Weekly Wisdom

Topic 16:

MEAL PLANNING

The key to long term success on ShiftSetGo is meal planning and prepping. After a while, eating the same things every day because it’s quick, easy, and works for you can get well… boring! To avoid getting burned out on the program, try creating a menu.

The cookbooks in the clinics have many great options for new recipe ideas. Pick a day that works best for you, maybe Sunday, and write out what you will be having for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and your vegetables for the entire week.

Do all of your grocery shopping and cook all meals possible on this day. For the meals you can’t cook on this day, cut and prep as many of the ingredients as possible so that food selection is no longer stressful, last minute, or boring.

Pro tip: if baking a bulk amount of the same protein source, use aluminum foil dividers in your baking dish so that you can use entirely different seasonings and cook them at the same time. Nobody wants to eat the same flavor every day!

Did you know?

Eating hot foods makes a person eat more slowly, which is better for digestion, satiety, and relaxation.

Recipe of the Week!

Janeva’s Apple Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:
8-10 oz cold water
1 ShiftSetGo Vanilla Pudding/Shake Mix (dry)
2 Tbsp Walden Farms Apple Butter Spread
Apple pie spice
Vanilla extract
Ice

Directions:
Place all ingredients except ice in blender and blend. Add ice until you have desired consistency.