Nutrition Prep Tips and Tricks

Think that eating healthy is just too hard?  You’re not alone, many of us feel the same way.  How many times have you said “I’ll just run through the driver through”?  As long as you plan ahead eating quality food you bring with you is easier, cheaper and will promote the quality and consistency needed to make lasting changes in your life.  Here are a few tips!

Literally all you need is the following items:

  1. A large pan
  2. protein of choice (beef, chicken, fish ect…)
  3. Veggie of choice (salad, green beans ect…)
  4. Sweet potato
  5. Quality cold pressed oil of choice (avocado,  olive, coconut)

Take the meat and toss it in the pan to cook up.  Add in the veggie into the protein or lay out the salad on a plate, poke a few holes in the sweet potato and put it in the microwave for 5-7 minutes.  When the meat and veggies are done cooking put it on a plate with the potato and dump some oil over all of it.  DONE!  In literally the time it would take to drive to Wendy’s, sit in the drive through, order and drive home you can be eating a quality meal that tastes great too!

Try to take advantage of Sundays as a time to pre-cook and chop items that will be used throughout the
If you know Wednesday is a busy day for you, take a look ahead and see what you can do to make
Wednesday’s meals easier to prepare on your off day.
 Saves you time, money and energy
 Lack of convenience will lead to eating unhealthy foods
 Shop once a week no matter what
 Cooking in bulk twice a week
 Prep your food every Sunday and Wednesday (Or whatever works for your schedule but get it done!)
 Get it prepped before the food goes in the fridge. Once it’s there it will stay there til rotten.
 Make soups, stews, chilis and stir fry
 The crockpot is your friend
 Store food in Tupperware

I don’t know how to cook?
 Easy recipes can be found online!
o Everydaypaleo.com
o Marksdailyapple.com
o Nomnompaleo.com

Hopefully this gets you started.  Contact one of the coaches at CrossFit Tactical Strength for more information or to set up a nutritional assessment.