Benefits Of Meal Prepping

Meal prepping is a great way to save time & money and can help to keep you consistent with your energy intake.

In an ideal world, we’d all be free to cook every meal fresh, every day. The reality is, that just doesn’t happen.

I’m not saying every meal has to be meal prepped and re heated, but having batches in the fridge and/or freezer makes life much easier.

One of the biggest objections I hear is people “don’t have time” to meal prep. Which simply isn’t true.

It’s just the time management needs to be better and it has to be made a priority. The time you use meal prepping, you’ll get back by not having to constantly cook or pick up food on lunch breaks or take aways for dinner.

Think about it. How much easier, cheaper and healthier would your life be if when you get hungry, you could open your fridge, pick out a meal and heat it in the microwave and be eating it within 3-4 minutes?

How much better would it be if instead of having to rush to eat on your work lunch break and spending money on calorie dense, unhealthy food that makes you feel bad, you can reach into your bag for your healthy meal you’ve prepared that costs much less than eating out and be eating it within seconds of your lunch break starting? Meaning you have your lunch break to do more fun stuff!

Tired from work or want to relax in the evening but you’re hungry? You have 2 choices. Either you have to start cooking or order a take away. Again, how much better would it be if you could just open your fridge, pull out a healthy meal and eat?

I hope by now you can see the clear benefits of meal prepping.

Tips For Meal Prepping 

  1. Set time aside. I like to prep on a Sunday for the following 3-4 days and then again on the Wednesday or Thursday
  2. Don’t look at meal prepping as a burden but an asset to your life. Don’t feel as though you’re wasting time, view it as a huge step to living a healthier life whilst saving time and money.
  3. Be prepared. Decide which meals you want to prep and have your shopping list ready ahead of time to speed up the process.
  4. Try to organise the meals that use similar cooking methods and ingredients. For example, if roasting chicken and salmon, consider adding roasted veggies.
  5. Make sure you have the right equipment, meal prep containers, baking trays etc, I’ve made a list of recommended equipment here https://ismaeelrazavi.com/essential-reading/meal-prep-essential-equipment/
  6. Depending on your home life, you can get creative with your time whilst meal prepping. I often listen to audio books so I’m learning something whilst I meal prep. You may like to do that or perhaps you could watch something on the laptop or T.V whilst cooking! If you have kids and meal prepping as a family, get them involved!

In the academy you’ll see different meal prep ideas and always be sure to check out the notes section for recommendations on that specific dish. You’ll soon see how much better life becomes when you meal prep!

 

 

 

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