My name is Steph, and I have a problem. I am a meal plan addict.
First and foremost I need to layout my disclaimer to you. I am not a trained chef, nor am I certified to instruct you on what to eat – I am not a nutritionist, nor a dietitian. What I am (self) qualified to do is show you what I do to prep a week worth of meals… sometimes even a month of meals – in ONE day.
My goal is to cook once, and have a fridge and freezer full of healthy go to meals for the week … and sometimes a month.
These are not skills I studied to master – I dredged through the kitchen trenches, and sink full, after sink full of dirty dishes to be able to show the method of my madness in hopes to inspire other people that might want to do the same.
I am that cliche busy mom and wife.
I work full time out of the house and would much rather be at my favourite spin studio, or out for a run, than be in the kitchen EVERYDAY.
But, being busy isn’t what led me into a meal planning addiction.
On my 30th birthday, I was reflecting on what I was able to accomplish in the past decade, and what I would try to tackle over the next one – or even just the next year.
While I was proud of all of my accomplishments and my professional life, I was unhappy with my health, my sedentary lifestyle and my weight. I decided that my 30th year was gonna “get real” and I would tackle my health. Meal planning was a huge part of my success (read here for more about that).
I started by getting a dietitian (thank you Kristin) who showed me that I can still be a foodie, but could do it while being healthier.
Once I was armed with the what and the how to eat, my type A personality kicked into high gear and I created a fool proof system for meal planning and prepping – and a meal planning addict was born.
While I am lighter now from this habit, that is not what has made it stick.
This habit has helped me organize my whole week, and keep my life moving a little bit smoother!
I am often asked “how can I start this” or “teach me!!” (insert sound of desperation here) – so now, here you have it, my confessions of a meal plan addict.
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