Cooking for Success!
Sunday, February 03, 2013
What a great day! I love Sundays. I do a stretch video and a yoga video from my P90X program and cook all afternoon.
Today I am making Vegetable Soup and Gazpacho, both from the P90X program (Thanks P90X). They are very low in calories, high in fiber, full of vitamins and they really fill you up. I always keep at least 4 kinds of soup in my fridge and freezer and have a serving of soup with my dinner every night. Another advantage is everything is pre-made and pre-measured so it's heat and serve. In one afternoon I can make 30 servings of soup. One less thing to do during the week for more than a month.
I'm also cooking up a couple of pounds of chicken for omelets, chicken salad and to add to my dinner during the week. This does three things for me. It save me time cooking, helps me plan my menus for the next two weeks, and helps keep my nutrition on track because all I have to do is 5 minutes of prep to have a meal ready to eat. Since everything is pre-measured all I have to do is add heat and a couple of vegetables and I'm having a 3 course meal.
Meal planning is essential for my personal success. If I don't have something I can throw together in 15 minutes I'm tempted to order a 1200 calorie pizza or something and undo days of success. I'm sure you've all been there. Two hours of planning and preparation on Sunday saves me 8 hours during the week and keeps my nutrition on track.
Give it a try.
Until next time, JUICE to you all.