The Best Meal Prep Tips for Beginners That Save Time

Meal prep
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Meal prep is a great idea for anyone who’d rather spend one day cooking and the rest of the week enjoying more free time. Meal prep, however, can get complicated, especially if you’re a beginner. Here’s how to make it work for you and save even more time.

Wash Fruit Immediately

If you want to make fruit conveniently available at all times, the best thing you can do is to wash and prep it as soon as you get home with it. Separate it into containers and enjoy a healthy snack whenever you want.

Roast Veggies Together

You know how one-pan meals are amazing because you don’t have to wash a ton of dishes later? Apply the same principle to meal prepping and roast three or four types of vegetables together. Save time on cooking and on washing up!

Cook Meat In No Time

Similarly, you can cook two or three types of meat at once if you wrap each in aluminum foil. Cook chicken, pork, or fish flavored with different seasonings and you’ll have enough meat for a week’s worth of sandwiches, wraps, burritos, and salads.

Make Healthy Snack Portions

If you enjoy healthy snacks like nuts, you already know that they are dense in calories. It’s a good idea to portion them out for the week so you can have just a little and avoid mindlessly eating too much.