Meal Prep Like a Pro With These Handy Hints

17 January, 2020

It’s a tough job trying to think of and make breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. It often leads to ordering take out and spending more money than you wanted to. And if one of your New Years resolutions is to spend less money, prepping your meals is a handy tip to help you achieve your goals. Maintaining your meal prep goals doesn’t have to be a daunting task and if you’ve got a few handy hints to help you out, it’s manageable to say the least. To start with, head over to Woolworths and grab a few microwavable containers that can hold either 1 or 2 meals on the go, depending how many meals you are prepping.

Start Easy
Don’t over commit with your meal prepping. It can become too overwhelming if you go too hard too fast. If you want to start extravagant meals, you will find your first or second time too time consuming and you’re more likely to give up. Start with simple meals that are quick and easy to make and heat up. This way you won’t find yourself loathing your task.

Chop Veggies The Easy Way
Put the knife back in the draw and grab out your food processor, blender or nutribullet. Pop your veggie in and with a quick few pulses of the button, you can have roughly chopped veggies in an instant. Just make sure you don’t put too many veggies in together as it won’t work and you’ll have even more work cut out for you.

Precook Your Grains
Cooking foods like rice, quinoa and pasta in bulk can set you up for the week. Spend an evening cooking them up and placing in containers can save you time throughout the week. It’s easy to heat up in an instant and add flavour and fulness to any salad, bolognese or pasta bake.

Set Aside One Day A Week
Whether it be after work one night or a day on the weekend, set aside a few hours specifically for meal prepping. You’ll thank yourself later in the week when you’re tired and get home from work exhausted and don’t feel like cooking. You’re saving money and you’ll be satisfied knowing you’ve worked hard making it. Just a couple of handy hints and tips – what will you be making this week?