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Meal Prep Made Easy: A Real-Time Experiment

If you’re like a lot of the women we know, you’ve had a day when you realized that YOU are responsible for deciding what you’re going to have for dinner EVERY DAY.... for the REST OF YOUR LIFE.... and that felt overwhelming. Factor in nutritional needs, other people, allergies... and it’s no wonder restaurants in the United States ALONE are expected to bring in nearly a TRILLION DOLLARS in 2023. That’s a one with TWELVE zeroes.

We know that changing eating habits is daunting for a lot of people. New tastes are coming in, and old ones are going away, but there’s also the thought of getting from an empty fridge to a healthy dinner table. We often hear it:

How do I even START to prepare for the recipes and changes in the 7-day Kick Start? The answer: Meal Prep.

“How long will that take?” you ask, thinking of the 7,351 things already filling up your week.

The answer: A lot less time than you think.

Bonni has created a video that shows exactly how long it can take to go from groceries all over the counter to food ready to cook and eat every day for a week. Take a few minutes to sit and watch REAL TIME... prep for a week of meals that taste great, fuel your body and help heal your mind, body, and spirit.

Our meal plans... and the KickStart.. are aimed at helping you manage your gut health, heal dysfunctions and imbalances, and start to live the reality of a happy tummy and happy life. These meals work on so many levels. So, whether you deal with chronic stress, autoimmune issues, or other challenges, we have a way to help.

Here are just a few tidbits for prepping that make life easier in our crazy homes:

  • Buy produce that has already been cut up. Remember, your TIME is worth money.

  • Use frozen foods. Frozen vegetables retain more vitamins than even some fresh ones, especially those out of season.

  • If you’re going to the trouble of cooking dinner, make extra. Leftovers often taste better than the first round, even if that’s because less stress is involved.

  • Use the tools inside your kitchen and prep in batches. Use the Instant Pot, Crockpot, and oven sheet pan for making delicious components like meats and sauces... even roasting large batches of vegetables!

  • Remember, you don’t have to do EVERYTHING from scratch!

  • Use all the racks in your oven and cook multiple dishes at once --- TIP: Using foil to make pan sections lets you roast without flavors blurring.

  • Prep the most time-consuming meals together, so all you have to do is reheat them throughout the week.

  • Make parts of the recipe like sauces, or marinate poultry, seafood, or meats before freezing, so all you have to do is defrost and cook.

Meal prep is a skill and an art. Try a few different time-savers each week, and figure out the system that works best for you and your family. Once you get the hang of it, an hour or two once a week can get you ready for a whole week's worth of meals that are as good for your belly as they are pleasing to your taste buds.



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