At NextGeneration Nutrition, we are firm believers in the power of meal prepping!
We know that meal planning and prepping can seem like a pretty overwhelming task. At NextGeneration Nutrition, we are here to show you that it doesn’t have to be! Meal prepping can be an excellent tool for you to improve your health while saving time and money (win-win!). To reap all of these benefits, it is important to consider your strategy and find your rhythm- and we want to help! Check out our Meal Prep 101 Tips and some healthy meal prep recipes below.
MEAL PREPPING 101 TIPS
Go to the grocery store weekly! Make sure to come prepared with a list so you can be in and out quickly and to be sure you get everything you need in one trip. This will also ensure that you have healthy food around the house on a daily basis. It is also a great idea for those on a busy schedule to choose one day per week to do all the planning, shopping/ordering, chopping, and cooking for the week.
Multitask. Cooking stovetop items (e.g. hard-boiled eggs, quinoa, rice, soups) at the same time as baking veggies in the oven, using the blender for salad dressing, etc. Use your time wisely!
Start small. Don't try to prep too many different meals for the entire week the very first time you meal prep. Start with one or two recipes and work your way up. Meal prepping is all about making it work for you!
Make meals in jars. Jar meals are a great way to create easy meals and snacks that can be for on the go. For example, try out some chia seed pudding, guac, or overnight oats recipes.
Maximizing time in the kitchen by creating multiple servings. Always cook more than you need for one meal so that you can enjoy it two or three times afterward and you won't have to spend too much time in the kitchen.
Have fun! Meal prepping doesn't have to be tedious... Cook with a friend or partner! Turn on some music, make your favorite foods, and have some fun.
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Jessica Mantell M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.
CEO & Founder of NextGeneration Nutrition
NextGeneration Nutrition believes that better health should be accessible to everyone and that we all are able to improve our health through good nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle change. We do not support setting shame-based goals but encourages embracing our bodies, genetics, and personality. Our philosophy is abandoning the “One Size Fits All” mentality to create a personalized wellness plan based on your biological makeup and your lifestyle.
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