Here at Big Sis, we’re busy gals. Some of us run businesses, others have kids to raise and the committed ones do both!
But here’s the thing: between iced lattes and marketing meetings, the last thing we need is skipping meals or spending money on take-out every single day.
This is why we’re obsessed with meal prepping and you’re about to be too…
Meal prepping is about making savvy choices that pay off later on. It's not just another trend – it's about gaining control over your nutrition, time and life.
If you aren’t convinced yet, here are 5 reasons why you should try meal prep (and thank us later!):
Never say “I don’t have time” when it comes to eating healthy (or eating at all!) again.
By setting aside 1-2 hours on the weekend to prepare meals you love, you’ll save countless hours in the kitchen during the week.
Deciding what you would like to eat in advance can also streamline grocery shopping. Instead of spending time roaming the aisles thinking about what items you may need, you can head to the supermarket with a shopping list and be in and out much more quickly.
Meal prepping helps you save on your grocery bill.
Having your food for the week ready to go will help you avoid getting takeout and never have to think about what you should have for lunch. This is especially important if you’re working long hours or you’re out and about all day!
What goes into your body matters and with meal prepping, you decide what's on the menu.
In our experience, after a very long day, the temptation of ordering fast food on your way home can be very high. Preparing your meals beforehand (when you’re relaxed on the weekend), will help you remember your goals and stay healthy.
Reduce the stress of cooking last minute
Raise your hand if, after a very long day, all you want to do is relax on the couch 🙋♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏾♀️
Especially during busy weekdays when the last thing you want to do is chop veggies!
Having a meal ready to go will allow you to relax and recharge before going to bed.
Avoid food wastage
Meal prepping isn't just about selecting your favourite foods; it's also about getting a grip on portion control to match your appetite. This means less food waste and fewer chances of overindulging, keeping your health and the environment in harmony.
When you hit the grocery store with your shopping list, you’re likely to avoid those tempting, unnecessary impulse buys. Less of those last-minute, throwaway purchases means more savings in your wallet and less waste in your pantry.
Enjoy stress-free meals with meal prepping
At the end of the day, meal prepping is about making your life easier. If you find yourself snacking, ordering take-out or just dragging yourself in the kitchen at the end of a busy day, then meal prepping will be perfect for you!
Consider it your secret weapon for busy lives! We promise you'll love the convenience, flavours and savings it brings to your plate.