Simple planning and food preparation hacks around your nutrition saves time and money. Besides this, our brain already makes hundreds of different decisions a day, so if you are continually having to decide what to eat, it’s only going to fatigue your brain and sabotage your willpower.
Here are a few simple food rituals you can use to ensure your meals are taken care of so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and less time thinking about your food:
Select two different breakfasts you want to eat during the week. You can rotate between the two or have the first one for days 1-4 and the second choice from days 5-7. To make it easier, choose recipes that you can pre-make, like overnight oats, you can make enough for four days in a matter of minutes and then put them into separate containers ready to eat (or take to work if you start early).
Cook up a large batch of roasted vegetables. You can mix and match a variety of vegetables including Potato, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Capsicum and Carrots then keep them in a container in the fridge. That way you can grab a cup of your roast vegetables and mix that with pre-bought salad or greens and a roast chicken or even tinned tuna for lunches or an easy dinner.
Make snacks easy by including them in your weekly shopping list. For example, you can include items like cherry tomatoes, YoPro yoghurts, rice cakes and cottage cheese, fruit, single serve portions of nuts, carrots and hummus and even hard-boiled eggs. Remember that snacks only get out of hand when we have not already allocated a serving size first.