So, you want to eat clean and see some results but your cooking skills are dismal or your struggling to find time in your hectic schedule to fit both and training and organizing your meals in? Well below are some of my simple tips and tricks to make meal prep not only tasty but fast and convenient.
Beginning with the basics, set aside a time 1-2 x per week to do a food shop, I tend to do the bulk of my food shop on a Saturday afternoon after work and then cook on Sundays. Saturday allows me a small amount of time to organize the food, cut any meat/store foods and then Sunday is left for cooking. When your shopping be sure to read labels and go in with a list so you're not there all day!
All up this would take me about 2-3 hours depending on how much I'm cooking up.
Top tips for meal prepping:
- Always make extra and freeze/refrigerate
- Keep a clean tidy kitchen with lots of space
- Plan before you shop
- Allow time in your week for prep
- Budget ahead of time
- Multi task
- Label and weight foods and also date them when cooked