We’re so excited it’s time for our September Juice Ritual! This month our guest expert, Amanda Nighbert we’ll be doing a deep dive into all things meal planning, bringing us her best tips and tricks for healthy eating for the whole family.
“I am a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition, a fitness enthusiast, and a working mom of two. I am passionate about motivating, supporting and educating people to meet their wellness goals. I have worked in the field of weight loss for the past 16 years helping thousands of patients reach their wellness goals. My goal is to bring the latest, cutting-edge strategies and techniques to my clients in the most concise and educational manner.”
Amanda knows success does not have to be about perfection, but rather consistency. We give Amanda a thumbs up because she believes in implementing strategies that work in the real world, with real people, who lead real, hectic and often crazy lives. In other words, YOU.
As you can see, Amanda is not only talking the talk, she is walking the walk! During the month of September, Amanda will be sharing the BEST advice she can give to help plan and provide healthy meals the whole family will eat and LOVE!
Want to a sneak peek into what Amanda will be sharing next month? Here are her 3 steps to ATTACK your meal planning and prep!
First, Make a Plan!
Every Sunday she thinks of at least one lunch option she will take to work for the whole week and then she plans about 3-4 dinner options. She consults the family schedule and considers the fact her family will do some eating out and will eat some leftovers. She always plans for 2-3 meals and one crockpot meal; her goal is to prep as much as possible on Sunday to save valuable time during the week
Second, Make a List!
Once you have your menu set, take a look at what you currently have on hand and what you will need to buy for all 5 meals (1 lunch and 3-4 dinners). Only buying what you need for that week will reduce food cost and food waste. SO, stick to your list!
Third, Prep and Package Foods!
Amanda encourages choosing one day each week to spend 1-2 hours in the kitchen prepping your meals. Wash and cut vegetables for easy access during the week to use as snacks or make salads. Roast 1-2 pans of veggies to quickly reheat during the week. Go ahead and marinate your meats to cook later in the week or cook any meats that can be quickly reheated. Pre-package any snack foods such as nuts or fruit that can be used for a quick grab and go item during the week.
As you can see Amanda has got it going on with being organized and well-prepared! BUT, she also focuses on nutrition which is why we LOVE her!
This is just a glimpse into Amanda’s expertise. She will be sharing with us through live podcasts and posts throughout the month and I encourage you to check out her website, blog and signature program, Lean! www.amandanighbert.com