Meal Prepping 101

Effective Meal Prepping Tips for You and Your Family

  • Choose a week’s worth of meals or “menus” ahead time
  • Make a detailed grocery list
  • Gather and save healthy recipes that you enjoy
  • Invest in good containers to portion out and store food
  • Designate a specific time each week for grocery shopping and meal preparation
  • Aim to include a protein, vegetable, and starch or fruit in each meal
  • Cook meals in bulk to freeze and whip out later in the week
  • Get everyone involved! Assign jobs for the kids like cutting vegetables or washing dishes. Brainstorm meal ideas together!

Benefits of meal prepping:

  • Saves time at the end of a busy day
  • Helps save money when you know exactly what you need at the store
  • Prevents wasting food that goes bad before you are able to cook it
  • Reduces stress on days you haven’t had time to think about what’s for dinner
  • Allows you to think about your meals which can lead to healthier choices
  • Forces you to portion your meals