7 Benefits of Meal Prepping
Meal prepping can be a great tool to ease the stress and mental load around meal time. Forecasting your food for the week enables you to stay on track without having to make meal-time decisions every day. If you're looking for motivation to get started, we've compiled 7 of our top benefits for incorporating meal prepping in your goals for staying on track with your nutrition. You can even get the whole family involved to make it fast and fun!
- Save Time During the Week
Planning and prepping your meals for the week can shave hours off your weekly routine and help you stay on track with ready to assemble or pre-portioned meals.
- Manage Proportions Easier
Meal prepping enables you to achieve the exact proportions you need without the hassle or added time crunch during the week. Pre-portioned prep can help ensure you're reaching your protein and produce goals throughout the day!
- Reduce Decision Fatigue
When the dreaded "what's for dinner?" question looms, knowing you've prepped a meal that is ready to go and fits your goals eases the stress of meal-time decisions, and takes the guesswork out of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Decrease Eating Out
When your meals are planned for the week, the necessity for eating out decreases. The lunch-time crunch for a quick meal is replaced with one that was made with your goals in mind. This can also help your budget as you save money eating out less!
- Create a More Enjoyable Relationship with Your Meals
Meal prepping requires you to think and prepare your food with more intention. This can help create a stronger and healthier relationship around meal time and avoid mindless snacking and quick-fix eating habits.
- Waste Less Food
With food forecasting for the week, you are more likely to enjoy the foods you have planned and prepped for, while letting less go to waste.
- Stress Less about Finding Healthy Options
When your meals are prepping with intention, the mental load and stress around finding healthy options in a bind can be replaced with peace of mind!
Schedule an appointment with one of our registered dietitians for more in depth meal prep ideas and personalized nutrition that fits your goals!