Meal Planning Made Simple


Aug 26, 2021

 by Leon Beeloo
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Over the years I have been friends with some really great cooks.

Several of which actually cooked/used to cook professionally, which I have recently learned makes them actual “chefs.”

Anyway … one of these chefs blew my mind when she gave me the secret to his amazing family meals.

I am sharing this because all too often we OVERTHINK meal planning and prepping. And the fact simply is, that if you want to get healthier and strong, if you want to reduce your waist line, then what you eat absolutely matters.  Meal Planning and Prepping is like looking at a road map before you leave on a trip. It's a tool that ensures you get to your destination on-time and happy.

Oh yeah, her advice is so simple and so foolproof that it completely transformed how I personally approach my own meals.

Here it is:

“As long as you put together ingredients that taste good, your meal is going to taste good.”

(I told you it was simple.)

However, I’m going to take it to the next level – with one slight change:

I would add the words “healthy whole food” to the ingredient criteria because, you know those chefs cook good foods, but not always the most healthy 😉: 

“As long as you put together healthy, whole food ingredients that taste good, your meal will be healthy and taste good.”

When working with our clients over the years we have done everything from recipe packs to full macros. And when followed they absolutely work. But like any good tool, they only work when you use them consistently and properly.  

So if knowing what's for dinner feels like a chore or you feel like you just spend too much time making over-complicated recipes....

Then instead consider using this simple formula.

Delicious protein + delicious vegetable + healthy fat + (sometimes) a whole grain.

And then adding a seasoning or sauce that tastes great! Or you can even throw them together in a pot with some broth and make a soup.

Now, on any given day you will find in my fridge:

  • Protein choices: pre-prepped chicken, ground turkey, salmon, tofu, etc. 
  • Veggies: sautéed carrots, roasted cauliflower, sweet potatoes, etc.
  • Grains: Jasmine rice, quinoa, oat meal, buckwheat, etc.

When it’s time to put together a meal for lunch or dinner, all I have to do is grab my ingredients and put it together.

I get it, it's not super fancy.  What it is is quick, healthy, delish and guilt free. And it also keeps me on track with my goals and energized to take on my day.  

This simple approach to meal prep and planning that I teach my clients at my studio.

Oh yeah, if you want to kick up a little flavor then add in a tasty sauce.  But not one of those off the shelf ones filled with 20+ ingredients.  Grab a copy of my New Tasty Sauces, Marinades & Salad Dressings Recipe Guide, it definitely turns up the flavor!

 

 

Like I always say, it’s the small, simple steps that add up to BIG RESULTS!

What are YOU having for dinner tonight? 

Yours in Health & Wellness

~ Coach Leon

Be Fit South Shore

PS: If you’re ready to create a real change in your life, let’s set up a no-sweat strategy session. We can help you create a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals!   Simply message me at m.me/leonbeeloo or got to my scheduler page here and we will schedule a time.

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