6 Benefits of Meal Prep

1. Saves money
Plan several days of meals. You will less likely be tempted to eat something else if you plan ahead and organised. Make a grocery list and stick to it to avoid buying extra food.
Save leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer.

2. Saves time
It might seem like grabbing something to eat at the local supermarket or driving to get take-out at the closest restaurant might be a quick solution when you’re in a hurry. In reality, many times it can be much faster to cook something at home, especially when you plan ahead. Choose recipes that you can cook in bulk and freeze.

3. Healthier ingredients
Many commercially prepared foods are high in fat, salt, and sugar. When we prepare our own food, we know exactly which ingredients and how much of each, is going into our food.

4. Avoid food allergies and sensitivities
Preparing your food at home can be especially beneficial if you or a family member has a food allergy. Because you are in control in your own kitchen, you can reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.

5. Portion control
Prepping our meals at home helps regulate portion sizes and eliminates unnecessary temptations. Many restaurants and fast food joints offer portions that are much larger than necessary. And the problem is, when food is in front of you, chances are you’ll eat it.

6. Brings family together
Involving your children in food preparation (maybe by asking them to read the recipe out loud or mix ingredients) is not only a fun thing to do but also a great way to teach them healthy eating habits.

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