When you watch a cooking show do you ever get inspired to cook something in your own
kitchen? How often have you wondered why it looks so easy on tv but it’s so much more
arduous in real life? The simple answer to that is meal prep. Meal prep is the job of making sure
everything you need for your recipe is ready and available to you for use. When you have
everything prepared beforehand, it’s easy to throw it all together and follow the steps of a
For me, meal prep is how I am able to cook for my family while living with MS. One of the best tips I ever got from a fellow mom with MS was to meal prep. It helps to make cooking easier and takes less energy to get a healthy meal on the table for my family.
If you are serious about cooking, you need to get into the habit of including meal prep in your
schedule. By doing so you make cooking easier and actually save time. You also increase your
odds of cooking more often, which is healthier and better economically than going out or having food delivered. Here is how to meal prep makes your life easier.
It does. Meal prep is more than just moving a task around from one part of your schedule to
another. It allows you to do one consistent action at a time which is more efficient. Moreover,
you can do meal prep for more than one recipe at a time, which means you can have all your
prep work for a week of meals done in advance. The amount of time that goes into the meal
prep reduces significantly when you are able to focus on quantity. You also significantly cut
down the cooking time when you eliminate the need for prep.
When you try to do meal prep during a meal, you slow down the process and make it more
confusing. It takes longer to cook and it’s harder. Those two things are a powerful deterrent when it comes to ever cooking at home. The thought of doing all of that extra work and waiting all that time before your meal is ready is so inconvenient. It’s too inconvenient sometimes to
justify. What meal prep does is simplify the equation and it allows your brain to concentrate on
fewer tasks. It makes the cooking experience more plug and play, which makes a huge
Promote More Home Cooking
Once you get the hang of meal prep you see how easy it is to isolate it and prep for the week. It
improves your odds of continuing to cook at home because it makes home cooking easier and
more approachable. There is less thought and less time invested just before mealtime. What
meal prep really does is make home cooking a truly viable alternative to ordering in, which
saves money and also ensures you actually get what you want.
Home cooking as an alternative to ordering in, or picking up food is economically important. It
means your food at home doesn’t go to waste. How often do you buy groceries only to buy
meals from restaurants instead? prevent food waste and stop overspending by using meal prep
as a tool to track what you have and make sure it gets used. The effect on your monthly food
budget is amazing.