Healthy Meals Ready When You Are
Let’s face it. Planning and cooking meals every single night can be a chore! That’s probably why meal prepping—or making and storing multiple portions of a dish ahead of time—has become so popular.
And there’s more to the trend than just pretty pics of neatly stacked, identical containers on Instagram. Here are some benefits of meal prepping, along with three recipes that are easy to cook in large batches to refrigerate or freeze.
Better for Your Body
By planning ahead, you’re better prepared to use healthier ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Research even tells us that people who plan meals tend to eat a wider variety of foods, leading to better nutrition. Also, you’re in control! You portion meals at a time when you’re not hungry so it’s easier to stick to health goals.
Easier on Your Schedule
With meals ready to go when you are, there is less stress on getting dinner on the table after a hectic day. When you hear the question, “What’s for dinner,” you’ll know the answer! Another win? Prepping meals in advance gives you opportunities to look for the best deals when grocery shopping.
Make More with Recipe Magic
For meal prepping, you want to make recipes in bigger batches, right? But it can be a pain to ‘upsize’ the recipe, calculating every ingredient. Good news, all of these recipes (and hundreds more) have a PrepWizard tool built right in, to do the calculations for you. Just change the number of servings on the recipe and the ingredient amounts are re-calculated and ready to go. Bonus: If you want to halve the recipe, it will do that, too!
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.