What Is Meal Prepping?
Meal prepping simply entails preparing dishes ahead of schedule to save time. By preparing meals beforehand, you get to decide what to eat beforehand and gives you ample time to shop for ingredients.
What makes meal prepping such a great option is that you can begin with one or two particular meals that require prior preparation or that you can’t make because you don’t have time.
For instance, if you don’t have the time to make breakfast or dinner, you can start to meal prep by preparing those meals and then slowly build your way to meal prepping for the entire week.
Let’s discuss some of the benefits of meal prepping and why you should start doing it:
Why You Should Start Meal Prepping
Besides helping control what you put on your plate, here are the other benefits of meal prepping and why you should adopt it:
1. Saves money
Meal prepping can help you save the money you would otherwise spend on takeout and eating out!
When you meal prep, you can also buy food supplies in bulk and keep them frozen until needed. Compared to retail buying, bulk buying can help you save thousands of pounds per year. For instance, you can buy 4 to 6 pounds of chicken, cook one pound, and freeze the rest for later.
Similarly, our meal prep service which starts from as low as £3.80 per meal with our Savers package allows you to save money on ingredients, transport and time needed to find and make the meals.
2. Saves time
While it’s “normal” to feel overwhelmed by all the meals to prepare for an entire day or week, meal prepping is a time saver. You can allocate 2-3 hours of your weekend to meal prep for the whole week. With about 168 hours a week, setting aside a few hours to prepare your meals can save time, especially when you compare it to spending up to 60 minutes daily cooking food for that particular day.
Meal prepping removes the mental “burden” of thinking about what to eat for dinner and ensures you have a good meal after a particularly challenging day at work.
With our global cuisine and continent-specific package we help you save time by cooking your meals and sending them straight to your door. Saving you the time associated with finding the ingredients in the store, cooking and cleaning up!
3. Helps you multitask
If you have a busy lifestyle, it’s easier to reduce the time you spend in the kitchen and organise your entire week within a few hours of prepping. This would, in turn, help you to get more stuff done, like de-cluttering or organising the home as the food heats up.
You can also multitask by filling the oven with various foods at once, like eggs, roasted veggies, sweet potatoes, and 2 pounds of chicken.
4. Makes grocery shopping fun
With meal prepping, before every shopping expedition, you need a grocery list with marked categories of fruits, veggies, grains, dairy, proteins, fats, and frozen foods. Each week, you can try at least one new food so that the body doesn’t get used to specific ingredients.
A meal prep grocery list helps you avoid sugary or processed foods and minimises possible waste of food.
5. Meal prepping supports portion control
Prepping your food in advance helps you take control of which foods you eat. When done right, it can even help you manage how much food you eat—portion control—, which is especially ideal if you want to lose a few pounds or build muscle and pay attention to how many calories you eat.
Meal preps help you pay attention to which ingredients go into your meals, which can help you avoid over or under-eating.
With our unique Personal Chef package we truly answer the question of ‘What is meal prepping’. This is achieved by offering tailor-made dishes to your specific goals and requirements.
6. You can start small with meal prepping
No rule says you have to spend the entire day in the kitchen prepping your meals for the week. With meal prepping, you can focus on one meal at a time, thereby reducing overwhelm.
For instance, if you prioritise breakfast, you can prep a pre-made protein shake, oats, or egg cups, along with pre-cut veggies and fruits. After prepping one meal, you will feel confident and capable of preparing the meals for the rest of the day or week.
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