Meal prepping is an important part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Other than being important to your diet, preparing your food in advance saves time and energy as well because you do not have to keep preparing your food at the same time that you want to eat something or when you get hungry.
All you have to do is prepare an already prepared selection of legumes, grains, fruits, veggies, nuts, etc. to add to your meal.
So, how do you ensure that you do this correctly? If you do not know how to meal prep yet and you are a beginner, don’t worry because we have you covered.
In this article you will be taught how to prepare your meals yourself and in advance so that all you have to do is add everything together.
Ingredients used in the video: Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onions, Quinoa, Cucumbers, Corn, Cilantro, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Beans, Carrots, Organic Lettuce, Avocados, Olives, Celery, Red pepper.
When it comes to preparing your meals, it is important that you put them in sectioned containers so that it is easy to organize. Your meals must include all kinds of nutrients like fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants etc.
Feel free to experiment with this as much as you can. Although you do not have to follow the direct ingredients included in this, you can add any kind of whole foods to your meals as long as they are packed with the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body will need.
For the black beans, if you do not have time to cook them, you have the option to buy cans but make sure that you rinse your beans thoroughly and get something that is organic, low in sodium and preferably BPA free cans.
When it comes to shopping and preparing your meals, it is important to take note that you do your meal preparation before the start of the week. It’s advisable to start preparing your food on Sundays so that when Monday comes, all you have to do is add anything you want to your meals.
Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits:
When it comes to preparing your meals, there can be a lot of benefits that you can get from each ingredient that you use.
For this particular meal preparation plan, lets take a look at some of the main ingredients we used and how it can affect your body positively:
- Cilantro – This ingredient has a lot of great health benefits. Cilantro gets rid of heavy metals in the body, protects against oxidative stress, lowers your blood sugar levels which is great for those who have diabetes, protects against cardiovascular disease, prevents UTI, settles an upset stomach, and supports a healthy menstrual function. In short, cilantro is great for those who are trying to watch their weight.
- Mushrooms – another ingredient that is packed with nutritional value, mushrooms have a lot to offer. They are a great source of fiber and protein. They also contain important nutrients, which includes vitamin B, selenium, potassium, copper and Vitamin D.
- Organic Black Beans – like other legumes such as peas, peanuts, and lentils black beans are known for their high protein and fiber content. They also contain several other key vitamins and minerals that are known to have other benefits to your body.
Prepare your Meals on a Daily Basis for a Better Lifestyle
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential to a healthy body. Cooking at home is a great way to stay healthy since you know exactly what you are eating and it’s a great way to connect with nature.
For more tips on how maintain your lifestyle you can visit my YouTube channel to stay up to date on how to cook your meals, and what ingredients to include in your food. https://www.youtube.com/changemyeatinghabits