I think we can all agree that meal prepping can be a daunting task.
And nobody wants to waste precious time on something that could be made easier. Whether you’re meal prepping because you’ve got a crazy schedule, you’ve got some health & fitness goals, or both. There are ways to streamline this task. And if meal prepping is an important piece of your happy nutrition puzzle, we’ve got to find ways to simplify the process.
Here are 3 ways to meal prep and make it easier on you.
#1 Weekend Batch Cooking
This is traditional meal prep – taking a couple of hours on the weekend to prep a number of meals for the week. Now if this is the style that fits you best, here are a couple of ways to make it easier. Keep it simple, use your crockpot, and only cook large batches of food that you really enjoy eating. If you do those three things, you’ll feel good about your weekly meal prep routine.
If you don’t have the time or want to batch cook on the weekend, leftovers are a great alternative. Each night at dinner, cook an extra serving and take it with you for lunch the following day. This style is ideal for the person who doesn’t enjoy eating the same thing each day of the week. Keep meals simple and cook foods that you enjoy in leftover fashion.
#3 Meal Service
If the above two options are not your thing, opt for a quality meal service. There’s a full spectrum of these on the market from providing the ingredients and recipe for you to cook to the fully cooked and prepared meals. This style is ideal for the person who doesn’t enjoy cooking, doesn’t feel like thinking of recipes on their own, or doesn’t have the time to do either! Choose a service that uses fresh, quality ingredients with little to no preservatives.
At Bluprint Fitness, we are a coaching program that helps busy professionals build the body & lifestyle they’re proud of year round.
And part of the program is figuring out how to get lasting results without wasting time along the way.