SIMPLE TIPS FOR
What if you had dinner ready to be cooked every night and could spend much less time in your kitchen? No, I’m not providing you with a personal chef but I will give you tips to take your dinner stress away! I am going to share with you the benefits to meal prepping.
Less Wasted Food and More Money Saved
Many of us go to the grocery store and try to plan our meals for the week as we walk down the isles. This leads us to buying items that never get consumed and eventually ends up in the trash. Not only will you waste less food but you will save money by having your meals and groceries planned out ahead of time.
The dreaded “what’s for dinner” question
Maybe you had the intentions of making a meal but you forgot to take the meat out of the freezer or you ended up getting home late from work. Sound familiar? Now you’re left with the choice of eating breakfast for dinner or getting take out. If you had your meals prepped for the week you wouldn’t have to do the “five o’clock shuffle” only to end up ordering take out. The average American family eats out 4-5 times per week. Not only is that a lot of extra money spent you also are consuming a lot of processed, unhealthy meals each week.
When you can plan healthy meals ahead of time you will be far less tempted to run through a drive-thru or hit up a vending machine at work. You will save calories if you meal prep healthy meals. One thing that is so great about meal prepping is that it creates portion control because you pre package your meal in meal prep containers for the week so you will be less likely to over indulge or keep eating when you are full. You also know what is in your food because you picked out each ingredient. This will leave you feeling confident about what you are putting in your body.
Save you time
When meal prepping you can organize an entire weeks of meals in just a couple hours saving you more time up front. It also saves you clean up time! If you only cook once or twice a week in larger portions, you are only cleaning up your kitchen once or twice a week!