A beginners guide to meal prep!
Here we explore what meal prep is, the benefits and how to get started.
Meal prepping is used often for health reasons, to save money or to save time. It is the concept of preparing whole meals or dishes way ahead of schedule to better organise your meals for the week.
Meal prepping can help with organisation and is commonly used by busy people as it saves a lot of time. Your prepared meals for the week can be brought to work or eaten on the go.
Meal prepping can also help if you're looking to eat healthier, as having pre-prepared meals on hand can reduce portion size and can help you reach nutritional and fitness goals.
There a multiple different ways to meal prep, such as:
When planning your meals for the week, make a food checklist of what you'll need. This saves a bunch of time and you'll know exactly what you need whilst shopping for ingredients ahead of time - make sure to buy lots of food storage containers to keep all your meals separated and organised for the week ahead.
Once you've rounded everything up, pick a day which works best for you to make your prepared meals.
Best Foods for meal prep:
Easy Meal Ideas for prep:
Top tip: Follow Meal Prep influencers on social media for inspiration, or research tasty meal prep ideas to make at home!
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Laura, known as the Meal Prep Queen, balances her fitness lifestyle whilst being a full time registered nurse.
@lifting.with.laura has lost a total of 2 stone since her weight loss journey and uses her platforms to inspire others and share her daily meal preparation.
Sunday Times Best Selling Author and as seen on the BBC - John Clark, also known as @themealprepking on Instagram is one of the number one UK influencers and inspirations for fitness and meal prepping.
After a combined weight-loss of 15 stone, John shares tips, meal prepping hacks and weight loss motivation posts.