GETFOXFIT | IFBB Bikini Fitness Athlete & Kidney Cancer Survivor Lisanne Keir

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Friday Five: Top 5 Meal Prep Resources

Top 5 Meal Prep Resources (www.getfoxfit.com)

Let’s talk meal prep.

When I started my contest prep I got caught out quite a few times when I was away from home, with regards to food.

We all know those times when you start to get hungry and then search for the nearest place to pick something up.  In my case this would often lead to making questionable decisions.  The solution?  Meal prep and bring your food with you, especially if you are leaving the house for any length of time – like going to work, traveling, having an afternoon out with friends etc.

It isn’t rocket science.  Like my friend Barbell Strength, a Personal Trainer, Powerlifter and Krav Maga Practitioner, wrote on his Facebook page

“I suggest everyone to try this out. Prepare a few meals in advance and enjoy the luxury of just coming home, plopping your meal on a plate, nuke it for a minute and enjoy your ready made home cooked meal! It takes a bit more time to make but the pro’s outweigh the con’s tenfold.

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to prep meals. I think it will benefit pretty much everyone. Late from work and need to eat? Instead of spending loads of money on junk food and/or microwave meals or even reluctantly making your food for the evening. Prepare a few in advance and enjoy. I measure out my food to make sure I get enough calories in (if you are dieting you might want to do the same to make sure you don’t go over) but for the average Joe just make your food and equally divide them into containers. You might only make two or three meals but hey, that’s two to three days you have to cook less!”

So, how do we meal prep exactly?  The good news is that it’s not it rocket science, it just takes a little planning and a few big pans….

First thing I did was invest in Sistema containers – not only are they BPA free, but come in an awesome array of colours, shapes and sizes to fit all your food, meal and snack needs.

So, let me hand over to the experts and provide you with 5 awesome meal prep resources and links to check out.

Tons of information, tips, tricks and inspiration right here…

1. Meal Prep for Beginners

2. Top 10 Foods for Meal Prep

3. Expert Tips for Easy, Healthy and Affordable Meals All Week Long

4. Meal Prepping Tips

5. Meal Prep Inspiration

Fail to plan, plan to fail!

Photo credits: Barbell Strength

Top 5 Meal Prep Resources (www.getfoxfit.com)

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Clean and Easy Snack: Apple, Carrot & Celery Juice

Apple, Carrot & Celery Juice (getfoxfit)

In need of a healthy and clean snack?  May I suggest one of my favorite juices!

It is so super easy to do and can be enjoying within just a few minutes… nourishing your body with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants.

Ingredients: 

1 x apple

1 x carrot

2 x celery sticks

1/3 glass filtered water

Method:

Wash, peel, chop up and blend.

Looking for more clean eating recipes and ideas?  

For lunches and dinners – click here

For snacks – click here

For lunchbox ideas for yourself and the kids – click here

For yummy desserts – click here

For those  interested in the difference between juicing and blending (like I was), check this out…

Juicing vs Blending


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Clean and Healthy Recipe: Ginger and Lemon Soba Noodles

Clean and Healthy Recipe: Ginger and Lemon Soba Noodles (getfoxfit)

Total time: 15 mins (5 mins prep) and 10 mins cooking

If you are looking for an easy, clean, healthy and very yummy lunch or dinner idea, then look no further.

This dish is up there on my Top Meals list.  Extremely flavorsome, quick and easy to do.

I amazingly had left overs of this so chucked it in the fridge and ate them the next day cold – let me tell you, they were just as good, if not better!

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 cloves garlic (either chop or put them through a garlic press)
5 inch bit of ginger (finely chop)
Box of tofu (if it’s in one whole piece cut into blocks) – if you prefer you can use prawns or white fish (cod, haddock, tilapia) or, if you are a meat eater, chicken or beef
1 pak choi (roughly chop)
1 cayenne pepper (discard the seeds and finely chop)
Handful of bean sprouts
200g soba (buckwheat) noodles
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

Method:
1. Bring water to a boil and put the soba noodles in for 8 mins.
2. In the mean time put all your ingredients (apart from the leafy parts of the pak choi) into a wok and stir fry on a low to medium heat for 8 mins.
3. Drain the soba noodles, add them and the leafy parts of the pak choi to the wok.  Turn heat up to full and stir fry for 1 min.