After a long day of being your best self, you might not always have the energy to cook dinner. This can lead to eating out or ordering in — and we all know how hard it is to track nutrients from recipes you didn’t cook yourself. Not to mention, meal prepping is the king of portion control!
Whether you’re trying to take care of your cholesterol, lose weight, or gain weight, meal prepping for dinner is a smart way to meet your goals.
What should I meal prep for dinner?
Outside of the vegan recipes we’re sharing below, chicken is a top and favorite meal prepping ingredient — made into different types of bowls or salads. Some popular meal prep dinner recipes are
How long does food stay good when you meal prep?
As long as you refrigerate it, most foods will hold for seven days. However, the taste lasts best for up to four days. Most meats like chicken last no more than 4 days.
What’s the best way to meal prep?
If you’re going after a strict diet where every meal is prepared, try doing it twice a week, say Sundays and Wednesdays, depending on your work schedule. Meal prepping twice a week may seem like a lot, but it’s ultimately a lot less than cooking twice a day.