I love sharing ways to help make your life easier so you can achieve balance and not feel overwhelmed by all the things you have to do on a daily basis.
I know meal prep is a hot topic of conversation, and rather than just sharing my tips today, I asked members of The Balanced Life Team to share their best meal prep tips with you! It’s always nice to hear ideas from different perspectives and those in different stages of life, so keep scrolling to read our best meal prep tips. 🙂
“After grocery shopping, I immediately wash and chop all of the produce that I want to have on hand for quick recipes, meals and snacks. Soaking fruit in a big bowl of cold water with a tiny bit of vinegar helps to kill bacteria growth, so they keep longer in the fridge. Important tips to make sure foods stays fresh: allow to air dry on the counter for a few hours, use high-quality glass food storage containers, and include a layer of paper towels to catch extra moisture if needed.”
“Snacks! I like to wash and prep some veggies (carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and bell pepper slices), as well as fruits (blueberries, sliced strawberries, kiwi slices, watermelon chunks, etc.) to have on hand for snacks and quick lunches for myself and my kiddos.”
“Let go of the all or nothing mentality. If you can’t meal prep and plan for every meal that week, that’s okay! Choose what’s most necessary for you and your family. For me, that’s breakfast. I’m not an early riser, so I am usually looking for something quick and nutritious that doesn’t take a lot of time. I prep healthy muffins, a breakfast casserole, or just smoothie ingredients on Sunday, so my weekday mornings are more enjoyable.”
“My husband and I make meal planning a family activity! We sit down on Saturday to plan our meals and make a grocery list. We love going to the grocery store together, we can tag team the list and pick out special treats together. That way, we get a chore done while spending quality time together.”
We would also love to hear from you! If you have some tips that have helped you plan ahead and avoid stress during the week when it comes to meals, please share in the comments. 🙂
And, if you are looking for more inspiration, check out the blog posts below with some delicious recipes to help you plan your week:
Here’s to a stress free, meal-prepped week!