How to Meal
Prep Successfully

Meal prepping is not always the most fun, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure you fuel your body with nutritious foods while also saving money.

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Here’s our top steps to ensure that you always have success when prepping your meals:

  • Step 1: Select your meal prep method of choice: This can also be a combination of methods and should be based on your lifestyle and nutrition goals.
  • Step 2: Stick to a schedule: Pick one day each week to do your planning, shop for groceries, and cook.
  • Step 3: Pick the right number of meals: Bear in mind your calendar and the restaurant meals you’ve planned for the week.
  • Step 4: Select the right recipes: Keep an eye out for variety and preparation methods. When starting out, stick to recipes you already know.
  • Step 5: Reduce the time you spend on grocery shopping: Make a grocery list organized by supermarket departments or shop for groceries online.
  • Step 6: Spend less time in the kitchen: Choose which meals to cook first based on cook times.
  • Step 7: Store your meals: Use safe cooling methods and appropriate containers. Refrigerate meals you’re planning to eat within 3–4 days, then label and freeze the rest.

It’s that simple. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be and you’ll see the benefits of meal prepping happen immediately.