Crystal's Fitness Tip ~ Healthy Weekly Meal Prep

Header - Post - StatisticsMany readers of the My Faith and Fitness Blog are busy like I am.  We focus on managing our careers, ministries, families and households, among other things.  Occasionally, I will present tips that will help us be efficient while maintaining our good health and fitness lifestyles.  I don’t want us to resort to eating unhealthy foods or forgoing exercise because of lack of time.  Today’s tip concerns healthy weekly meal prep.

I take my lunch to work everyday.  I usually take a sandwich, carrot chips, Greek yogurt and water.  When I know that I will be in court, I have to pack the bottle of water and utensils for my salad and yogurt.  (I eat lunch in one of the conference rooms in the courthouse.)  When I am in the office, however, I only have to pack my food because I have utensils in my office desk drawer and I have access to the water cooler.  Ideally, I will have a spinach salad with my lunch.  However, I have not been as consistent as I would like to be with packing the salad.  Hence, my new purchase.

During my grocery shopping excursion last Friday, I purchased a 10-piece set of Rubbermaid Take Alongs.  I only needed the five small containers (2.9 cups/669 ml), but I decided to buy the package that included the five larger containers (5.2 cups/1.2L) because I will be able to take larger salads when I know that I will be in the office during lunch.  I like the red lids because they will remind me to continue to Go Red as I fight heart disease.  I still need to find small condiment containers for my salad dressing, but that will not stop the process.

Rubbermaid Take Alongs

Good stuff.

Washed, dried and ready for use.













So, on Sunday afternoons, when I get home from church, I will assemble my salads for the coming work week.  Here are my salads for the week of March 3rd.  I only need four salads for this week:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  I plan to be in the office on Monday and Friday (large containers).  I will be in court on Tuesday and Thursday (small containers).

Weekly Salads

In use. I only need four salads for this week.

I am starting this weekly meal prepping system with my weekday lunch salad.  It is not a good idea to assemble the sandwiches too far in advance.  The bread would get soggy.  I plan to work my way up to prepping other meals as well.  I want to start slowly so that I will not get overwhelmed and become discouraged.  Work smarter, not harder.  I will keep you posted on my progress.  What are your thoughts on prepping multiple meals at one time?  Please share. I would like to know your experiences. You can leave a comment at the end of this post or on the Facebook fan page, Tweet me, or complete the form on the Contact page. Be blessed.  Stay encouraged.

Min. Crystal L. Cochren

4 thoughts on “Crystal's Fitness Tip ~ Healthy Weekly Meal Prep

  1. Donna says:

    I love the weekly meal prep idea! It’s useful not only for health, but also for keeping a family organized! Thanks of sharing!

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