How to Meal Prep — A Beginner’s Guide

Curated by Olivia

With the busy fall season beginning, save some time by meal prepping. Meal prepping is the concept of preparing whole meals or dishes ahead of schedule. Since it requires you to determine what to eat ahead of time, meal prepping may lead to more nutritious meal choices over the long term.

Meal prepping is particularly popular amongst busy people because it can save a lot of time. 

Having pre-prepared meals on hand can reduce portion size and help you reach your nutrition goals. This way, you’re less likely to reach for TV dinners or takeout, especially when you’re overwhelmed or exhausted. By planning ahead, it may lead to more nutritious meal choices.

Despite what people may think, there are various ways to meal prep — not all of which involve spending a whole Sunday afternoon cooking dishes for the week to come. You can choose methods that work best for you. 

Explore the most important principles of meal prepping and break down the process into a few simple steps.

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