We all know that meal prep can be a challenge, especially when you’re following a low FODMAP diet. But fear not, because we’re here to help! In this blog post, we’ll be giving you some simple, practical tips for planning and preparing low FODMAP meals like a pro.
1. Make a meal plan:
The first step in successful meal prep is to make a plan. Take some time each week to plan out your meals and snacks, and make a list of the ingredients you’ll need. This will save you time and stress during the week, and ensure that you have everything you need to prepare your meals. However, allow yourself some flexibility! Sometimes things don’t go to plan, and that’s okay. Don’t let that discourage you!
2. Prep ahead of time:
When you have a busy schedule, it can be tempting to skip meal prep altogether. But with a little planning and preparation, you can have healthy and delicious low FODMAP meals ready in no time. Take some time on the weekend to prep ingredients like vegetables, grains, and proteins, so that they’re ready to go when you need them during the week.
3. Invest in good containers:
One of the keys to successful meal prep is having the right containers to store your food in. Look for containers that are BPA-free, microwave-safe, and dishwasher-safe, and that come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different types of meals and snacks. We love stackable containers that slot easily into the fridge or freezer!
4. Keep it simple:
When it comes to meal prep, simplicity is key. Stick to basic recipes and ingredients that are easy to prepare, and that you know you enjoy eating. Don’t worry about getting fancy or trying to create elaborate meals – the goal is to have healthy, satisfying meals that are easy to prepare and enjoy.
5. Use your freezer:
The freezer is your friend when it comes to meal prep! Take opportunities to cook and freeze meals in advance, so that you have healthy options ready to go when you don’t have time to cook. You can also buy in bulk and freeze individual portions of ingredients like cooked rice, quinoa, or chicken, to make meal prep even easier.
6. Experiment with different recipes:
Meal prep doesn’t have to be boring! It can be a great way to get creative in the kitchen and try something new. Try new recipes and flavour combinations to make meal prep fun and keep things interesting. There are plenty of low FODMAP recipe resources out there to choose from, so don’t be afraid to try something new.
7. Don’t forget about snacks:
Healthy snacks are just as important as meals when it comes to sticking to a low FODMAP diet. Prep snacks like nuts, yoghurt, and low FODMAP fruits for easy, healthy snacks throughout the day.
There you have it! Our top tips for low FODMAP meal prep. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can make healthy, delicious meals and snacks that will keep you feeling great all week long. So, grab your shopping list and get prepping!