Meal Prep Do’s and Don’ts

Meal prepping is a great way to set yourself up for success.  It’s a great time-saver for busy people (including moms).  Here are some do’s and don’ts to meal prepping.

DO

  • Dedicate a day for meal prep. (A lot of people like to do it on Sundays.)
  • Make sure your meal prep meals include protein, whole grains and fruits/vegetables.
  • If you meal prep for more than several days in advance, consider freezing the food and then letting it thaw the day you plan to eat it so it stays fresh.
  • Buy cute little containers and/or mason jars to make it more fun.
  • Use mason jars to keep salads fresh for several days.

DON’T

  • Prepare too many days worth of food at once because it won’t stay fresh or it will go bad and will be wasted.
  • Use processed ingredients.  Keep it clean!
  • Over-complicate the recipes, just keep them simple.
  • Undercook or overcook food.
  • Be afraid to try new recipes, seasonings, techniques, etc.

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