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Consistently Eating Well

Food prep on Sunday: chop all veggies, make a protein to last all week, and have it ready to assemble in the fridge--an at-home salad bar!
The harder chopped veggies go in one bowl and softer ones in another to help keep them fresh longer. Same goes for leafy greens--I wash and pat them dry wit...

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How to get started and maintain a stock of home-made freezer meals.

One way to get started on a stock of freezer meals is to simply cook extra of everyday meals that freeze ok, like chili, curry, stews, casseroles etc. It doesn't take much longer to chop some extra ingredients, takes no longer to cook it, but will save you a whole meals prep in the future.

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Plan a menu

Every weekend I sit down for an hour and plan my menu including snacks for the next week. I type it up and post it on my frig. I will plan down to how many calories I will have each day. I make sure that I have about 4 weeks of menus and rotate them. I also try a new recipe each week.

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