Here it is. A quick start guide to food prep.
Food Prep is a great practice: creating a portion of, or even full meals ahead of time. It allows you to save time during your week, save money on your food bills (no unnecessary overpriced lunches at work), helps to keep your health in check and allows you more time to spend with family & friends.
Sunday afternoons are the perfect meal prep time. Relax into it with a wine in one hand and a cheeseboard close by. The Good Life!
Start with a week or even just one meal to get you started
- Think about which part of the day stresses you the most. Always rushing in the mornings? Pre-make your breakfasts and lunches so you can grab and go. If the witchy dinner hour makes you crazy – think about prepping all your dinners (think freezer meals, slow cooker meals or even pre-making a lasagne ready to chuck in the oven). Anything to have dinner on the table quicker and more easily.
- Stick with what you know – this is no time to start creating crazy new things. Pick a few favourites and go from there.
- Schedule some time to prep your meals. Allow at least 2-3 hours so you don’t have to rush.
- Start a process line: chop, wrap, stack.
- Remember that meal prep doesn’t have to be all about creating entire meals. You could fill a week’s worth of lunch boxes ready to go, however, if you just want to pre-cut veggies, make a few sandwiches ready for your toasty machine or make a few batches of muffins then do it! Every little bit helps.
Don’t Give Up
- If it doesn’t work properly the first time, who cares? Make a routine out of it and create new habits for yourself.
- Research new ideas, quick recipes or things you think might help you streamline your week – that’s what prep is all about!
If you can put these ideas in place, just for one week, make a quick & simple menu plan, prep what you can ahead of time and review what’s works for you and what doesn’t, you will definitely be ahead of the pack when it comes to a streamlined week!
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