On Sundays, I devote 2-3 hours to meal planning and prepping.
I know, I know. Some of you may be thinking "Ain't nobody got time for that!" But hear me out! If you invest to making a meal plan and prepping it once a week, you will be gaining back time during the week! The planning and prepping is over. Now you just cook and serve! After a long work day, I don't want to invest the time to figure out what to eat and then prepare it. By the time I get home or finish a workout, I want food IN MY BELLY! Without having a meal prepped, it actually causes me stress and unhealthy behaviors with food! Also, it also creates lots of dishes to wash and who really wants to invest extra time doing dishes!? Am I right?
Also, if you haven't noticed, those who maintain good health & fitness are usually meal preppers! Like Cameron Diaz! And that lady is FIT!
I make sure that the dinners I make have at least enough servings to get me & Peter through my lunch the next day. If there are more servings, I freeze them back for a rainy day. Like next week, for example. I have enough leftovers frozen that it will get Peter and I through a week of lunches and dinners. Talk about a mini vacation from cooking! And it's all healthy!!
So yes, you may be investing an hour or two into prepping your meals, but in the end, you are sticking to a meal plan, eating better, and if your lucky enough, may find that it is saving you money on groceries. Despite popular belief, eating healthy doesn't cost more. You just have to plan smart! :)
Do you plan/prep your meals?
Who hates doing the dishes by hand!?
Do you freeze back your leftovers or eat them all before they go bad?