Meal prepping has become very popular among the health conscious crowd. I am here to tell you that meal prepping isn’t just for healthy eaters. Meal prepping is also great for busy moms and busy families. What is meal prepping exactly? It’s basically preparing your meals ahead of time to save time later or to have a meal on the go.

Meet Stefanie. She has a full-time career, a busy-body two-year-old, and a late night working husband. It was during her third trimester when she decided to give meal prepping a try. With a new baby on the way her main goal was to save time. Now she uses meal prepping has as a convenient way to cook dinner when she short on time and to save money.

It was during her third trimester when she decided to give meal prepping a try. With a new baby on the way, her main goal was to save time. Now she uses meal prepping has as a convenient way to cook dinner when she short on time and to save money.

Here is her quick guide to Meal Prepping 101:

  1. Devise a plan. Decide what you want to cook and decide how you want to cook it later: microwave, crock pot, stove top, or oven.  If you need ideas check Pinterest or Google.
  2. Set aside 2-3 hours on your least busy day. It may seem like a lot of work on the front end but it will save time in the end.
  3. Prep your meals by food type. For example, cook all your chicken meals and then cook all your beef meals.
  4. Place meals in Ziploc bags or foil pans. Be sure to label meal, date, and directions.

Here are some great meal prep ideas: breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, meatballs, lasagna, soups, fajitas, chili, and burgers just to name a few.

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