Ultimate Meal Prep for Beginners Guide
Are you a beginner at meal prep? Or, just struggling to make it simple and easy? Let’s go back to basics with the Ultimate Meal Prep for Beginners Guide!
Why should I meal plan?
If you are new here, or maybe just getting started on meal planning, you may be wondering why? I mean, how hard can it be to throw together a little dinner every night, right? Well, chances are if you found me, you are already thinking that there must be a better way. And there is! I’ve tried all sorts of meal plans, meal prep, you name it methods and have finally figured out something important. It could be a lot of work, but given the right recipes, the right methods and a little organization, meal planning and prepping can make your life better.
At the start of the new year, I did a post about the Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Meal Prep. I won’t rehash every detail here, since you can just go read that post, but instead, let’s just do a quick recap:
- Save time
- Spend more time with your family
- Eat healthier
- Save money
- Reduce stress
Who wouldn’t want to improve these things in their life? But getting started? That’s another story! So today, I’m here to talk about a quick and simple list of ways to get started with meal planning.
Meal Planning for Beginners (or those who want to start over)
At the end of the day, my most important piece of advice would be to find an organization system that works for you. Know that you will need a little time set aside, but once you have a system in place, it will all go quickly.
Another pro tip: if it’s available, use grocery delivery! I often sit down With my recipes in the evening while I’m watching TV, and load up my on-line shopping cart for delivery the next day. When I don’t have to drag my kids to the store, I consider that a huge win!
Have questions? Leave a comment, e-mail me, or better yet, try out my meal plan service. You can sign-up for only $1 for your first week to try it out! A few of the things I’ve included there to get you started are:
- videos to walk you through getting started and taking a tour of all of the site functions
- printable calendars
- cooking guides
- supply resources
- freezing guides
- and more!