Want to know How to Meal Prep and Count Macros? Welcome, everyone! Today I want to show you how to do a fast and easy meal prep. I will also tell you of the foods that I consume and how to keep track of all your nutrients using MyFitnessPal.
How to Meal Prep and Count Macros: Count Macros
To effectively learn How to Meal Prep and Count Macros, you need to know the target nutrients. So, my target nutrients are 190 grams of protein, about 575 grams of carbohydrates and about 60 grams of fat. Let’s begin then! We’ll use 2 cups of oats. Oats are gluten-free whole grains and a good source of iron and fiber. Then one cup of strawberries – rich in vitamin C and one banana. Bananas are rich in magnesium which helps in muscle relaxation and protein synthesis.
How to Meal Prep and Count Macros: Green Protein
Something else we shall use is clean green protein. We shall use my Vitamix and blend these together to make the first meal. The macronutrients from the smoothie are 42 grams of protein, 159 grams of carbs and 13 grams of fat. Other foods I will be using to finish this meal prep include tofu, black beans, precooked brown rice quinoa, and broccoli. All of these products have high protein content and are relatively affordable.
How to Meal Prep and Count Macros: Quinoa
Quinoa might take a longer time to cook, so a rice cooker comes in handy. All you have to do with the rice cooker is put your quinoa in, rinse it out, pour some purified water inside the quinoa and then start cooking.
After the quinoa is cooked, it is time to prepare the tofu. Since most of our foods are rich in protein, I decided to make use of half the tofu. The type of seasoning to use is mostly your choice. I recommend adding nutritional yeast for vitamin B.
Next, we rinse the black beans just a little bit, leaving some of the water. We shall pour everything into the pot and cook it on medium heat.
How to Meal Prep and Count Macros: Helpful Apps
How to Meal Prep and Count Macros needs the right apps to help keep track. That aside, I want to show you how to use the MyFitnessPal to track your measurements. The app comesin a paid and free version. If you have your macronutrients preset, you can go ahead with the free version. After using the app several times, it will save all the food that you use.
We might want to input one cup of strawberries after stating the number of scoops of clean green protein. If you notice that you miss a certain type of food, you can scan it using the barcode button on the app. Simply, scan the barcode on the bottom of the oat pack to have it appear on the app.
The app is easy to use and tells you of the nutrients found in any products. And that is how to meal prep and count macros.
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