What Are the Best Meals to Prep Ahead?

by kmstarry@gmail.com on August 8, 2016

What Are the Best Meals to Prep Ahead?Today we are going to talk about what are the best meals to prep ahead? Before you decide which meal(s) you’re going to prep ahead of time, take a close look at your daily schedule. Are your mornings hectic and you and your family are rushing out the door to start your day without a healthy start??

Or, perhaps you have trouble gathering around the table in the evening for a nutritious and well-planned meal. If you find yourself stopping at McDonald’s or ordering pizza, you may benefit by planning and prepping the dinner meal ahead of time.

Lunches can also change for the better when planned ahead. If you usually go out for lunch, you’ll save money by pre-planning and prepping a lunch you that the entire family can enjoy and that will be much more nutritious than fast food or restaurant meals.

Kids quickly tire of cafeteria food and will thank you for a lunch they’ll enjoy and a nice change from the norm. Are you or your family gaining unwanted pounds from eating fast food or restaurant meals?

At our house, even though I work at home it is so much easier to stay on track with our healthy eating goals if I plan our menus out in advance and prep in advance.  Planning and prepping in advance not only keeps us on track it also saves time throughout the week.

What Are the Best Meals to Prep Ahead?Something we love is salad, however, it seemed like it took a long time to cut up at the end of the day when I was tired. So, I found I can cut it up once or twice a week and put each item in a glass jar, it doesn’t take that much longer to cut up for multiple days than it did for one meal, and storing it in glass jars that are inexpensive at Wal Mart or Target the produce seems to stay fresh longer.

I recommend taking one day on the weekend, or whatever day works best for your schedule and do your shopping and do as much of your meal prep for the upcoming week as possible.  If you’ve not tried meal planning and prep in the past, give it a try and see if you don’t remember some of the stress from your week, and even add dollars to your wallet, all while eating healthier.

You can turn your meal frustration around by thinking ahead and choosing to prepare ahead. You’ll transform a time-consuming and dreaded task into a quick, easy and delicious meal to enjoy.

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