Meal Prep for College Students: 101

It’s week 3 of our Spring 2017 semester… I’m happy to say I have managed to eat my meal prepped food. If you read my last post you’d know that I gave up fast food for lent. Let me just begin, it is definitely worth doing! If you’re like me you love fast food everything tastes so much better and more “convenient.” But check this out, try to meal prep your food for at least 1-2 days worth depending how busy you’ll be throughout the week. Eat less outside for a week or two. See how much difference your body will feel. Now, it all depends if you are eating properly with good portion sized food. Let’s just say the more fruits & veggies the better. The vegetables doesn’t have to taste boring… get c r e a t i v e !

In the morning, the first thing I do is drink a glass of water before eating anything else. Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and may possibly even make you eat less. Next, depending how much time I have in the morning I either make scrambled eggs with a little bit of cumin, onion powder, and black pepper. I’ll pair my scrambled eggs with a side of oatmeal. However, if I’m short on time, I’ll make a low fat greek yogurt then I sprinkle granola bars and almonds. Let’s not forget my oatmeal with berries on top either strawberries, blueberries or blackberries. There are many options easy quick breakfast food that can keep you full until your next meal/snack.

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Normally, for snacks it’ll be the same trail mixes and fruits such as tangerines, plums, and pears. Now, I’m not entirely strict on “snacking” because it’s better to be good to your body than to be mean to it! Although, everything in moderation is always better. This is something I’ll need to challenge myself on eventually.

Now, for my favorite part of the day besides breakfast is lunch! Here, I used tilipia to make fish fillet which I used a tempura batter and grilled it on a non-stick pan. Overall, the amount of food I had cooked was good enough for three meals. Also, I put chopped cilantro on my rice with black beans on top. The fish fillet dish I created was light and tasty which kept me full for two hours. Typically, when it comes to meal prepping or fad-diets a person should eat every two hours consisting of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The snacks in between is completely up to you whether it be trail mixes nuts which is a fast way to Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and many more. There are thousands of options out there! I still have yet to try other yummy snacks. Lastly, my dinner is usually the same dish for lunch.

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Also, don’t forget to drink 8 glasses of water! This is so important not only does it nourish your body water flushes the toxins out of the body. I downloaded a wonderful app called ‘My Water it’s a great app because you can adjust to how many times in a day it will remind you to drink water.

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