Making Meal Prep Easier for the Week Ahead
During the week, it can be difficult to find the time to make lunch or dinner. This leads many to seek takeout or frozen dinners, which are more convenient, but sometimes far less healthy than home-cooked meals. Finding that balance between convenience and health is crucial, which is why meal prepping is such a viable option for those who want to maintain their health while saving time.
Some may be wondering, “What is meal prep and how do I do it?” Simply stated, meal prepping refers to preparing lunches and dinners for the days ahead to help eliminate the need to cook or find takeout each and every time hunger strikes. Instead, healthy, fresh meals are prepared ahead of time and ready to be reheated in just a few minutes.
For those interested meal prepping, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Keep meals simple – There is no need to overcomplicate things with an elaborate meal. The classic protein, carb, and vegetable combination is tried and true, and dishes such as chicken with broccoli and rice make for great meal prep options.
- Pick a day – One of the best ways to dedicate to meal prepping is to select a day of the week – Sundays are ideal for many people – and make it a part of the weekly schedule.
- Vary storage options – While many immediately think of plastic Tupperware as a means of storage, there are plenty of other great options out there to keep meal prepping interesting and make better use of refrigerator space. For example, mason jar salads and ramekin soups make for fun meal prep ideas.
Meal prepping is simple in the spacious, modern kitchens we have at our apartments in Mount Dora, FL. For information about our community, contact the Veranda Apartment Homes leasing office today.