Why meal prep?

I feel as though meal prep typically gets a bad rap. Because there are so many people that associate meal prep with eating the same meals, deprivation, and not listening to your body. I however, don’t look at my meal preps that way. I focus on creating a variety of meals on Sunday’s, mix it up everyday, I don’t deprive myself, and listen to what my body is craving.

Do I get tired of meal prepping every week?

I am human first! And so the answer is yes I do at times get tired of meal prepping. But for me it is something that works with my lifestyle. I work full time and have a crazy long commute to and from work, so meal prepping is a necessity for me. It is just part of my routine just like cleaning, doing laundry, and working out is.

How do I know what to meal prep?

I always have a plan! I like to have a plan in action before I even start to meal prep. Typically on Saturday’s I will start writing out a menu for the week. Usually it depends on what I have been craving and that’s how I determine the meals I will make.

How long do your meal preps usually take?

I try and keep my meal preps at 2 hours max but it does depend on how much and what I am prepping for the week. Multi-tasking is key with my meal preps. I will strategize to use all my kitchen appliances at once so that all meals get done at the same time and I am not waiting for an appliance to be free.

Do you only cook once on Sunday?

Usually I will cook once on Sunday for about 3-4 days worth of meals. This will include a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack option. Then either on Wednesday night or Thursday I will make a couple quick meals for the remainder of the week.

This weeks meal prep menu:

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Simple Raspberry Chia Jam

Whole30 Chorizo Breakfast Hash

Whole 30 Shrimp Scampi With Zoodles

Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Bread