With our hectic schedules, taking the time to cook healthy meals can fall pretty far down on the overflowing to-do list. We want to feed our family nutritious foods, but we struggle to find the time to fit it in. It can be tempting to turn to pre-packaged meals or to eat out, but perhaps we need to rethink our meal prep strategy.
What do you love most about leftovers? For the majority of us, the big appeal of leftovers is that they are easy to heat and eat. It takes minimal time and dirtying of dishes to put together a delicious leftover meal.
Have you ever considered applying that same approach to all of your meals? If you look at your schedule and dedicate one day or evening a week to meal prep, you can cook the bulk of your meals for the entire week.
Setting time aside frees you from the nightly grind of deciding what to make for dinner. You can meal plan, do grocery shopping, cook, and clean up the kitchen all at one time.
Once the meals are prepped, store the first 2-3 days’ worth of meals in the refrigerator and the rest in the freezer with the date and contents labeled.
Now all you will have to do is heat and eat for the entire week. No more coming home from a long day at work and having to cook dinner. You will free up time to enjoy fun activities like bowling with your kids.
Get started by putting together a collection of healthy freezer-friendly dishes.