A new trend that is circling around is the wonder of meal prep. The idea is, that you can save money, time, the environment, and your waist line if you prep your meals for the week on one day.
Speaking for myself, I have tried the meal prep ideology in many different forms, cooking breakfast lunch and dinner and putting it in a container to be reheated later, dividing up the food into portions so that I can just quickly cook everything and I know how much I am putting in my body so I don’t over eat when I’m hungry, and finally, just planning out recipes for the week.
I settled on one solid idea that works for me. The idea that I settled on was to just vaguely plan out each of my recipes because, I find preparing them before hand takes the fun and excitement out of the moment!
Coming home after a long day, and being met with loads of ingredients sparks my imagination and takes my mind off of work! But, on the other hand, when I come home after a long day and everything is already ready for me to just pop in the microwave, I find my mind does’t get the break it needs. I have found that I like to cook, to create and make something new, fun and exciting each meal. The key is to have a well stock fridge, cupboards and pantry. There is nothing more depressing then opening the door to find that there is nothing there to eat. Having a weekly schedule of grocery shopping goes along with the quest for good foods to prepare for meal prep! It is way too easy to snack and snack and snack, when there is no good food to be had.
Also, on a note that has already been parodied many times by comedians, including Baroness Von Sketch, I find that the first day of eating the pre-cooked meals is just fine, and then the second day it’s okay, and then after that the food has gone bland, the flavour is dull, and I just end up throwing all of it out anyway. It is great to have a preprepared snack when you come home from work as well, such as cheese or meat. It helps to have something to eat and no carbs to add. As well to have a snack while you are waiting on dinner to be ready.
Sometimes, believe it or not, people don’t always think like me. Some people find cooking overwhelming and do not find the same joy in it as I do, and for those people, here is a great site for recipes that are catered to meal prep;
In the recipes section of this blog.
And of course Pinterest!
How can you go wrong on Pinterest?
Skinny Taste provides a wide variety of recipes for every diet including the Ketogenic diet. The recipes look unique, fun, and easy.
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