3 Simple Steps to Make Your Nutrition Go as Planned

I'm here to share with you 3 simple steps to making your nutrition go as planned:

1. Plan your meals for the following week on Wednesday morning. Don't forget to create a grocery list at the same time.

2. Grocery shop on Sunday. Stick to the perimeter of the store to avoid temptation (with the exception of frozen veggies!). Keep to your list. 

3. Sunday is prep day. If you don’t have it prepped and planned ahead of time, there is a pretty good chance you will forget something or just skip it (like adding those extra veggies, because you didn’t want to cut them up!). “Prep day” includes:

  • Cut up veggies and bag them for each meal they’re going with
  • Prep meat, whether that means cutting it up or just taking it out of the packaging
  • Try some crock pot meals made easy. Here is Coach Dean's Spicy Shredded Beef. Place it in a freezer bag, add some of your cut up veggies, label it "Monday Dinner" and pop it in the freezer. On Monday, take it out and put it in the crockpot to cook. 
  • I like to brown any ground beef at the same time so its ready to add seasoning for a meal. This saves me time when I'm ready to use it.

You can modify these tips to fit your schedule, too. By taking the time do this, you’re saving precious time during the week and there is no extra thinking involved.

Make sure you take into account days that you might be working late or getting home late. When you plan ahead, you can mark those days down for dinner in the crockpot. That way when you get home your house smells amazing and you are eating your nutritious, planned meal.

Bonus! Here is a quick lunch idea:

  • On your prep day as you are cutting all of those veggies, place a few in several small Ziploc baggies. Add a slice of lettuce to each bag as well. You can mix and match some of those veggies if you like. In another small baggie, add 2-3 slices of deli meat. You’ve just created a the fixins’ for a lettuce wrap sandwich and fresh veggies for your lunch at work or school.

To your best health,
Coach Nancy

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