Why Meal Prep:
When I think of meal prep I immediately think of weight loss, but meal prep has benefits beyond dropping a few pounds.
- Saving Money – No matter what you tell yourself, packing your own lunch is cheaper than takeout. Even if the takeout is $5 a packed lunch is cheaper. Trust me. Portioning your food also saves money – If you take a chili recipe that serves 6 and portion those servings out into 6 containers you won’t eat double the portion without thinking and have to buy more food later.
- Special Diets – If you’re vegan, like me, or subscribe to any other special diet you never have to worry about food meeting your needs.
- Environment – Every time you eat takeout the packaging, bag, utensils, and cup eventually end up in the landfill. Bringing your own lunch to school or work reduces waste and your negative impact on the environment.
- Health – If nutrition is a concern, meal prep insures you always have a healthy meal prepared.