You may be wondering what the heck food fatigue even is…
Do ever get to a point when you just get tired of the food you eat?
Maybe you have been eating healthy for a couple of weeks, and then all of a sudden you just don’t want to eat that food any more. You know you SHOULD eat, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it.
Nothing sounds good any more.
That’s food fatigue.
Sometimes food fatigue happens when you have been eating not-so-good-for-you-stuff too. You just get sick of eating the same things over and over again.
Food fatigue has happened to me recently while doing a round of Whole30.
The first week was exciting and I enjoyed making all the eggs and chicken and sweet potatoes.
But now that I am starting week 3, I find myself not really wanting to eat because–well, because it’s getting boring.
So, what do you do when that happens? You change it up!
4 Tips To Fight Food Fatigue
1) Try some new recipes.
I love using Pinterest as a free resource to find new and interesting meals to make. To help you get started, we found these 3 recipes that sound tasty & interesting!
2) Grab the cookbooks
Pull out an underused cookbook and try some long-forgotten recipes. Or maybe even order yourself a new cookbook to explore.
Early in my healthy eating journey, I LOVED the Hungry Girl cookbooks, and this one published in 2019 looks super interesting: Hungry Girl Simply 6: All Natural Recipes With 6 Ingredients or Less.
And the Nom Nom Paleo Cookbooks are always a great choice: Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans & Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes
3) Try something you’ve never eaten before.
Eating the same ingredients over and over–like beef and/or chicken–can certainly lead to food fatigue. Increase your repertoire by trying salmon or cod. This Everything Bagel Salmon sounds delicious!
Or what about cooking eggplant? Perhaps your family might enjoy Eggplant Parmesan.
Even making just one new meal can help you make food fatigue a thing of the past.
4) Use Prepped Girl.
We have a new lunch menu each week and regularly introduce new meals to the menu.
Having delicious, healthy meals prepared for you can help alleviate some of your food fatigue, plus give you back the time you were spending in the kitchen.
There is no minimum order amount, so you can order as many meals that you need to shake up your current boring meal plan.
You can check out this week’s menu HERE and order yourself some fatigue busting meals to be delivered to your door Sunday morning.
Quarantine certainly made it hard for us to find a variety of foods to eat, especially for those of us who enjoy eating out regularly, but food fatigue can happen even when we have lots of options on our plates. Having some quick, simple tips to bust through food fatigue when it hits can save your healthy meal plan from derailing.
We would love to hear from you!!
If you find success using any of these tips, please leave us a comment!! Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you have a great tip for fighting food fatigue, tell us!! We love learning new ways to tackle our food issues.