Recipes and Meal-Planning
The meal-prep plans that are presented in the following chapters are intended to get you started with the meal-prep lifestyle and to assist you in starting to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. These meal-prep plans can be found in the following chapters:
You’ll see plans laid out for Monday through Friday, complete with breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. In addition, I provide you with snacks that you can consume in between meals. I would recommend that you consult with a registered dietitian if you have the opportunity to do so in order to gain a better understanding of the calorie requirements that you should strive to meet. There will be some individuals who require either more or less than what is presented in the book.
During weeks 1 and 2, the primary goal is to wean participants off of highly processed foods and introduce them to whole, anti-inflammatory foods that are simple to prepare and keep on hand. The third and fourth weeks will assist you in consuming more fruits and vegetables.
Recipes for weeks 5 and 6 are included, which highlight foods that are rich in antioxidants and other healthy nutrients, which can help to calm inflammation.
The meal planning for the first two weeks is kept extremely straightforward, with recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The following two weeks will provide options to rotate meal choices for dinner, and the following two weeks will provide even more variety in the meal options available.
These meal-prep plans are not cast in stone; rather, they are meant to merely serve as a framework within which flexibility can be exercised. With some experience under your belt, I have faith that you’ll be able to come up with your own plans for meal preparation.
Recipes, shopping lists, and instructions for preparing and cooking the meals are all included in each meal-prep plan that you purchase. You can reuse these plans multiple times if you want to keep things as straightforward as possible.
Part 3 provides you with even more recipes, allowing you to begin developing your own personalized meal preparation plans and discovering additional ways to cook anti-inflammatory meals.