"If you fail to plan, plan to fail."
So, I'm planning.
I've mentioned briefly that I'm plugging away at Weight Watchers. My hubby has gained a few pounds that he'd like to get rid of and though he's not doing any sort of weight loss program, I am doing my best to set up a healthy environment for us. He just finished trade school where he was living out of town and he told me to tell you that all he could afford was MGD and chicken wings. Sheesh. :)
So to help us manage this weight loss thing better, I'm setting up our environment. Here's what I'm doing.
1. Kicking The Junk To The Curb
2. Preparing For A Chocolate Fix
Black Bean Brownies. Sounds gross, right? But apparently they are amazing! I have the beans and the brownie mix - so when I hit a chocolate fix, I'll definatly be making them. I also have the ingredients for this Hungry Girl Yum Yum Brownie recipe using just a box of devil's food cake mix and solid pack pumpkin.
3. Preppin' My F & V
I wash my grapes and then spin them dry in my salad spinner.
Important to get them really dry so they don't spoil too quickly.
I prep my veggies and some fruit ahead of time. I set some time aside shortly after I go grocery shopping and wash and chop my produce.
Lettuce - washed and cut in a bag (add a wet paper towel to help keep lettuce fresh),
Grapes, Cucumbers, Green Onions
I usually grab what is convenient and already made. Now I have no excuses when it comes to making healthy lunches. Everything is all ready for me! I can't even tell you how many wonderful salads and meals I've made with these already prepped ingredients.
4. Preparing Some Protein
So there you go! A little prep ahead saves a world of time in the long run. I think our waistlines are thanking us.
Do you have any planning tips to pass along? I'd love to hear them!
I'm hooking up with Keelie and her Food Faves and Finds party!