How Far You Go Is Up To You
When it comes to how you meal prep, you have many options.
Types of meal prep include:
-Full make-ahead meals: You cook an entire meal and store it in your fridge or freezer.
-Batch cooking or freezing: Make multiple meals, then portion and store them. This approach is useful for recipes you can easily cook in large amounts (like big pots of soup, rice, or mashed sweet potatoes).
-Meals for one: Prepare food and portion it in single-serving containers. (Usually enough to last a few days.)
-Ingredient prep: For people who like to cook and serve food all at once, just prep parts of recipes. Chop veggies, mix spices, or marinate meat in advance to save time when you’re ready to cook.
The best part is you don’t have to choose just one option!
While you’re prepping your lunches for the week, let’s say you know you’ll need chopped onions and carrots for at least one dinner. Prep everything at once and store the dinner ingredients separately.
What a time-saver!