No more Christmas turkey.
It’s been a few days since the holidays have ended and you’ve probably run out of leftovers for your meals. It’s also probably assumable (unless you were completely health conscious) the foods prepared for the holidays weren’t the most healthy options for consumption in the house. Well, now is a good time to change it up and return to eating healthy.
Preparing meals for the family or even just for yourself as a working spouse, parent or individual can be a daunting task. However, there are strategies you can use to make eating healthy for you and your family easier and less time consuming on the weekdays.
One of the best ways to tackle your weekday meals is to prepare them in advance. Preparing your ingredients or even creating meals you can heat back up for dinner allows you to feed yourself and your family a balanced and healthy meal. Here are some steps you can take to accomplish this:
- Plan ahead by writing down meal ideas, recipes and foods you want your family to eat on the weekends.
- Do the grocery shopping, cleaning and prepping ahead of time so you don’t have to spend time on the weekdays to do it (which can take up a good amount of time).
- If there are foods you can cook in advance and keep in the fridge for up to a week, make them on Sunday and either freeze or chill them.
- This is important, especially if you live with younger children. Label your packages and expiration dates so no one accidentally cooks up a meal that may have been skipped a few weeks ago and forgotten.
- Repeat on the next weekend.