Have you ever contemplated meal planning and prep?
Don’t think it applies to you? Wondering why you should bother?
Meal prep is often regarded as something you do if you want to eliminate weight, or spend some time. But there are reasons why everybody should do this more often.
You Save Money
One of the top reasons to start meal prepping is you will save money. That’s because you are able to buy more foods in bulk. Consider how much you’d save by buying your meat and veggies in bulk, instead of just buying small portions that you need for a couple of meals. You may then prep your foods, 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 Throughout the Week
If you are somebody who often 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 perfect for you. Pick an evening or weekend day when you have some additional time, and cook or cook most of the meals for the week. That way, all that has to be done would be to place your meals together and a few minor heating up or cooking the rest of the days of the week.
Meal prepping ensures you will eat healthy meals since every single meal is very carefully planned out. You’ll be making multiple healthful meals at the same time, often using fresh or frozen produce, lean protein, and other organic ingredients. Additionally, it helps you to learn portion control. Use meal prep containers which include compartments that separate various parts of the meals into proper portion sizes.
Preparing your meals ahead of time isn’t tricky to do. There may be weeks when you need to include exceptional meals. Maybe you will want to go through cookbooks and/or look for recipes online. You’ll become super organized. You’ll have your list of ingredients, so no longer understanding as you’re cooking that you don’t have all you need.
And, as you can see, you will benefit in a number of other ways.