Medicine for Life

Get Started With Meal Prep Today!

January 06, 2020 Dr. Lynn Stiff Season 1 Episode 3
Medicine for Life
Get Started With Meal Prep Today!
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Medicine for Life
Get Started With Meal Prep Today!
Jan 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Dr. Lynn Stiff

Oh Meal Prep. We know we want to. We know we should. But why can’t we just do it? 

Today’s podcast is all about how to get started with meal prep. I’ll give you 3 options to try out and see what works best for you in this phase of life. 

Simple Prep:  When you’re putting items from the grocery store away you leave out all the items that need to be prepped for the week. Clean, chop and prep everything at that moment. You bought a bunch of kale? Don’t just put it in the refrigerator to go bad. Wash (massage if you really like tender kale – for real, check it out here) and chop it right now so you can just take it out of the container when it’s time to eat. The largest obstacle to eating well has just been overcome. High fives all around.

Prep and Portion: This takes it to the next level. Do #1 above but then portion out the amounts you need for each recipe. Portion out snacks. Portion out items for other meals. This way, when it comes time to make your son’s lunch you just need to grab the 4 items already portioned and make a sandwich. This cuts the prep time on the day you’re cooking or preparing the foods WAY down. Now everything is basically grab and go. Fist bumps all around.

Batch Cooking: This has two forms I’ll talk about 

Partial: This is when you cook multiple items for the week in advance and then assemble to meal fresh the day it will be cooked

Complete: the grand-daddy of all meal prep. You literally cook/bake ALL of your meals for the week on one day. Then you just reheat and eat when it’s time for your meal.

Why meal prep?

  1. Ensure you are eating the way you desire
  2. Save money by eating out less, having fewer trips to the grocery store and optimizing the use of everything you buy
  3. Less food waste - good for the environment and your pocketbook
  4. Save time by streamlining redundant tasks


Stay tuned! I’ll be doing a meal planning course/workshop soon! 

Read the blog post here: https://nutritionhealthlife.com/2020/01/05/simple-swaps-for-success-dinner/

Join my facebook group here for more discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenbecomingwhole/

Check me out on social media



Show Notes

Oh Meal Prep. We know we want to. We know we should. But why can’t we just do it? 

Today’s podcast is all about how to get started with meal prep. I’ll give you 3 options to try out and see what works best for you in this phase of life. 

Simple Prep:  When you’re putting items from the grocery store away you leave out all the items that need to be prepped for the week. Clean, chop and prep everything at that moment. You bought a bunch of kale? Don’t just put it in the refrigerator to go bad. Wash (massage if you really like tender kale – for real, check it out here) and chop it right now so you can just take it out of the container when it’s time to eat. The largest obstacle to eating well has just been overcome. High fives all around.

Prep and Portion: This takes it to the next level. Do #1 above but then portion out the amounts you need for each recipe. Portion out snacks. Portion out items for other meals. This way, when it comes time to make your son’s lunch you just need to grab the 4 items already portioned and make a sandwich. This cuts the prep time on the day you’re cooking or preparing the foods WAY down. Now everything is basically grab and go. Fist bumps all around.

Batch Cooking: This has two forms I’ll talk about 

Partial: This is when you cook multiple items for the week in advance and then assemble to meal fresh the day it will be cooked

Complete: the grand-daddy of all meal prep. You literally cook/bake ALL of your meals for the week on one day. Then you just reheat and eat when it’s time for your meal.

Why meal prep?

  1. Ensure you are eating the way you desire
  2. Save money by eating out less, having fewer trips to the grocery store and optimizing the use of everything you buy
  3. Less food waste - good for the environment and your pocketbook
  4. Save time by streamlining redundant tasks


Stay tuned! I’ll be doing a meal planning course/workshop soon! 

Read the blog post here: https://nutritionhealthlife.com/2020/01/05/simple-swaps-for-success-dinner/

Join my facebook group here for more discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenbecomingwhole/

Check me out on social media