Mo’s 3 P’s For Healthier & Easier Meal Prep

Dear Mo Q&A

Happy 02-2022! How has your year been so far? Mine started with two big breaks but not the kind I wished for, a broken foot and a broken wrist, thus I am voice dictating this newsletter. Lesson: Be very specific when asking for a wish. When I asked for “a break” I pictured a tropical spa vacation. Someone with a sick sense of humor was, indeed listening. Next time, I’ll shout it out loud and clear! Laugh-crying aside, I am blessed and humbled by the abundance of love & support my friends & family have showered me with (literally & figuratively) shopping, cooking, cleaning, care packages, driving me to appointments, the list is endless and I am eternally grateful.

My ongoing “Dear Mo” column where yours truly, Maura Knowles, aka, Mo, the Morselist, Certified Integrative Health Coach, Recipe Developer, EduTainer, founder of Mac-n-Mo’s, a health & wellness company created in honor of my dear late dad, Mac, a diabetic/heart patient, answers your questions.

Broken bones will NOT break my spirit!

Send your questions to [email protected]. Check in with “Dear Mo” every month for answers to your questions.

Special thanks to a curious Morselite for this month’s Dear Mo column.

Q. Dear Mo, What are some easy tips for healthier meal prep?

A. Try my tried & true 3 P’s approach.

🎶Plan. Prep. Play”🎶

One of my clients recently shared that she fell off the wagon on a downward spiral sugar binge because she failed to plan her lunch one day. Instead of

This is exactly why I created my Morselicious Pie approach which looks at our entire life picture.

Using this approach, I will help you integrate the essential “ingredients” for your most optimal, sustainable, healthy lifestyle. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to diet or lifestyle. EveryBODY is unique with various lifestyles, tastes, bio-individual needs, and passions.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Plan. Make a perpetual grocery list and keep it on your phone or in a notebook that you always have with you.See below for my printable meal planning & grocery list. Confession: I am guilty of buying C.R.A.P. if I go grocery shopping when I’m hungry and I know I’m not alone. 🙂
  2. Prep. First, toss your trigger foods or food-like products which may be hidden in your fridge, freezer, pantry, & secret hiding place. Most of us have one or two or three…then, arrange the veggies, proteins you want to cook on a baking sheet(s), pan(s). Clean, chop, and cook. Take photos if you want to share your progress.
  3. Play. Play with your food and play while you’re making it. Be creative and experiment with herbs, spices, & other ingredients. Make cooking fun! Listen to music, your favorite podcast, catch up with your loved ones on speaker phone or Face time, if you won’t get distracted.

    Check out my Instagram Live video with Vitacost for an interview and more extensive tips on the 3 P’s.

Do you have any other tips that work for you? Please share your and send your questions for Mo at [email protected]. Book your free 20-minute Health Coaching consultation.

Once we take the steps to start nourishing ourselves, our overall health and wellbeing will flourish. (If only I could make that a perfect rhyme). 🙂

Here’s a step I won’t be taking any time soon. 🤪


Gift Ideas:

My Morselicious Pumpkin e-cookbook is a perfect gift for you and your loved ones including Valentine’s Day, and guaranteed to satisfy your tasty sugar-weaning cravings for your sweeties. 😋And check out these Printables:

Please share with someone who may be interested in working with me.Note, I work with all size groups if you want to find a buddy or two. 🎁My workshops are also ideal for small groups, parties, companies…Give the gift of self care with:

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Do you have a favorite tradition or treat? I’d love to hear yours on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram!

Xo, Mo ☘️

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