Lets talk meal prep! It seems that there’s a misconception that meal prep consists of old/boring food and you hate your life the entire time you’re eating it. That honestly sounds like an excuse, to me, that lazy people make to get out of prepping and to get out of eating their meals according to their plan. Don’t get me wrong- if you have the time and desire to make all your meals real time- more power to you! I just know for us and the majority of my followers, that’s not conducive to our lifestyle. Let’s go over meal prep benefits:
• Saves time and money. It took me 45 minutes to prep the pancake muffins and chili. But guess what? That’s a total of about 15 meals so it averages out to 3 minutes per meal to cook. 180 seconds! That’s it! Plus, having prepped food eliminates any sort of excuse to deviate from your plan. Why would you go out to eat when you’ve already bought and prepped the food in your fridge?
• Which brings me to my second point- you’ll be much more likely to stay on your diet if all you have to do is throw your meal in the microwave and wait for it to heat up
• Meal prep doesn’t have to be chicken and brown rice (in fact, I’ve never prepped that). Meal prepping can include virtually anything! Just make enough of it and portion it out (I’ve got a YouTube video on how to accurately count recipe macros)
• Back to the money thing- it will save you so much money it’s not even funny! Each muffin cost $.20 to make and each serving of chili cost $1. THATS IT!! When you prep and buy in bulk, it helps so much with your budget! So $1 for incredible chili where you control the ingredients or $10 for a meal at a fast food restaurant that arguably shouldn’t even be called food
• Josh and I will eat 3-4 of our meals a day and supplement a protein shake for 1-2 meals a day (also, a great money saver)
I included my sweet treat last night: protein peanut butter s’mores pizookie! This recipe can be found on my blog where the venison pancake muffins, chili, and lobster Mac can all be found in my cook book available on wildgamewildgains.blogspot.com
Also- I recommend prepping food for 3-4 days at a time so you’ll need to prep twice a week. It gets easier!