Good morning! It’s the weekend again so I hope you’re having a fun one!
I wanted to tell you all about how I make both cooking and putting food together a little easier. At least for me! This is something I’ve done since starting to lose weight that has helped in a few ways – I can make a bunch at once, I can change it up for variety, and I can focus on what works best for each meal.
So what’s this magic trick? I make my protein plain. Inventive, right? Just cooking spray (or a quick shot from the oil mister) and whatever it is – chicken, fish, ground turkey, whatever you like! I usually bake chicken and fish, and cook up ground turkey in a pan. Then when I eat it, I portion it out, spice it up and can choose if I want a sauce or healthy fat on it.
Now, this method (if you can call it that) works for a lot of different things! What you’ll find in my fridge is mostly cooked food, all separate. So quinoa in a container, turkey in a container, oatmeal, chicken, sweet potatoes, etc. All plain and ready to be mixed together. It’s like the Garanimals of refrigerators.
This has worked really well with the 21 Day Fix plan! I can easily measure out a container’s worth of food and throw it on my dish. I don’t typically worry about what containers a recipe is because I don’t make them. Then I add my seasonings and whatever else I want and go. Done!
See those little containers? That’s how much of each food I eat at a time (they match up with food groups). So it’s nice and simple to measure them out.
What are your little tricks to make healthy food prep easier?