THE MOST PRODUCTIVE 2 HOURS YOU CAN SPEND A WEEK!
Structure and focus are essential for achieving goals and part of the programme here at The Six Pack Revolution is planning ahead to cover every eventuality. Meal preparation and planning will help you stick to your goal and keep you on track!
Why should you meal prep?
Outlining a framework for positive change is exactly what meal prepping can offer you. You maybe on your own personal health journey; concentrating on weight management; working on your family’s nutritional intake or, just like many busy families… looking to free up some valuable home time and to help with the economics of grocery shopping.
Here we’ve outlined our 'top tips' on successful meal preparation for all the family...
Find a day that you can prep a few meals
Meal prep should be fun and creative. It can involve everyone in the family and should be done on a day that you have a more relaxed schedule. DON’T try and cram it in on a Monday night after work.
Variety is key
If you are on a structured nutrition plan then it is important to create variety in your meals to avoid any temptations from eating the same foods all week! It is important to have a varied diet and don’t prep too much of one meal. Freezing food can also help with retaining the freshness and lock in those flavours. Part prepping dishes is also a great time saver. It’s important to find what works for you and your lifestyle!
Write a realistic weekly plan to ensure you know what meals you want to cook and what ingredients you need to prep ahead. This can save you not only time but money if you are only buying exactly what you need. Remember, frozen fruit is a great way to save some time on prep, will last longer and saves on waste.
Stock up on essentials
Stock your cupboards with a variety of reliable goods like lentils, brown rice, quinoa and rice cakes or ryvita plus dried herbs and spices. Fridge staples like soya milk, eggs, Greek yoghurt and cottage cheese normally have a longer fridge life and are great for on the go, quick meals and snacks. For example, our very own ‘Fabulous Falafels’ can transform staple ingredients into a meal in minutes.
It's all about the container!
Depending on your plan for the week, if you are out and about, storage containers are a great way to take your food with you. Using containers are also great for when you are freezing meals in portions too. Glass and plastic containers with lids or zip-lock storage and freezer bags can also be a great benefit when prepping.
Ripen fruit faster
Stuck with hard green avocados or bananas after your shop? Get them both prep/smoothie ready by putting them with other fruits or, placing your unripened fruit into a paper bag which helps to ripen the fruit faster. The ethylene gas that the fruit releases will be trapped by the bag speeding up the ripening process.
Here at The Six Pack Revolution we love a smoothie! You can really make your breakfast or snack a breeze by prepping smoothie ingredients ahead of time; then tossing them into a blender. Choose a high-powered blender to really make your routine quick and simple.
With a bit of practice, you will discover a style of meal prep that works best for you. Whether you prep ingredients for one meal, prepare work lunches for the week, or cook to freeze for next month, any amount of time spent meal prepping yields big returns.
On The Six Pack Revolution, we have plenty of menu inspirations, so it will be easy to find meals that can be prepped and work best for you and your family.
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The Six Pack Revolution is a 75 day transformation programme, where we coach you on fitness, mind-set and nutrition.
Founded by Scott Harrison, the programme includes everything you need to get you into the best shape of your life. You’ll learn how to cook delicious recipes, and complete daily and weekly fitness challenges within a group of like-minded people, all looking to achieve the same outcome as YOU!
All our Six Pack Revolution coaches have been through the programme. They started where you are today and are proof that the programme works, and proof that anyone can do it too!
One of the best things about The Six Pack Revolution is the support network. You’ll get to know your new fitness family through a private Facebook Group. This is ‘The Hub’ where others in the group share their experiences, results and tips on overcoming obstacles.
We believe in you, and can’t wait to welcome you to the revolution!