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The Importance of Meal Prepping

October 18, 2019

The Importance of Meal Prepping

Written By Lindsey Johnson, Marketing Employee

Meal prepping saves time and money, and it also helps you to keep up with your fitness on a busy schedule. It may seem like a hassle, but in the long run it saves so much time— especially if you’re constantly on the go.

Here are some reasons why you should meal prep, as well as some meal prep ideas:

Meal prepping saves you money

You don’t need to worry about where you’re going to go on your lunch break, what you’re going to eat after work, or how much money you want or don’t want to spend. The money you spend per meal is much cheaper because you are creating your meals in bulk and using different ingredients for several meals.

Meal prep reduces food waste

It’s easy to buy a ton of groceries, especially meat and produce, thinking you’re going to eat it all, then eventually throw it out because you weren’t able to eat it before it went bad. It’s easy to forget about the meat and produce that you bought when you’re not thinking about and scheduling the meals you want to make in bulk. One of the best parts about meal prepping and planning out your meals is having dual purposes for ingredients. For example, rather than buying 10 different types of veggies, only to see them go bad after using them for one meal, plan to make meals that use the same veggies in a different way. Learning to make and plan meals that have overlapping ingredients is key.

Meal prep saves time

Just like saving money, saving time is just as important. Sometimes your day is too busy, and you don’t even have time to make a sandwich. So, you go through the drive-thru somewhere or resort to eating something random that you found in your fridge. When you meal prep, you avoid the daily worry about what you’re going to eat or when you’re going to make it. It’s so nice to wake up knowing your meals for the day are waiting in your fridge for you to heat up. Taking an hour or less out of your Sunday or weeknight to meal prep will save you so much time the rest of the week, and you will be thankful that you did that.

Meal prepping and planning is a lifesaver. Whether you’re trying to eat out less, eat healthier, save time or form a new habit, meal prepping is a great first step. Now, are you ready to start meal prepping but not sure where to even begin? Check out some easy dishes I found for each time of the day!

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks