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Meal Prepping for the New Year

posted on January 12th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

I think we can all relate that life is busy! We are all caught up with work, school, the kids, and other mundane tasks, such as getting an oil change or cleaning house. All this busy stuff often hinders our passionate intentions for taking on healthy eating habits for the New Year. We take shortcuts (enter fast food) in planning dinner, and grab a doughnut in the morning while telling ourselves “just this once!” Don’t let these plan-b options turn your resolutions upside down. Plan ahead with a meal prep program!

Meal prep is about planning ahead for healthy eating. With a meal prep program, all of the work is done at the beginning of the week (the best time is on Sundays). It’s more cost effective and can be a fun event shared with friends or a “prep partner.” The idea is to create large batch meals and perfect portions to last you throughout the week. This way, you’ll have all your meals cooked, conveniently packaged, and ready-to-grab as you fly out the door.

Meal prep starts with having the right vessel or container. Our Kitchens Department has a fantastic offering of meal prep containers and food storage. The Bentology line of portion perfect containers is great for rationing out your food prep with a focus on weight loss, and our Klip It line offers a large selection of all food storage containers and shaker bottles.

You can easily find great resources online for meal prep menus and recipes, such as those found on Bentology’s Pinterest Board, or any other meal prep search on Pinterest.

Below are a few of our favorite Instagram users that are passionate about meal prepping and provide great menus and recipes! Follow these accounts for daily inspiration.

Meal Prep Mondayshttps://www.instagram.com/mealprepmondays/

Meal Prep on Fleekhttps://www.instagram.com/mealpreponfleek/

Meal Prep Dailyhttps://www.instagram.com/MealPrepDaily/

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To round out your healthy meals, visit our Produce Department’s Chop Shop for a wide variety of freshly prepped fruits, vegetables, salsas, dips, and more. These would be a great addition to your perfectly portioned meals. We wish you the best in your meal prep efforts; please share your experiences or favorite recipes with us below.

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