How to Meal Prep Like a Personal Trainer

One of the main recommendations that any holistic PT will give when asked what’s the best way to ensure their clients will achieve their goals is MEAL PREPPING.

However, if you’re like most of the population, you don’t have all the time in the world, you’ve got a budget, and you don’t want to have to sacrifice all of your fave foods in an attempt to start developing healthier habits.

If this sounds like you, I’ve got you.

Here are some tips for prepping nutrient-rich meals that align with your health & fitness goals - without having to sacrifice too much of your time, or breaking the bank:

Be Prepared: Forget arriving at the grocery store & grabbing whatever you think you’ll eat that week! Always come with a list. You’ll not only have a clear plan to help prevent you from being tempted to buy other things that aren’t on your list, but it will also save you lots of time, frustration (& money!) too.

Prep Ingredients, Not Meals: Instead of worrying what meals you want to make, prep your favourite ingredients & create customizable macro bowls using the ingredients you've prepped that week. This allows more variety throughout the week, and saves a LOT of time & headache when meal prepping.

Chop & Store Your Raw Veggies: Most people think that by buying raw veggies, it’ll magically get used throughout the week. But then Monday comes, you realize your schedule is slammed & you can’t find enough time to wash, cut and prep the veggies to take with you. Set aside some time to wash, chop and store the raw veggies you buy. That way, you can just grab them & go!

It's ALL About Multi-Tasking: The best way to minimize your prep time is by MULTI TASKING. Chop those raw veggies when you’re waiting for things to cook, roast all of your veggies in one pan instead of separating them, and wash/clean your pots and pans as you go.

By implementing all of these strategies, you’ll discover that meal prepping isn’t as big of a beast as it seems, and if done properly, you’ll likely be able to get everything done within 1-3 hours. (Which isn’t much time at all to make your lunches & snacks for the entire week!)

PS - If you’d like to download a FREE printable Weekly Grocery List that will help you stick to your nutrition goals while still being able to enjoy the foods you love most, you can do so HERE!

Happy prepping!

With love and wellness,

Larissa Nicole

@larissanicolefitness