“I don’t know WHAT to buy when I go grocery shopping!”
“I always RUN OUT of food before I can get to the store again!”
“I don’t know how to COOK!”
“Planning, shopping, and cooking is too COMPLICATED!”
“I don’t even know WHERE to shop at!”
“I just don’t have TIME!”
Some of the many excuses I’ve heard one too many times. I wanted to share how easy and simple it can all be. I made a trip to Trader Joes (find one near you) this past weekend and put together a sample meal plan that requires, wait for it… minimal to NO COOKING!!! Yes, I’m dead serious. Down below you’ll find the meal plan plus a grocery shopping list for a week.
Step 1) Schedule your grocery shopping day and time ahead. I literally make clients open up their schedules and add it in. This works wonders.
Step 2) Buy the things on your list. Nothing more, nothing less. This should take you no more than 20 minutes.
Step 3) Eat according to your meal plan.
Step 4) Fight the urge to walk around naked because you look so damn good!!!
Disclaimer: I am not including serving sizes, because it’s going to vary drastically from person to person. There was such a huge variety of food at TJs, that I couldn’t even come close to including everything that I found. I’m not advocating to eat processed or frozen food, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!
Meal 1: Whole Eggs + Egg Whites + Oatmeal
Wow, already made and peeled whole eggs! For the egg whites, just throw away the yolk and eat the whites.
Sorry guys, some assembly required for this. Must add hot water to oats. Life is hard, deal with it.
Prep time: 2-4 minutes
Meal 2: Cottage Cheese
Such a great snack while at work. It’s easy, filling, and packed with protein.
Prep time: 30 seconds.
Meal 3: Chicken Breast + Avocado + Brown Rice Tortilla
Prep Time: 2-4 minutes
Meal 4: Tuna + Lentils
These cans are so easy to transport! Plus you can stock up on them and not need to worry about them going bad. Make sure that you get the tuna in WATER.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Meal 5: Beef Sirloin + Roasted Potatoes + Green Veggies
This is a great dinner. Hopefully you’ll be having this at home so you can bake the potatoes and cook the greens, but you can easily cook and pack this meal ahead of time. It’s delicious!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Meal 6: Greek Yogurt + Berries + Almonds + Splenda
I love, love, LOVE this meal. It is such an amazing dessert. I’m not going to lie, I can put down a pint of ice cream in minutes (Häagen Dazs Caramel Cone if you must know!), but this little treat always kills my late night sweet tooth!
TIP: It’s easy to over eat nuts since they are so tasty. Get the almonds that are already portioned out into 1 serving.
TIP: Get the brand FAGE! It has way more protein than any other brand I found at Trader Joe’s. Yes, this matters. Also, get the pre-portioned out cups.
Prep time: 1 minute
I left out the berries last night. Check out the video!
Grocery Shopping List:
-Bag of Eggs
– Packets of Oatmeal
– Cottage Cheese
– Cooked and Sliced Chicken Breast
– Brown Rice Tortillas
– Cans of Tuna in Water
– Cooked Lentils
– Beef Sirloin
– Frozen Potatoes
– Frozen Greens (Kale, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, etc)
– Fage Greek Yogurt
– Frozen Berries
– Packets of Almonds
Now that you know WHAT to buy, WHERE to buy it, don’t have to COOK, know it’s SIMPLE, and have scheduled WHEN to buy groceries, what’s your excuse?
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