Meals on the Go, Now you Know

 

As a Follow up to my Post “Healthy Snacks on the Go: Do they Really Exist?” I thought it wise to not leave the “diet on the go” problem with only solutions to your snack needs. In the end, it’s the meals, those 4 to 6 a day, that make up your “Make or Break” results.

 

Finding time to eat Healthy meals as often as you should (remember to eat every 2-3 hours!) is hard enough. But, finding time to cook them is even harder. Luckily, there are some steps you can take that really do help a lot.

 

 

Rather than blab on and on, I’m gonna get right to the meat of it (pun fully intended):

 

  1. Make all your food for the week on 2 different days: I do Sunday and Wednesday. Meat only lasts for a max of 4 days in the fridge, so you can’t do a whole week at once. This is a life savor. Really. More than anything else, this will keep you on your diet. If it’s meal time, and all you have to do is reach in the fridge and pull out a meal, you’re FAR more likely to stick with it. It rarely takes me more than an hour.

  2. Get a George Foreman Grill (or something like it): it’s insanely easy to cook a lot of meat all at once for a number of days of meals. Note: A steak will cook in about 3 min’s, a chicken breast in less than 10.

  3. Get a large Pyrex casserole dish: You can put a whole bunch of skinless boneless chicken inside, marinade overnight, and bake it all at once.

  4. Buy pre-bagged spinach and salad: It’s pre-washed, and ready to go. All you have to do is throw it into a Tupperware … which leads to:

  5. Tupperware: Get a bunch, a whole bunch! You’re gonna need them. You can’t trust the food out there in the world, so you’re gonna have to bring your own.

  6. Don’t fear variety! This is absolutely imperative! So many dieters eat the same things day in and day out. Bad mistake. You’ll tire out very quickly. Get lots of different meats, fruits, and vegetables. Try something new every week.

  7. One pot meals: Tomato sauce with Ground beef and tons of Veggies, Goulash, Curried Chicken and veggies, beef-veggie soup, chicken-veggie soup, Chanko Nabe, Etc

 

 

I hope these provide some insight into what it actually takes to get the job done. It may not seem easy, but actually, once you’ve cooked your meals, you don’t have to think about it for days. You just get to eat them!

See the Recipe Section for Ideas

 

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: