Over the past few years, the cult of meal preparation has taken over the internet. On Instagram alone, you can find 9.4 million posts on Instagram tagged #MealPrep. If you are interested in seeing what the meal prep trend is all about, check out the infographic guide below.
What is Meal Preparation?
Meal preparation is all about taking a more strategic, organised and efficient approach to eating. Meal preparation essentially boils down to three steps:
- Select recipes for the week ahead
- Purchase ingredients for the chosen recipes
- Pre-prepare portions of each meal for the week ahead in bulk
To the uninitiated, meal prep can seem like a drawn-out and time-consuming chore. However, once you get into the routine of it you will soon find that investing a little time at the start of the week will result in much time saved before and after work.
What are the Benefits of Meal Preparation?
This strategic approach to food allows you to be more efficient in a wide range of areas. Proponents of meal prep say it can really help to cut costs, reduce food waste and save time. Meal prep is also very popular among wellness experts who claim that it can help you be healthier and lose weight by through its focus on portion control and establishing a good balance of nutrients. What’s more, you are also far less likely to order takeout if you know that you already have a nutritious dinner prepared at home.
Apps to Help You Get Started On Your Meal Prep Journey
Fortunately, there are plenty of apps available to help you get started on your meal prep journey. For a list of the best meal planning apps check out this infographic from Lakeshore Convention Centre which takes you through all the must-have nutrition apps to help you stay on the straight and narrow!
Sanjay Agnihotri is Marketing Manager at Lakeshore Convention Centre. He is passionate about healthy eating and regularly creates content about it.