So you’re all ready and set to jump on the healthy eating bandwagon with some home cooked meals? Well, guess what? Meal prepping for a whole week is easier said than done. It does take some time and commitment, but luckily, we have a few tips for making meal prep take less time!
Tips for Making Meal Prep Take Less Time:
Stick to Your List
Make your list and stick to it. Utilize the food that you have as much as you can and avoid any impulse purchases. Not only is this good for your wallet, but you’ll also be less likely to indulge in foods that can literally waste all your attempts to eat healthily.
Keep it Simple
When you’re prepping for the entire week’s meals in one day, keeping things simple is the way to go. Nuts and chopped fresh fruits and berries can make for amazingly delicious and simple snacks, and pre-cut veggies can make your meal prep easier and faster for you.
Look for Shortcuts
When at the supermarket, look for cooked lentils, pre-cut fruits and vegetables (not the canned ones), chicken cuts and more. Anything that you know is going to slash the time you spend creating your meals from scratch, utilize it!
Find a meal prep and cooking partner. Form a healthy eating group and have each person prepare one meal for the entire group and then trade amongst each other. Or opt for a prep party and have all your friends join you in the prep to save time!
Grab Some Storage Containers
Get your hands on some clear storage containers for your everyday meal storage. This small investment can make a big difference, and you’ll notice just how much easier it becomes for you to not just store your meal prep but to find it fast when you need it!
Choose Wisely & Freeze It!
You may love some recipes so much that you’ll want to eat them as often as you can, and if that’s the case, prepare a large batch of it and freeze some for later. Look up some one-pot or skillet recipes online and try your hand at a few to see which ones you like the best.