5 Foods to Add to Your Meal Prep List for 2017

2017 is here—and like most of us, we’ve established our new year’s resolutions. If your goal is to try meal prepping, live a healthier lifestyle or be more mindful when choosing food, then you’re in the right place. We’ve got nutrition tips from 5 FAST facility managers on what to stock up on next time you hit the grocery store.

Brandon Wood, facility manager at FAST Litchfield Park

Spinach can help improve the body’s ability to control blood glucose in diabetic individuals, aid with lowering blood pressure, as well as improving bone health. Not a big fan of spinach? Try it in your protein shakes as a low calorie ingredient—you won’t even taste it.

Shane Anderson, facility manager at FAST North Central Phoenix
Carrots and Hummus

When you get caught with no food and you’re on the verge of getting hangry, opt for carrots and hummus instead of salty sweet treats until you can buy time to make yourself a healthy meal. This duo is great to meal prep ahead and have stocked in your fridge for an easy-grab snack.

Jeff Bloom, FAST director

Mushrooms have a long list of health benefits including improved blood flow, kidney and respiratory support, and improved skin and hair. Try using mushrooms as a meal substitute. Finely chop them, season them and replace where you’d use ground beef. It’s great in tacos!

Jonathan Castillo, facility manager at Tempe
Greek Yogurt

Try using plain Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream. It’s rich in protein and has less fat. This healthy swap makes having tacos much more enjoyable without the added calories.

Nate Souza, facility manager at FAST North Central Phoenix
Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are a great snack choice for people on the go. They have around 6 grams of protein per egg, making it great post workout or midday snack. Not to mention, these are easy to meal prep and last all week.

Add these 5 healthy foods to your grocery list for a successful day of meal prepping! In need of some healthy recipe inspiration? Check out our Pinterest page full of ideas for breakfast, dinner and snacking in-between. Here’s to sticking with our 2017 resolutions!

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