Have you ever contemplated meal prep and planning?
Don’t think it applies to you? Wondering why you should bother?
Meal prep is often considered something that you do if you need to eliminate weight, or save time. But there are reasons why everybody should do this more frequently.
You Save Money
Among the top reasons to begin meal prepping is that you will save money. That’s because you are able to buy more foods in bulk. Consider how much you would save by buying your vegetables and meat in bulk, instead of just buying small portions which you need for one or two meals. You can then prep your meals, and gain all the other benefits also. Plus you save money by not making as many different meals, and by avoiding eating out.
It Allows You More Time During the Week
If you’re somebody who regularly skips making home cooked meals during the week because you don’t have plenty of time because of work and other responsibilities, meal prepping will be ideal for you. That way, all that needs to be done would be to put your meals together and some minor heating up or cooking the remaining days of the week.
You Can Eat Healthier
Meal prepping ensures you will eat healthier meals since every single meal is very carefully planned out. You’ll be making multiple healthy meals at one time, often using fresh or frozen produce, lean protein, and other organic ingredients. It also helps you to learn portion control. Use meal prep containers that include compartments that separate different parts of the meals into proper portion sizes.
Preparing your meals ahead of time isn’t difficult to do. Begin by accepting the fact that it will take a bit of time, especially the first time you do it, if you’ve never tried it before. There may be weeks when you need to include exceptional meals. Maybe you’ll want to go through cookbooks and/or search for recipes online. That’s okay. You will become super organized. You will have your list of components, so no longer understanding as you are cooking you don’t have all you need.
And, as you can see, you’ll benefit in many other ways.