The truth about ready-to-eat meals
My ready-to-eat meal is not listed in the Countless library… Now what?
At Countless, we realize that not all foods are created equal, and we’ve designed a program that takes that into account. The foods listed in the Countless system library are meant to direct you towards more wholesome, less processed meals. These choices, as a result, help you in reaching your goals!
Most processed foods and ready-to-eat meals will be not be listed in the Countless library due to the increased amount of sodium, and often times added hydrogenated fats and preservatives. Instead, we encourage you to use Countless as a way to meal prep for your day or even your week ahead. How do you do that? Check out the example below!
Let’s say you want to want to use ~4 servings of protein for lunch, 1 veggie, and 2 carb. Rather than grabbing a frozen microwave meal, you can:
- Grill a few chicken breasts on Sunday to have for Monday –Friday for lunch. Omit salt in seasonings.
- Search for carbs in the Countless library. Some noteworthy options include fruit, whole grain pita or bread, yogurt, pretzels, etc.
See below for examples of some healthy meal options that fit this sample:
- Whole grain pita (1 carb, ½ protein)
1 cup watermelon (1 carb)
3 oz. diced chicken
Diced up veggies (spinach and grape tomatoes).
Total: 1 Veggie, 3.5 protein, 2 carb, 1 fat)
- Large salad with diced veggies (2 veggies)
Add diced chicken with garlic powder sprinkled on (2 protein)
Bolthouse Farms cilantro avocado dressing (1 fat)
Greek yogurt (1 carb, 1.5 protein) with ½ c fruit (1 carb)
Total: 2 Veggie, 3.5 protein, 2 carb, 1 fat)
This may take a little extra time, but once you get in the habit, it will become an easy part of your routine. So try and ditch those pre-made frozen meals this week and dive into some fresh foods!