As a dietitian, I am always encouraging my clients to meal prep, but many people have no idea what I mean. Here’s how and why YOU should meal prep!
Here’s the HOW:
1.) Pick a day and find time in your schedule. Do the cooking in advance, because no one wants to cook on busy nights or during the week. I personally like Sunday mornings, I turn on some music and get preppin’
2.) Look through the pantry and your refrigerator. See what foods you already have to work with. This will help you come up with meal ideas.
3.) Pick recipes and plan for leftovers. I personally cook 2-4 crockpot recipes a week and pack up the leftovers for lunches and busy nights. For breakfast I choose two different recipes and alternate throughout the week.
4.) Make a grocery list and get to the store. Be organized and do your research to make a complete list.
5.) Make your meals balanced including lean protein, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy fats etc.
P.S You will need Tupperware or these awesome meal trays.
Reasons to Just Do It:
- Reduces stress during the week
- Helps you avoid junk food and eating out
- Saves your budget and waistline
- Portion control
- It’s an investment in your health