Want to know how to cook faster? It all starts with efficient meal prep! These meal prep tips are super simple and practical.
Prep Dish founder Allison Schaaf shares her best tips for efficient meal prep today. Even little time savings really add up from week to week!
Here are the meal prep tips:
Stop and Think: Take a moment before you begin and think through what you need to get done and what will take the most time. If something needs to bake for an hour, start with that right away!
Batch Wherever Possible: Wash Everything at Once! To maximize efficiency, wash all of your produce at once before you start chopping, instead of going back and forth to the sink.
Set Up Your Station: Gather everything you need (trash can or compost, meal prep container, cutting board, knife). This is not only more efficient, it feels much calmer.
Efficient Grocery Shopping: How many times per week do you grocery shop? Is there a way you could eliminate one of those shopping trips, or switch to grocery delivery? Could you outsource grocery shopping? Is there something you can bulk purchase to shorten your weekly grocery list?
Set Aside Time: Make sure you actually schedule time for meal prep, rather than hoping available time will pop up. This will help ensure you’re calm and prepared for meal prep, which is both more efficient and much more pleasant.
A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place: Meal prep (and life!) is so much more efficient if you can immediately find everything you need.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
Get your free trial HERE for two weeks of free meal plans!