Meal prep for beginners

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When you first think about meal prepping, it can seem really overwhelming, especially if you don’t already cook much.

I don’t really know how to cook.

Do I have to buy a million containers?

What do I make?

Am I going to be in the kitchen for a million hours?

You can start as small as making sandwiches, pasta, salad, or whatever it is you already know how to make. It will be a process of trial and error and you’ll learn along the way. Over time, your dishes will get more creative or elaborate if you want them to.

As for containers, you can buy a couple of plastic Glad containers, which are less than $10 for a pack of 5.

 

This is the typical meal prep process, which you can do all on the same day or on different days.

Step 1. Figure out what you want to make for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. This is my favorite part because I love looking for new recipes to try.

Step 2. Make a grocery list

Step 3. Go to the grocery store and get all the ingredients

Step 4. Cook all the meals at once and put them into containers. I personally spend between 2-4 hours meal prepping, depending on how complicated the dishes I’m making are. Factoring cleaning up afterward, that’s not that much time, compared to if I were cooking every meal every day of the week.

It sounds like a lot of work initially but if you set aside a few hours on Sunday, you’ll save so much time and effort during the week.

Try and it and let me know what your pain points are!

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