This is The Meal Prep Manual, a platform dedicated to helping you achieve mastery in the world of meal prepping. My goal for this website is to provide highly palatable, nutritious meal prep recipes as well as valuable information in the fields of exercise and nutrition. I am a firm believer that the poor health climate in our world today is caused by a lack of education.
Who are you?
My name is Josh and I love food. I am a 25 year old from Kansas City, Missouri. I have a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and am a Certified Exercise Physiologist. I have also published research in the fields of Exercise Physiology and Neurophysiology.
I discovered meal prep while in college. I wanted to be able to maintain a healthy diet while balancing a full class load, training, and a social life. I would make a handful of meals at once to save time and ensure I had healthy food that was readily available. I quickly became intrigued on how I could create more flavorful and nutritious meals that kept well in the refrigerator. After I accrued a handful of recipes, I figured it was time to share.
What is your philosophy on food?
I believe that food is truly one of life's greatest pleasures. You'd be hard pressed to find any person who doesn't enjoy a good meal. Eating healthy shouldn't be a chore. With a little time and practice, anyone can learn how to create highly palatable, nutritious meals.
I don't follow any diet in particular but I naturally lean toward a Paleo style methodology. As a general rule, I base my meals around meats and vegetables. I try to limit grains and refined sugar as I have found that I feel better when they are restricted. You'll find many of my recipes follow this style with the exception of the occasional serving of rice. I believe author Michal Pollan puts it best. His philosophy is,
"Eat [real] food, mostly plants, not too much."
Almost every person would benefit from increasing their vegetable consumption. I think it should be a goal of everyone to get at least one serving of vegetables with every meal.