I every week, I prepare a bag of lentils. I store them in a tupperware container in the refrigerator... that way I can scoop out a portion whenever I want :)
I use lentils instead of rice in everything! I use them as a main ingredient in patties (garden burger), curry, sloppy joes, vegan taco meat, vegan sausage, vegan meatballs, etc. High fiber, low in calories and high in protein... what's not to love? Plus, you can buy a pound for only $1 or less!
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I have a problem with temptation, so I prepare myself daily that I will NOT eat bad food options (i.e. stop for a soda or something to eat from fast food). This way, I am prepared to drive right past and not stop!
As I am preparing meals, I am moving and cleaning behind myself. I want to sit down and enjoy the meal and having the kitchen clean as I eat - helps lower the stress and anxiety I feel. After I grab my water and sit down - dinner is a joy!41
After making 4 smalls meals a routine, I realised an easy way for me to get in my water is to have 16 oz/2 cups while I am preparing each meal. Not only do I always remember my water, but I am less hungry and tuck away fewer calories at each meal.
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