7 Meal Prepping Hacks
Updated: Apr 18
Food waste and going out to eat contributes to money that is unnecessarily spent. Whether cooking for a family, or just for yourself, meal prepping is a tool you can use to keep you on track, accountable, and that helps your wallet. If you’re tired of wasting money on groceries that you toss each week, are sick of spending your money going out to eat when it doesn’t move you towards your goals, or if you’re the kind of person who just goes out because you are too hungry to wait for dinner (we’ve all been there!), these might just help with your meal time woes.
Here are 7 easy steps to start you off building your meal prepping habit.
Set a budget each week for groceries and, as closely as possible, stick with it. This could help you from making impulse purchases.
Keep recipes of foods you enjoy handy. For example, have your favourite online recipe sites favourited.
Use a meal planning template and write it out. *Included in our meal planning and prep workshop*
Choose meals that you can use for either leftovers for the next day or use similar ingredients for other recipes to reduce waste.
Make a grocery list based off of the recipes and serving size for your life. Use your grocery list and don’t add last minute items into your cart.
If you are short on time and have the extra income, shop online or hire a grocery store service to deliver your groceries to your house.
Actually do the meal plan. Set it in your calendar, make it a priority. A lot of people talk about meal prepping but don’t put action towards it and end up hungry and decide at the last minute to go out and waste food they’ve already purchased, continuing to waste their hard-earned money.
These simplified steps will help you get started.
If you are interested in learning more about Meal Planning, sign up for our second annual Meal Planning Workshop on May 29th at 9:00 AM.