Person Doing Meal Prep
Whether you work remotely or have just come home from a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is create a giant mess in your kitchen by pulling out 50,000 dishes and preparing a meal for yourself. Behold, the concept of meal prepping- it’s not really something new, but it has become popular because of how convenient it is.
What is Meal Prepping?
Meal prepping simply involves planning your meals for the entire week ahead, preparing them in bulk and storing them properly so that they can be taken out and consumed as needed. This process means you’ll probably end up making fewer grocery runs, won’t have to worry about cooking for the entire week, and you’ll only have to deal with the mess of a dirty kitchen once every few days.
While there’s no hard and fast rule on what kind of meals people prepare, on average, meal prepping consists of main courses and some snacks/appetizers for your odd-hour cravings and hunger in between meals.
How Meal Prep Saves Time
Think of it like this; you can spend a few hours every Sunday to make your meals for the entire week. You’ll be saving yourself around 1 hour/meal- that’s the amount of time it takes to make a gourmet meal or even a meal that is both delicious and healthy.
How to Meal Prep
Here is a basic rundown of everything that you need to do for meal prepping: