% of the population has a Vitamin D deficiency. Have your doctor check your levels at your next visit. If you’re low, take 1000IU (international unit) of Vitamin D per day.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Scott & White Health.