Hey Guys. What's happening? Since you're here, I"m guessing you're interested in learning how to meal prep like a Pro-fessional. Welcome! You've come to the right place. We all know meal prepping can be annoying right? It's just so much work! We know it has to be done but that doesn't make it any less annoying. Today I'll be sharing some tips to help you while meal prepping. Do this and you're well on your way to becoming a Pro.
1. Put together your checklist of Ingredients and tools.
It's important to note down and arrange all the items you would need (down to your seasonings) before you start cooking. After organizing everything, check them on your list to ensure they are complete. This helps to avoid running around looking for items while cooking, as it can throw you off and make you frustrated.
2. Measure out the quantity of food you need.
Measure out the quantity of food you need to prepare. You don't want to cook more than you need and as a result eat more than you're supposed to.
3. Cut, Dice, Slice, Chop, Mix!
I'm sure you get the idea. Cut, Dice, Slice and chop everything you need to. Also whatever needs to be premixed or marinated.
4. Do not try to experiment or try out new recipes!
I'm not against trying out new recipes. But it's advisable to be familiar with the process of the meal you want to prepare. In the process of trying out a new recipe you might make a mistake and the meal won't turn out the way you want. Doing this while meal prepping can set you back and leave you frustrated and that's what we're trying to avoid, frustration and a hot messy kitchen.
5. You do not have to do everything at once.
Cooking large quantities of food can be overwhelming I admit. You don't have to prepare your entire Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks for the week. No you don't, that's a whole lotta work 😥! For starters prep what's most convenient for you. What meal do you feel like "If I don't prep this, I'm more likely to eat the wrong food in place of this" Is it Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. It could even be your snacks. Do you feel like "if I don't prep my Breakfast I'm more likely to eat some biscuits, pies or a big chunk of Agege Bread for breakfast", or "if I don't prep my snacks, there's an 80% chance I'm gonna be drinking a bottle of coke and snacking on some plantain chips while I'm in traffic this evening." Ask yourself those questions and prep for meals that would help you avoid eating unhealthy food.
That's it Guys. I hope I have been able to help you. Follow these few tips and in no time you'll be a Pro at Meal Prepping.