Whether you're busy the entire day running between your office and meetings, at home taking care of the millions of things that make a home run smoothly, or in a classroom feverishly taking notes for that next exam, the last thing you want to worry about is what you're going to eat for dinner. That's why we've come up with these great tips to make meal prep easy and quick for you busy gals!
1) Plan Your Meals - On Sunday, plan out your next week's meals by jotting them down in a notebook or in a meal planner (check out our cute ones here). These don't have to be home-cooked meals, but having a plan as to what or where you'll eat will help eliminate the dreaded "what should I eat" question and gives you more time to relax and wind down from a long, busy day.
2) Cook For The Week - If you're planning to cook over the weekend, you could cook a little extra and pack it away in the fridge for a few of the following week's meals. Just pop it in the microwave or oven for a few minutes, and you'll have a hot dinner ready to eat.
3) Sous Vide or Slowcook - You may need to be a little more tech savvy to use these, but once you learn how to use them, you'll have delicious food with minimal effort. You can simply throw vacuum sealed bags of pre-seasoned meats and veggies into your sous vide cooking tub, and you'll have a perfectly cooked and tender meal without having to lift a finger. Similarly, throw all your ingredients into a slowcooker and let the machine do the work for you, much like sous vide cooking.
4) Meal Deliveries - With the advent of meal delivery companies, the time it takes to go out and buy groceries has now been eliminated, allowing you to cook meals quickly and enjoy the rest of your night relaxing. Although cooking these delivered meals can still take about an hour, you'll feel much better going out to eat a few days of the week knowing that you cooked at home for the other days.
What's the ultimate goal? To simplify your life one step at a time, so you'll have more time to enjoy each and every moment in your life. Collect small moments.