There’s nothing more depressing than having to cook from scratch at the end of a long work day. So you might be tempted to sneak in unhealthy meals during the week. But preparing and planning your meals in advance not only promotes clean, healthy eating habits, but frees your time up and gives order to your life. It becomes a conscious lifestyle choice just like going to the gym, and drinking 8 glasses of water. Thanks to Groupon Coupons, you can cook with fresh, natural ingredients, all cheaply and personally selected. Cooking ahead takes up just one day of your week and all you need to worry about on other days are the dirty dishes
Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to prepare your meals for the week ahead, in the same way as a teacher might prepare the work schedule for each day of the week. You’ll have done your groceries the day before and the perfect way to do this is to use your Groupon Coupons at Peapod. It has the finest in natural and organic products and it allows home deliveries. Make sure you order what you need in the six major food groups – dairy; meat; snacks; cereals/grains; pasta and rice; and oil and seasonings. It helps to have a food calendar to enable you to decide what to eat each day and to have to hand, your healthiest and most delicious recipes which you can acquire before hand from Payless.
Portion control is an important aspect of eating right especially if you’re watching your weight or you’re diabetic. So get yourself a calorie chart. An average woman needs about 2000 calories per day to stay healthy. Make sure your calorie intake comprises mainly protein and fiber. You’d need lots of Tupperware of different sizes to help you control your portions. Measuring cups and spoons are useful too. These too you can get easily from Peapod or Payless using your coupons. And be sure to label everything carefully, using dry markers. Experts say cooked meat will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator, and pasta and rice about 3-5 days. Seafood does not keep very well and should be eaten in the first 2 days. Chopped onions, carrots peppers and green leafy veggies will last a week if packed in plastic containers or bags.
There are a lot of freezer meal recipes on Pinterest. These are make ahead meals prepped in Freezer zip bags, thawed overnight and tossed in either your slow cooker or oven dish. This is a great way to save money as well, buying in bulk and making several dishes that use similar ingredients.
So whether you're a career woman, or a stay-at-home mom, these dinner time savers are going to pay off. Whether it's in saving time, weight-loss, money, or stress, make ahead meals are a great idea.