It’s easy to let the healthy eating slide when the Summer months come into play, however it’s surprisingly easy to stay healthy with just a few simple pre-planning tips. We use time as an excuse but when you consciously set aside a little time to mass prepare for the week ahead, you’ll be surprised by how much time you actually save, and you’ll be able to enjoy the sun without compromising on what you put into your body. From food to Tupperware, and shopping to chopping, here are my top tips for prepping your kitchen for the summer months.
Invest in Tupperwares
Tupperwares are the backbone to healthy eating in the summer months. Without them, eating on the go can become messy, a hassle and not particularly appealing, to name a few of the excuses I’ve heard. Investing in a good set of Tupperwares is a brilliant way of allowing you to prepare meals that can be stored in the freezer for as long as you like. Alternatively, they’re a great way to prepare things like carrot sticks and hummus as well as large salads, or even some raw treats you’ve prepared previously to take into school or work as a snack.
Fruit at it’s ripest can be extremely expensive when it’s pre-pared in supermarkets. Planning ahead can be a much cheaper option as buying whole fruit and chopping it up yourself really isn’t that much hassle is it?! Try to head to supermarkets or market stalls selling fruit and veggies at the end of the day, as their ripest fruit will inevitably have to be sold or thrown away, so you will be able to buy the most delicious produce at a fraction of the price and it will be ready to eat straight away – score!!
Dust off that smoothie maker
Having equipment like a smoothie maker (or blender) at the back of the cupboard isn’t doing anyone any good – especially those wanting to create delicious and healthy drinks for the summer months. However, if you make the blender an integral part of your summer drinking routine, it can cut down so much time when you are wanting to get some of the good stuff into your system. Buying frozen berries and lots of bananas as well as throwing in some spinach or kale (for example) and superfoods like cacao or spirulina by Bioglan can create something extremely healthful, delicious, quick to make and filled with lots of energising goodness to keep you going all morning. They can be so affordable and really do allow you to get in a lot of goodness without having to invest in expensive equipment or ingredients.
Plan meals ahead
If you know you will be in for four nights in a particular week, perhaps prepare something the Sunday before, making life that little bit easier for you and taking away the potential of making an unhealthy decision. Ensure you have all the ingredients ready to prepare something which you know you will want to eat in the summer months, and inevitably allow yourself a stress free week of healthy summer meals – it saves so much time and allows you to enjoy the meals you love without stressing about making them each night.
Cool blocks and picnic bags
Tis the season for picnics, and without cool blocks and picnic bags, we end up with a soggy or warm concoction of food which somehow doesn’t look all that appealing anymore. It sounds obvious, but ensuring you have the necessities to keep your food and drink the way you created them will ensure you don’t ditch them and impulsively pick up something naughty!
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