How to food prep like a FibreFit expert

Posted by on 6th March 2020

Well, maybe not quite an expert, but I do try my best!

Before we started our FibreFit campaign at Ryvita, I was personally getting about the average amount of fibre per day (18/19g) but definitely not the recommended 30g. Fibre just wasn’t something that was high on my priority list which was down to a lack of education – I knew I needed it and some of the foods that I should be eating but I definitely didn’t know how much I should be getting or more importantly, why I needed to eat enough fibre.

That soon changed and I really wanted to take the 30in30 challenge myself to see how I could benefit from it. The only problem was, I felt like I was too busy every night to cook myself the ‘right’ meals. This is where I took the ever-popular food prepping method and applied it to my FibreFit 30in30.

Food prepping can save so much time and it allows you to ensure you’re always eating food you want to be eating as it’s already prepared (or nearly there).

My favourite food prep tips for FibreFit are:


Buy yourself some food prep tubs that you love

I don’t know what it is about having matching Tupperware that fits in the right amount of food in, but it genuinely makes me squeal with glee inside every time I’m food prepping. It looks so uniform and professional that I can’t wait to tuck in!


Cook foods that you can use as a ‘base’ for meals and then add exciting foods

The key here is to make sure you don’t get bored of the things you’re prepping which can happen if you’re eating the same things each meal time. I love to cook a ‘base’ and then add lots of different foods each meal time. You can see more further down on this.


Buy a variety of high fibre foods to mix it up

Eating fibre doesn’t need to be expensive. A lot of people think fruit & veggies are expensive to buy but it’s worth looking at frozen or tinned foods as these are just as good. Lentils are a great high in fibre food that is cheap and can be bought in a tin and stored. Frozen veggies are just as tasty as fresh veggies and they won’t go off – winner!

Now, on to my favourite food prepped meals to help me get my fibre intake throughout the week…


Wholewheat pasta

Wholewheat pasta is great and can be used as a ‘base’ food as I mentioned above. I cook enough to make 2 or 3 meals and put it into my Tupperware as it is (without any sauces). What I then do is switch up how I’m eating it each time so I don’t get bored and always feel like I’m having a variety of tastes. My favourite additions to my paste are:

  • Green Pesto and black olives
  • Passata and roasted Mediterranean veg (I cook the veg in bulk and then store it for 2-3 days in the fridge to add to my different meals)
  • Sundried Tomato paste with some additional chopped sundried tomatoes


Grains such as quinoa, buckwheat, barley, wild rice, durum wheat

I love cooking up a mixture of different grains such as those above as they all have different textures. I find this provides a tasty and versatile ‘base’ for adding extra foods to. I cook these together in a pan and then split this out amongst my food prep tubs. I then add the following when I’m ready to eat each day:

  • Roasted butternut squash & sweet potato with feta cheese, sprinkled with seeds
  • Roasted Mediterranean veg and lentils
  • Shredded beetroot and chicken
  • Avocado, spinach & salmon
  • Tomato & mozzarella



Food prep


The possibilities are endless – I just put whatever I fancy that day in the tub and I’m ready to go!

 

Yessi – The Ryvita Team




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