The power of being prepared & meal prep

So we’ve got our dinners sorted with Fresh Start, but what about the rest of the day?

Are you great at making a healthy breakfast every day, but it’s the snacking domain that is your downfall? Or have you got your snacking sorted, but struggle with how to make a healthy lunch inspiring, delicious and satisfying? Or is a healthy habit you want to establish making your own lunch, rather than buying it?

Firstly, we need to identify what would be our weak spot when it comes to the different meal times, and focus on implementing at least one healthy habit to combat this. This might look like:

  • Making your own lunch for 4 out of the 5 week days
  • Packing your healthy snacks for each day of the week
  • Cooking breakfast 3 times a week e.g. omelette or poached eggs
  • Setting aside 1 hour each Sunday evening to prep some ingredients for the week ahead’s lunches or snacks
We think one of the biggest hacks to continuing to eat healthy is being prepared.

Heading to work with nutritious lunch and snacks that you look forward to eating is not only satisfying and healthy, but means you don’t have to spend money, time and energy on finding (likely less healthy) bought options. 

Give it a go this week, starting with preparing lunch on Monday, then maybe lunch and snacks Tuesday, taking leftovers for lunch Wednesday and continue to build and work on this.

We’d love to hear how you’re going by the end of the week!

Meet the Nutritionist

Emma ‘Edamame’

Our in-house nutritionist Emma ‘Edamame’ was born and bred in mid Canterbury and has the health and wellbeing of Kiwis in mind at all times. As an NZ registered nutritionist (NZ Nutrition Society) with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Auckland, she makes sure we’re all getting our fresh dose of local veggies and our meals are full of nutritious substance – thanks for having our back Em (and our waistlines!). When it comes to New Zealand produce, Emma is a whizz, with fresh berries being her absolute fave. Intrigued to know what food this nutritionist couldn’t live without? Fresh fish and seafood, delivering on both flavour and nourishment. As well as ice cream, especially real fruit ice creams, in the summer time! Life’s all about a tasty balance, right?

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