A Healthy 1 Week Meal Prep for Maintaining Weight Loss (Video)


I keep promising to talk about my recent 20 pound weight loss and I want you to know that I really do plan to talk about how I did it. I actually had planned to do it a while ago but then, my card broke, I took a blog break and so on. So I'm going to actually fast forward a little to a topic I've actually been getting a lot of questions about over on my Instagram (gigi_katz) and that is meal prep. The reason I haven't gotten into the weight loss subject yet is mainly because I am still monitoring myself in maintenance and also because I am going to be talking about the specific program that helped me and the post is going to take a lot of thought when writing it out and describing it. So I hope you will forgive me until I can get that out to you guys. I promise it's going to be a good one when I do. 

So anyways, I've been doing meal prep at the beginning of the week for several months now and have been loving it for so many reasons. A) It saves me so much time and planning. B) It really helps me eat healthier meals tailored to my personal preferences. C) It's convenient for my on the go busy schedule. D) It doesn't take me more then an hour most of the time and then I've got breakfasts, lunches and dinners for a full week. 

I posted some clips while I was doing it and got a lot of questions about the process, how I do it, why I do it? What recipes I use etc. So I thought one video and blog post could easily answer most of those questions in one place. I plan to do more food prep videos and what I eat in a day style videos as well so feel free to send over questions you'd like me to address in those ones in the future. Also watch this weeks video here where you can see me prep all of these meals from start to finish, or read until the end of the post where it will be inserted as always.


What I Prepared in This Meal Prep:

Breakfasts:

1) Overnight Oats- 3 Varieties- Chocolate Pineapple Cashew, Blueberry Pepita &  Peach, Apple, Pistachio

2) Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Lunches:

1) Beet & Kale Salad Jars & Balsamic Dressing
+ Roasted Chick Peas
& Turmeric Brown Rice Rissotto

2) Lemon Quinoa
+ Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower
& Basic Boiled Eggs

Dinners:

Tomato Flavored Baked Tofu or
Dr. Phragers Broccoli & Potato Patties
with
Roasted Assorted Veggies- Cubed Beets, Chopped Carrots, Chopped Red Pepper, Chopped Red Onion, Chopped Zuchinni & Chopped Asparagus 
+
Mashed Potato Salad
or
Roasted Mini Potatoes


My advice to you if you are considering meal prep, do it! You don't even need fancy mason jars. Some sectioned containers or even good old plasticware are good enough. Try this and you will see how much easier it will be for you throughout your week. Set aside an hour of time ideally on Sunday  and get it done, then refrigerate it all and pull it out as you need it. I'm not a pro at it yet so maybe I'll save all of my tips for another post as well. Also, some really useful meal prep recipes will be here on my blog in the coming weeks but I did get into pretty great detail for these particular ones in the video so you should be able to follow that easily in the meantime!


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