Meal prep can save you time and money, not to mention keep you on your healthy eating plan. But what if you’ve never meal prepped before? Where do you start? And what if you’re just plain lazy? Here are some meal prep tips to help you out!
There are a ton of great, easy to prepare recipes on Google and Pinterest.
Make a grocery list.
See what ingredients you already have and make a list of the stuff you need to prepare the recipes you picked out. If you hate grocery shopping like I do be sure to pick recipes with just a few ingredients 😉
Gotta get containers!
You’ll need different sized containers for your pre-portioned food. Check out Walmart or Amazon for a set of meal prep containers.
Cook all your meat in one pan.
You can cook different meats in one pan to save time and effort. Season them the way you like them and then throw them in the oven.
Use a crock pot.
Crock pots are genius for meal prepping! Just throw in your ingredients in the morning and then your meal is ready for you when you get home. You can portion out the leftovers for lunches and dinners for the rest of the week.
A Little Prep Goes A Long Way
It might sound a bit daunting, but a bit of time spent on meal prepping is going to save you a ton of time later. Just think how great it will be to not have to figure out meals for an entire week. It also really helps to keep you on track with healthy eating. When you prepare the food you control exactly what goes in it so you can be sure you’re getting the healthiest meals possible to suit your goals.