Super Simple Healthy Eating: Prep and Freeze Food in Advance
Changing the way you eat in order to be able to lose weight more effectively often means that you need to work more fresh fruits and veggies into your diet. Simple healthy eating is a real necessity.
The problem that most of us have with any healthy eating strategy isn’t that we don’t necessarily like fresh fruits and veggies. After all, there are tons of them, so there are bound to be options we enjoy. It’s the fact that they take so much time to prepare.
Sure, we might have that time on the weekend, but the rest of the week can be very busy and the last thing we want to do is spend our precious few moments of free time standing in the kitchen and chopping up food.
Sometimes we can get the motivation to do that over the short term, but continuing to do that over the longer term is another matter. Slowly, and then more quickly, our old habits creep back into our lives because simple healthy eating habits elude us. After all, those old ways are far more convenient. That’s how they got to be our old habits in the first place!
However, if you know you want to eat more fruits and veggies, then the key is to chop it up in quantities and freeze it right away. That way, you can prep for several meals at a time without sacrificing the nutrition from having fresh produce in your meals.
Furthermore, once you’ve chopped everything up and it’s ready to use, you’ll find it much more appealing than many of the other frozen meals on which you used to rely.
To do this simple healthy eating plan, you just need to know how to flash freeze your produce so all the pieces will be individually frozen and usable instead of one giant lump of ice. As soon as you cut up any fruit or veggie that you want to save, lay the pieces out on a baking sheet or tray. Put it in the freezer. In this way, it doesn’t take long to freeze. Once it’s fully frozen, just dump it into airtight freezer bags or containers. Make each container the perfect size for a meal or a portion – whichever makes sense to that fruit or veggie.
With all this food prepared, you’ll be able to take it out of the freezer and use it right away. All your prep work is done for you! If you like smoothies in the morning, you can just take out a packet of your favorite melon or chopped berries and pour it into the blender. No stems need to be removed. No seeds need to be picked out. Nothing needs to be chopped. It’s already done!