How to Easily Meal-Prep Your Way Through the Week
In today’s fast-paced world, after spending the entire day working and then hitting the gym for some exercises, it’s hard to find time to cook your own meals. The result is buying lunch every day and constantly ordering take outs when you get home. To escape this vicious circle you should consider meal-prepping.
When you start cooking your meals in advance it doesn’t take long for you to reap the rewards. The first benefit is saving money as that daily chicken wrap quickly adds to a monthly hefty expense. You’ll also save time as it’s just a matter of tossing something together and heating up when your meals are already cooked. But most importantly, you’ll be able to eat more healthily since you can plan a more nutritious menu. Here’s how to meal-prep your way through the week.
Check Your Calendar
Before you even start planning your meals, you should check your calendar and pay attention to any upcoming appointments such as events, business meals, or trips. In that way, you’ll know exactly how many meals you’ll need (lunches and dinners) and can easily avoid wasting food or not cooking enough.
Make a Meal Plan
As terrifying as it may sound, figuring out what you’ll be eating for the rest of the week can be a pleasant experience. It’s a great way to take stock of the things you have, create new and exciting recipes, and make sure you’ll be eating healthy meals. It’s a good idea to sit down with your family and make it a fun weekly event.