Meal Prepping 101: The Basic Introductory Guide to Prepping Your Weekly Meals

Meal Prepping 101: The Basic Introductory Guide to Prepping Your Weekly Meals

One of the best parts about moving out at a young age is that you have no idea how to cook. This will force you to learn valuable cooking skills, or you can continue to eat Hot Pockets, your choice. Since moving out of my parent’s house, I’ve constantly improved my cooking and meal prepping skills by always trying something new!

When I open my lunch at work, I get bombarded with phrases such as, “Where did you buy those meals from?” or “No way you cooked that!” And when I tell them that I meal prep, they want a step-by-step instructional guide as to what I do. So I’ve decided to begin sharing essential information on meal prepping and what I currently eat on a daily basis via blogs!

 

Preparation Is Key

 

Being prepared for meal prepping makes your life easier from the get go (saves you valuable time). First off, I’ll list items that I think will make your meal prepping much easier:

  • Large pots/pans and cooking utensils
  • Tuba ware from Amazon (please do not buy them from stores; they are crazy expensive! See link provided)
  • Crock-pot, rice cooker, and food processor/blender (not needed but very helpful and efficient)

I’d advise everyone to keep things simple and limit the difficulty of each meal for a few reasons:

  • More dishes to wash (worst part about cooking in general).
  • Longer to prepare.
  • Simpler meals are usually healthier (usually contains less calories and easier to track).
  • Cook in bulk to cut down on cost and time.

Once you know what you plan on cooking for the week, make a detailed grocery list of what you need! If you keep up with the same meals weekly, eventually you’ll have your grocery list memorized and grocery hauls will become clockwork!

 

Let’s Cook!

 

If you have no idea how to cook, then trial and error over time is the main way you’ll improve your dry, tasteless food. I currently eat the same meals Monday-Friday and do all my meal prepping on Sunday.

Do I get tired of eating the same food?

Not really. Most of it is mental anyways! I look at food as fuel for the body; plus, you’ll eventually get used to it. If I do find my meals becoming too routine to eat, then I’ll switch things up.

A few pro tips before I list my daily meals:

  • Start cooking what takes longest first.
  • Multi task! For example, cook meats on a different stove top while simultaneously boiling rice in your rice cooker.
  • Wash dishes as you go! There’s nothing worse than a pile of dishes after cooking.
  • Watch out for condiments that contain tons of excess calories.

 

Hope this week’s post is helpful and best of luck to all attempting to meal prep for the first time! Future posts will contain counting calories for meal prepping and possible collaborations with nutrition experts! Once again don’t forget to like, comment, share, and subscribe!

Organized below is what I currently eat Monday thru Friday:

BREAKFAST:

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of granola

SNACK:

  • ½ cup of pistachios

LUNCH:

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • ½ pound of lean ground beef
  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables

DINNER:

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • ½ pound of lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables

SNACK:

  • 2 whole eggs scrambled
  • 1 cup of egg white scrambled

 

“What you eat in private eventually is what you wear in public.”

 

Book of the Month:                    “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene

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