Have you ever wondered to yourself, what’s all the hype around meal prepping? You’re not the first person and you certainly won’t be the last. For starters, it looks intimidating. People spend their entire Sunday’s meal prepping for the week ahead. Rest assured, all the work is well worth it. Meal prepping is a great way to plan out your calorie intake, have meals that are easy to eat on the go, and takes all the thinking out of eating during the week. Getting started can be difficult, so here are a few helpful tips to help.
Simplicity is Key
The biggest secret to meal prepping is keeping things simple. Cooking for an entire week in one day is a large task. Overly complex recipes not only take forever to make, but they make it much more difficult for you to motivate yourself the next time. Keep meals simple, delicious, and nutritious. This way, you don’t get burnt out after a few weeks.
Grocery Shop With Intent
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised. Deciding to meal prep with what you have on hand will never work out well. Instead, try planning out meals ahead of time. This way, you’ll be able to create a list and get everything you need for the week ahead.
Try New Things
We encourage you to try new things. It won’t be long before your first few recipes become overused. Be on the lookout for new, simple recipes that you won’t have a problem eating for a solid week. Regularly changing up recipes keeps your meal prep fresh and exciting.
Load Up on Tupperware
If you don’t have a lot of tupperware containers – now’s the time to get them. If you think you have enough, go out and get even more. In order to take work to lunch for a week or two and have dinner prepared most nights, it’s going to take quite a lot plastic container to keep everything fresh. Plus, in the beginning, you’ll probably lose a few here and there. The extras will serve you well.