Because I like a bit of order and efficiency in my life, I’ve been trying to prepare my daytime meals.
Yes it’s a great way to maintain my weight and a healthy eating regime. Yes it really helps me NOT eat crappy food.
But it’s not easy to stick to.
It comes and goes. I’ll do it for 4 days, then skip 2 days, then back at it for 5-6 days, then stop for 7 days, then back for 5 days… etc.
LIFE HAPPENS and it’s OK really.
Sometimes I go out for lunch. Sometimes I have delicious dinner leftovers in my fridge (hello beef rendang!).
Sometimes I eat such a large breakfast that I skip lunch, then find myself impossibly hungry at the end of the afternoon, and I eat everything in sight!
The truth is, I like food and I get bored eating the same thing every day.
So typical meal prepping doesn’t really work for me.
However these last few weeks… I have found a nice compromise.
I spend Sunday making FIVE simple salads, as shown above. After I took the photo above, I actually added a large handful of spinach to the containers. So there was a bit more to my salad than pictured. It’s not pretty. I just shove as much as I can into a 250ml container.
Then: Every day I eat something proteiny with my salad… like grilled chicken, a slice of fish, can of tuna, two boiled eggs, a scoop of leftover beef rendang, steamed tofu, or a slice of sourdough bread that I made the day before, or soba noodles.
That way, I know I fill up on a nice yummy salad for most days of the week.
The variety makes it much easier to stick to!
(Having said that, I have been known to have a piece of KFC chicken with my salad haha!)