healthy eating meal plansDid you have a go at preparing any of the healthy eating meal plans from the first week of the July 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge?
If you didn’t have time then try and set aside an afternoon on the weekend leading into Week 2 of the Challenge and do a couple of the below food preparation suggestions to make following your healthy eating meal plan really easy.

  1. Customise your Meal Plan to suit your needs. What do you already have in the fridge or freezer that you can use up rather than making new recipes? Do you have leftover fruits and vegetables that you can swap over in some of the upcoming week’s recipes? Decide what works best for you and your family and get your Meal Plan set for the week.
  2. Look for recipes that you can make ahead of time or make in a larger batch and freeze in individual serves to make it easy on those days you have a lot on. Look for soups like the Hearty Chicken Soup or the Curried Cauliflower Soup. Or curries like the Prawn Red Curry or the Pork & Pineapple Green Curry.
  3. Get your snacks organised so you’re not grabbing unhealthy options because you’re short on time. Make a large batch of the Raspberry Muffins or the Lemon Chia Pudding and keep in the pantry, fridge or freezer as required. Be well stocked up on healthy snack options like air popped popcorn, wholegrain crackers, nuts, seeds, natural yoghurt and fruit.
  4. Sort out your diary so you know which days you have available for more time to prepare recipes and which days you will use your pre-prepared frozen meals. On days when you have extra time make recipes like the Pumpkin & Kale Risotto or lunches like the Salmon & Zucchini Balls.
  5. Take some time out for yourself in the lead up to the next week of the July Challenge – to recharge and refocus. Look at your goals, make adjustments if necessary and assess and reward yourself for what you’ve already achieved.

Remember – you don’t have to do everything in the above list, even just choosing to prepare a couple of meals and snacks ahead of time will get you ahead of the game when it comes to healthy eating during Week 2.
healthy eating meal plans