Meal Prep! Meal Prep! Meal Prep!
Hi! My name is Vanessa and I was a Coffeeholic. I absolutely love Starbucks. I love coffee so much that I was consuming so much of it that it started to really affect my sleeping patterns. I would get 3-4 hours a day of sleep. I was definitely not eating enough. Since I was drinking so much coffee it would fill me up with sugar and caffeine. I was having Starbucks when I could be having a small nutritious snack or meal. This year I decided I’m going to get educated about how much food I should be consuming and start treating my body right.
I was working out 5-6 days a week but I couldn’t lose any weight. According to a study done in 2014, CrossFit workouts burned an average of 3 more calories per minute than an average full body gym workout. An extra 3 calories/minute doesn’t sound like a lot, but multiply that over minutes per day, days per week, and weeks per month. Which is pretty awesome.
I’m going to try to convince you that you should Meal Prep. No matter what your goals are majority of them will come from your diet. Make sure you really want this. If you do. You got this. Busy schedule aside, there are enormous perks to having your meals planned and prepped.
Here’s a couple of reasons why meal prepping will help you progress
- It’s easier not to overeat/under eat
- It will help you save some money
- It will help you save time
- It will help you build accountability
- You will feel so much better
Here is one of my favorite dishes. I can make this dish into a rice bowl or have tacos. Remember to be creative with your meal prepping!
Slow Cook Roast
2 lbs of Pork shoulder
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
½tsp of black pepper
1 white onion
3 garlic cloves minced
1 jalepeno diced
1 cup of broth
Juice of 2 limes
- Add all ofthe ingredients and mix well to combine, press the up button until the time hits 30 minutes. Once time is up, let the pressure release on its own for 20 minutes, then remove lid.
- When the instant pot is slow releasing, turn oven on to broiler.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the fall-apart meat and onions
- Use two fork to pull apart the meat slightly.
- Squeeze fresh lime juice on top and place under the broiler to cook for just a few minutes or until the pork begins to brown and crisp
- Use corn tortillas to make tacos with.
- Garnish with fresh lime wedges and Green Salsa