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.
- 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.
- 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.