Meal prep is basically a quick shorthand for the process of preparing meals for two days or more. If you’re planning, cooking, and packaging lunch and dinner a few days ahead of time to cut back on time in the kitchen over the week ahead, you’re meal prepping!
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Why I Love Meal Prep
Meal prepping is simply preparing a meal or recipe, then portioning it out to create grab-and-go meals for later. If you’ve ever packed up your leftovers from dinner to take with you for lunch the next day, then you’ve already mini-meal prepped! Any time you make food or snacks for a number of days at once, it counts.
Meal prepping is convenient, efficient, and reduces overall waste. It also allows you to eat delicious, home-cooked meals without taking the time and effort to cook something every day… which doesn’t always work with a busy schedule! Meal prepping is super handy for lunches and snacks, in particular, and while it takes some planning, it’s totally worth it in the long run.
Here’s how it works:
1. Plan your recipes for the next few days.
2. Make your shopping list and head to the store to get everything you need for the recipes you’ve picked.
3. Prep and cook.
4. Store in storage containers in the refrigerator.
5. Grab and go!
Yep — it’s really that simple!