Staying on top of your health can be incredibly time-consuming. After coming home from a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend 1-2 hours cooking and prepping meals. You just want something quick and easy so you can relax and unwind.
So, you order fast-food or you heat up an over processed frozen dinner. You think to yourself, “I know I should be eating healthy, but this is all I have right now. Besides, it can’t be that bad…”
Ok, hold up. Let’s think about this for a minute. Healthy eating can be quite easy to do. You just need to know how to do it.
Unfortunately, we don’t learn the basics of how to make healthy meals in school.
But, after reading this guide, you’ll have the knowledge you need to make healthy meal choices!
So, what’s the secret you ask? Meal prepping.
You may have heard about meal prepping before and we wouldn’t be surprised if you thought that it’s just another chore that you can’t be bothered to do. In reality, it’s the best way to save time and, more importantly, allow you to eat meals that fit into your lifestyle at the same time!
Don’t believe us? Here are the 3 undeniable benefits of meal prepping—and why you need to make it part of your routine.
Benefit #1: You’ll eat more nutritious foods
Planning your meals in advance means you will be able to think about what you should be eating—not what feels right in the moment.
That way, you won’t give into temptation when you’re tired.
There’s no need to overcomplicate your meals. So long as there is sufficient protein source and greens, your meals will be plenty nutritious.
With fewer calories, salt and fat from your takeout or frozen food, you’ll be able to take full control of your diet, ultimately helping you achieve your fitness goals.
Benefit #2: You’ll save more in the long run
One of the best parts about meal prepping is that you’re less likely to throw away unused ingredients in your fridge—you’ll use up all your ingredients to make a few large dishes that will last throughout the week.
You’ll also be able to start fresh every week, since you can adjust your grocery lists according to your meal plan. Having a clear plan will prevent yourself from being tempted to pick up extra items like unhealthy snacks, during stressful times.
Benefit #3: You’ll have more time for yourself
Although meal prepping sounds like extra work, it will actually save you time.
Creating a grocery list allows you to have a goal in mind when you enter the grocery store, which will cut down on the aimless wandering.
It also ensures that you have enough food to eat after long days at work, preventing you from making those impulse snacking decisions. Simply open up your fridge, and voila—your prepped food is sitting there ready for you to eat. Just pop it in the microwave and you’re set.
In turn, you’ll have more time to recharge guilt-free.
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Does meal prepping mean I can’t go out and eat?
Of course not!
You can still eat out as much as you want, but meal prepping at home will allow you to save time as well as money which can go towards treating yourself to a night out.
Whether you’re trying to eat healthier or trying to look for ways to save money, meal prepping offers you the opportunity you save both so long as you are willing to put in a little bit of work upfront early in the week. The meals created are designed to fit into your lifestyle, not make drastic changes. All it takes is a few small changes, and you’ll be living happy and healthier in no time!
Now you know how to meal prep, but do you want to make meal prepping even easier? Nutrimeals has you covered.
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As the best meal delivery service in Calgary, trust that you’ll only be enjoying the best quality ingredients tailored specifically to your needs. Let us do the prepping for you—order your first meal today!