There’s no doubt that we’ve all had one of those days. You know, those days when you have no energy and the last thing on your mind is cooking dinner. Well, fear not because we’ve got the perfect solution: meal prepping. Not only is it more budget-friendly, but it also helps you stick to your diet while also saving you time and energy.
How to meal prep
When it comes to meal prepping, don’t worry it’s completely normal to feel a little overwhelmed, especially if you’re pretty new to it. To make your meal prepping journey more manageable, we’ve listed a few simple tips that are worth implementing.
- Create a meal plan- This will provide structure for what items you’ll need to add or exclude from your grocery list.
- Get cooking- Once you have all your ingredients sorted, it’s time to get cooking. Batch cooking is a great way to spread your portions so that they can be frozen and eaten over the next few months.
- Use recipes that have overlapping ingredients- By using recipes that contain the same protein, carbs and veggies, you’ll save yourself from running out to the store for different types of fruits and veggies.
- Pick suitable storage containers- Using the right food storage containers can make a tremendous difference in the way you store your meals. (Airtight containers and BPA-free microwavable containers are a great start.)
The best foods to meal prep
If you plan on creating your recipes, here are some of the best foods to include in your meal prep.
- Frozen veggies: This can include cauliflower, peas, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
- Fresh veggies: Carrots, bell peppers and cabbage are great options to have.
- Whole grains: BodiCafé’s rolled oats, BodiCafé’s quinoa and buckwheat
- Plant proteins: Plant proteins such as chickpea, lentils, beans and peas are excellent sources of fibre.
- Nuts and seeds: BodiCafé’s range of nuts and seeds is a good source of protein and minerals.
Schedule time for meal prep
When it comes to meal prep, it’s essential that you set aside time to prepare. While some people choose to prepare their meals for the week on Sundays, scheduling one or two days out of your week to prepare meals can work, too, as there is no single rule for when you should.
Now, whether you’re looking for a new cooking routine or simply trying to learn how to meal prep, the short answer is that meal prepping is excellent for anyone looking to save time and energy in the kitchen.
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