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Cooking for Success!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Hey Everyone,

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.

Jonny Mac
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MSPATOOTY 2/12/2013 11:05AM

    Are you sure we're not the same person? emoticon I, too, am a Sunday afternoon cook. There's nothing like having a fridge full of meals just ready for me during the work week. emoticon

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GORIANA 2/4/2013 12:41AM

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YMWONG22 2/3/2013 7:22PM

  Good idea there. emoticon
But got to have a big fridge.

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LAILATN 2/3/2013 3:12PM

    I really need to be better about meal planning/cooking ahead of time. Thanks for the inspiration!

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