Meal prepping is a fantastic way to get organised and start your week off on a healthy note. Cooking nutritious meals each day throughout the week is often unrealistic, especially for those of us who also cook for a family. For this reason, preparing your meals for the week ahead of time can help you make better food decisions and ensure that you have a hearty, healthy meal ready even on the days that you don’t want to cook.

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Keep reading for some of our tips on how to get started with meal prepping:

Stock up on containers

Airtight containers to store your prepped meals will help to maintain the taste and freshness of your meals. From plastic to glass, there are a number of options for you to choose from depending on your needs and budget.

Start by prepping one mealtime

Which meal do you struggle the most with during the week? For some, having a healthy breakfast is difficult when you’re rushing to get to work on time. For others, cooking dinner at the end of a busy day feels like an impossible task. Start small by choosing one meal to prep for over the course of the week.

Choose the day to do your meal prepping

For many people, Sunday is their chosen day for meal prepping due to it being the weekend and the day before the work week begins. You might find, however, that a Wednesday or a Thursday works best as your meal prep day. There is no correct day, only what fits in best with your lifestyle.

Buy a new cookbook

An important part of making healthy food choices is looking forward to what you will be eating. Try prepping meals from a new cookbook and experiment with ingredients that you don’t often eat. Variety is the spice of life!

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