By Lauren Weaver, Texas A&M Intern
Edited by Andi Champion, CHEF
Trying to keep on track with your health goals while juggling your family’s schedule can seem like an impossible task. By the time everyone is home for the day, cooking a full meal is the last thing anyone wants to do. For many of us, home-cooked meals fall by the wayside, often replaced with eating out which is expensive and not nearly as nutritious. The good news is, there’s a solution that can save you so much time and money –meal prepping!
What is Meal Prepping?
Basically, meal prepping is just preparing your meals ahead of time. It’s efficient because everything is being done at once, so it can be a huge time-saver.
You can prep as few or as many meals and ingredients as your family needs. If you just want to prep breakfast and lunch to save time in the mornings, you can do that. Or if you don’t want to have to come home and cook, you can just make dinners. You can even prep part of a meal such as pre-chopping the vegetables or pre-cooking grains or protein so that there’s less to do when you get home.
One last tip: Meal prepping is a great way to get the entire family engaged in the kitchen. With so many foods being prepared, there’s a job for everyone and it helps you get it all done even faster!