One of the most challenging aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is finding the time and desire to prepare healthy food all of the time. It can be tough, so here is the 'perfect mix' of meals to keep your weight loss goals on track.
● The 'Sunday Dinner' – We all like a good hearty home-made meal sometimes. It doesn't have to be on a Sunday, but that is often when we have the time to make it.
Get some good meat or fish, loads of veggies and knock up a feast for you and the family. Be sure to make enough for 10 and you can eat it for the next few days!
● The 'Left overs' – Whether it is extra food prepared when you cook a big meal (see above), or throwing together a combination of leftovers from a couple of different meals. Eating leftovers is quick, easy, cost effective and delicious. Always aim to cook extra food, so you can always eat leftovers the following day or two for lunch.
● The 'Quick & Easy' – It's a great idea to keep some really quick and easy to make meals in stock. For example, some cooked prawns, an avocado and salad takes zero cooking time, and about 30 seconds of prep. It's incredibly easy and you never have an excuse to resort to a take-away or ready-meal if you have quick and easy food on hand.
● The 'Here's One I Made Earlier' – Make use of your freezer! If you are making a meal that lends itself, cook extra and store it in the freezer for another time. It's really easy to make a large batch of chilli con-carne and pull it out of the freezer to defrost the previous evening. Just reheat and you have a delicious, healthy, homecooked meal waiting for you.