Top 5 Reasons to Start Meal Prepping Today!

Meal Prepping is your solution to making life just that much easier! We are sharing the Top 5 Reasons to Start Meal Prepping Today! This healthy habit may be the secret that you are looking for, and we want to let you know that it is well worth the effort. Your Sunday will never be the same, and your busy week has nothing on you when it comes to the food department.


Reason #1: 

Promotes better health! It goes without saying that when you meal prep healthy meals for the week, you will be more likely to stay on track when trying to eat healthily. Meal prepping really does set the tone for how your week will be and starting it off with a healthy whole food plant-based meal will help you feel great and on track! Not only will meal prepping help with your efforts of creating better eating habits and a balanced diet, but you will definitely find yourself having more food variety in your week. Which we find makes eating healthy, exciting and never dull or bland! 

If you are looking for a guide to figure out how to start meal prepping today, definitely check-out our friend Richmond’s post which lays out an excellent beginners guide. 

Reason #2: 

Reduce food waste. You will quickly start to cut down your food waste when you get organized with planning and prepping your meals. Before leaving your house to go pick up groceries, we highly recommend taking an audit of your fridge and pantry. This will help you take stock of what you already have and enables you to avoid buying anything you don’t need. When eating a whole food plant-based diet, you will be buying produce that’s fresh, and this allows you to only purchase what you need till the following week. Also, a helpful tip to reduce waste, you can freeze any leftover veggies, throw leftover greens in your smoothie and make hearty fall soups with scraps.

Reason #3:

Saves you time! What if I told you that you can make your hectic work week that much more relaxed and stress-free by simply meal prepping your meals? It would be pretty amazing, wouldn’t it now? That’s why I really urge you to give it a go. We recommend picking Sunday or an evening each week to prepare all your meals ahead of time. In only a number of hours, you can have all of your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the week prepared. This will save you a lot of effort thinking about what to have for dinner and save time making your lunches in the morning and waiting in the take-out lines.

Meal prepping ahead of time will free up your busy schedule to spend time with your loved ones, fluffy friends (a.k.a., Tut) and maybe even time to take up a new hobby! Your going to feel very accomplished and motivated to continue on this meal prep journey when you discover all the available free time you’ll have as a consequence.

Reason #4:

Save money! This is a significant benefit you will see when you start meal prepping. When you go into the grocery store with a plan, you’re likely to stick to the grocery list and not go over budget.

In the past, I would have not bought enough food for my week and always ended up spending tons of money on eating out. This no longer happens because I’m now organized and prepared when I head to the grocery store. When you scroll through your transactions and add up how many times you eat out and how much money in a month you’ve spent, you may be blown away by it all. Just imagine all the money that you’ll be saving. 

Reason #5:

We do all the leg work! Every week on the Plant Ahead Meal Prep Program, we cook up a variety of healthy whole food plant-based meals that you will love! No more spending hours researching what to cook for the week or eating the same meals on repeat, we’ve got you covered!

When you sign up for the Plant Ahead Meal Prep Program you get access to a database of whole-foods, plant-based meal plans. All the plans are simple and contain 6-7 plant-based recipe ideas to get you through the workweek. A new plant-based meal plan comes out every single week to keep you inspired and motivated! We also, make sure to include macro info to fit into your goals! Not to mention a fantastic PDF shopping list you can take with you to the grocery store. What can I say we just want to make this easy for you! 

If you haven’t already got on the bandwagon, we hope that these top 5 reasons to start meal prepping have made you motivated and feeling like you can take your evenings back, save money and inspired to try out a plant-based recipe or two! Feel free to check out the Plant Ahead Meal Prep Program. 

Sources: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2017/03/20/meal-prep-planning/

 

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