You know meal prepping is a good idea, but how do you do it exactly? It involves choosing your meals beforehand, keeping them simple, and setting aside a day where you do most of the work like chopping, roasting, freezing, some cooking, and so on. You’ll also be multitasking and storing meal components in the right containers for the fridge and freezer.
Here are the five must-know tips: Before shopping and prepping, you’ll need to know what your meals that week will be. Depending on what your goals are, you can pick as many meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as you want. If you have specific calorie goals in mind for each day, you will need to know all your snacks, too, if you want to be precise. How many days should you have meal plans for? Some people start out with just 3 days, but 5 days ahead will get the work week planned. Unless you’re freezing your food, 3-5 days is usually the maximum for most meal prep like cooked meat, roasted veggies, etc.
The best meals are simple meals especially when healthy eating is the goal. Simple meals also require simple prep, which makes your life much easier. This way, you don’t have to stress about complicated cooking processes, getting a bunch of different ingredients at the store, or feeling overwhelmed about counting up calories and macronutrients. When you think simple, you can make a few different meals from staples like eggs, chicken, and vegetables.
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Rather than prep throughout the week, it’s much more efficient to pick one day and prep most of your meals then. A lot of people choose Sunday, but whatever day you can free up works. If you’re concerned about the amount of work and time prep takes, you can save some of the prep for the middle of the week on an evening when you have time.Happy cooking!