Have you ever contemplated meal planning and prep?
Don’t think that it applies to you? Wondering why you should bother? What’s in it for you?
Meal prep is often regarded as something you do when you need to eliminate weight, or save time. However there are reasons why everyone should do this more often. Here are some extra tips on why everyone should consider doing it, at least some of the time:
You Save Money
Among the top reasons to begin meal prepping is that you will save money. That’s because you’re ready to buy more foods in bulk. Consider how much you would save by purchasing your meat and veggies in bulk, instead of simply buying small portions that you need for one or two meals. You can then prep your foods, and gain all of the other benefits also. Plus you save money by not making as many distinct meals, and by preventing eating out.
It Allows You More Time During the Week
If you’re somebody who often skips making home cooked meals during the week as you don’t have a lot of time due to work and other duties, meal prepping will be perfect for you. Choose an evening or weekend day when you have some extra time, and cook or cook most of the meals for the week. This way, all that has to be done would be to place your meals together and some small 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 are going to be making multiple healthy meals at the same time, often using frozen or fresh produce, lean protein, and other organic ingredients. Additionally, it helps you to learn portion control. Use meal prep containers that include compartments that separate different components of the meals into proper portion sizes.
Preparing your meals ahead of time isn’t difficult to do. There may be weeks when you want 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 components, so no longer realizing as you are cooking you don’t have everything you require.
And, as you can see, you’ll benefit in a number of other ways.