Food prep keeps me organized and saves energy

Sunday is my day to meal plan, grocery shop and ready myself for the week. it is much easier to continue the healthy eating habits we have made and I am more organized when there is a plan in place. For our breakfasts, I make a fritatta. I love fritattas because you can add as many or as few ingredients as you like and you can even change up the ingredients each time so you don’t eat the same thing every week. This week, I have used colored peppers, white onions, zucchini, parsley, red and yellow tomatoes and a dozen eggs. I add all the ingredients except the eggs to the bottom of the dish so I can arrange them. Then, I put the eggs in my mix n store Tupperware container with 3 cloves of garlic minced and salt and pepper, then, scramble, pour over the other ingredients and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. You could add other things like mushrooms, meat, asparagus, potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Next, I put together one of our favorite weekly staples-fruit salad. I always make up a big bowl of this to have with our weekly lunches. Again, this is a dish that you can make with different ingredients each time you make it so, it doesn’t feel like you’re eating the same thing over and over. This week, I used 3apples, 1 container of concord grapes, 3 plums, 2 nectarines, 1pineapple and 20 mint leaves. I dice the fruit and chop the mint and put it on top of the fruit. I then put the lid on the bowl and shake to mix the fruit and mint. The mint infuses more and more flavor each day. You could also add blueberries, cherries-though pitting them can be a chore, peaches, strawberries and green or red grapes.

I strongly recommend if you have busy days and want to eat as healthy as possible to make a plan and learn how to stick with it. As you get more comfortable with planning, I think you will find that it gets easier and easier. If you have children, they could be your sous chef. The planning will save you time and energy, that I can promise.

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