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Life is hard enough as it is without having to plan out your weekly meals. Making a routine and sticking with it isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are tons of ways to make life (and our weekly routine) easier. Meal prep is one way to make life easier and simpler when it comes to completing this task weekly. It may be one more things to add to your routine, but in all honesty… It will save you not only time, but money as well.
When I say this is a time saver, I mean, TIME SAVER. Not only will this save you time, but this will also save you money as well. If you think about it, the average American spends $232 eating out, where as meal prepping is an average of $125 to $200 per month. So not only do you save money, but the time that you will save during the week? AMAZING! Think about it, one hour per night making food– That’s around five hours (Monday through Friday) that you spend cooking for the week and that doesn’t even include cleaning up.
Fast food is a body killer. Physically, inside and outside. When strapped on time, more than likely you’ll choose the quick option which will more than likely be fast food. The best pro to meal prepping? You’ve made your own fast food. Don’t undo the work you’ve done at the gym with fast food.
The convenience of food and meal prepping… You literally don’t have to do anything. I repeat, YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING IN THE MORNING TO GET YOUR FOOD READY. There are no container to deal with, no spoons to get dirty, and no time to waste. You can just pull your meal out of the fridge or freezer and go.
Any meal planning that you do will take time and effort. Each week will take time to plan out your meals. Meal planning doesn’t mean that you make one things and then eat that all week long. That would be boring. Having to plan out the meals that you want to prepare for the week can be gruesome.
The execution of how you cook the meals may take time to think about and plan. Planning the meals that you want to have may seem like an easy gig, but if you think about it, there are five days in a week that you’ve got to account for in the normal work week. If you work weekends too, then you’ve got seven days that you’ve got to prep for.
You have to decide the method of which you want to cook your meals. Do you want bake everything and then pack and clean up? Do you wish to grill? Sauté? Choose the method that works best for you.
If you meal prep, your choices are limited. There is nothing stating that if you prep your food you have to eat it, but that would be wasting food. Your choices will be limited as you can only choose from what you decided to make.
Make sure that you have plenty of Tupperware or storage containers containers to store your food in for consumption as you want to be able to place your prepped meals in proper containers to simply be able pull them from the fridge or freezer when you’re ready to consume them.
Buy in bulk. Buying bulk will save you money, but if you buy in bulk you can portion your food out to the sizes that you want. Portioning your sizes also allows you to have optimal and healthy meals.
Utilize a calendar to plan out your meals. Utilizing a calendar leaves for an at a glance menu that all you have to do is get the ingredients and prepare the food. If you plan ahead of time, you can have a day to buy all the food and make it.
Making a routine and keeping the routine can be hard. But let us say that we will buy the food on weekly grocery venture, this will save us so much time and energy when it comes to making return trips to the store. Utilize your time wisely. Meal prep takes anywhere from 2 to 3 hours for making, packaging, and cleaning.
Meal prepping for breakfast can save time in the mornings.
Take a light lunch, but make it meaningful!
Dinner is probably the most fun meal to cook. There are tons of options!
Sweet treats to curb your appetite when your sweet tooth rings in.
No cook snacks that will get you through the week.
Meal prepping is not only efficient, but also useful and resourceful. The resourcefulness of meal prepping saves time and gives you the ability to just pull your lunch (or dinner) from fridge or freezer to make your daily routine more accessible and easy. Don’t stress over the small things, plan them out and give yourself the best lunch ever.Find Mobility Guardian on Google+