Meal prepping is the concept of preparing whole meals for the week ahead. It can lead to more nutritious meal choices since you’re deciding on meals ahead of time. Consider the following tips to streamline the meal prep process:
- Stick to a schedule for when you plan, grocery shop and prep your meals.
- Pick recipes with varying cooking methods (e.g., oven or stovetop).
- Choose which meals to prepare first based on their cook times.
- Store meals properly in portioned containers. Refrigerate meals you’re planning to eat within three to four days and freeze the rest.
Meal prep doesn’t have to be intimidating. Try these basic steps to cut down on cooking time and have more time for other activities.