All too often we OVERTHINK meal planning and prepping.

So here’s some advice from a chef, that puts it all in perspective.

Her advice is so simple and so foolproof that I hope it transforms how you approach your meals.

Here it is:

“As long as you put together ingredients that taste good, your meal is going to taste good.”

(I told you it was simple.)

However, I’m going to take it to the next level – with one slight change:

  • I would add the words healthy whole food to the ingredient criteria: “As long as you put together healthy, whole food ingredients that taste good, your meal will be healthy and taste good.”

I used to spend too much time making over-complicated recipes … it always felt like a chore.

They sound fun when you first read the recipe, but they get old fast … and the shopping and cleanup takes way too much time.

Instead, it’s all about putting together:

Delicious protein + delicious vegetable + healthy fat + (sometimes) a whole grain.

And then adding a seasoning or sauce that tastes great! Or you can even throw them together in a pot with some broth and make a soup.

Now, on any given day you will find in my fridge:

  • Protein choices: pre-prepped chicken or ground turkey, salmon, tofu, etc.
  • Veggies: tomatoes, roasted green beans, sweet potatoes, etc.
  • Grains: rice, quinoa, pasta, etc.

When it’s time to put together a meal for lunch or dinner, all I have to do is grab my ingredients and put it together.

It’s not always fancy, but it IS always healthy and delish. And it also keeps me on track with my goals and energized to take on my day.

Like I always say, it’s the small, simple steps that add up to BIG RESULTS!

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