Why meal Prep?
I work too hard in the gym to let what I put in my mouth do anything but help me meet my fitness goals. Having a busy schedule like many people means that cooking daily is not only undesirable but often impossible. If I get home and I’m hungry, I will literally eat whatever is the most convenient. Healthy, measured and balanced meals are rarely in your pantry.
How many days do I prep for?
I cook enough meals for Monday-Friday (only breakfast and lunch on Friday ). I keep in mind any prior commitments we have before cooking. Knowing that we always have a family dinner once a week means I only prepare enough dinner for 3 nights (M, T, TH).
How do I keep food fresh?
A lot of people ask this. Besides keeping the food in the fridge and setting the temperature a little lower I don’t do anything else. I don’t freeze meals. On occasion I will freeze things like waffles and pancakes because those are super easy to defrost. However, I haven’t had any issues with food going bad. If any meals haven’t been eaten by Friday they get tossed. I’ve been prepping like this for over 7 months and I haven’t had any problems.
How many people does this feed?
Two. My husband and I. We generally both eat the same thing. The only thing that differs is the portions.