“Spending more time at home preparing meals is associated with several indicators of a better diet, such as eating more fruits and vegetables. Conversely, spending less than an hour a day preparing food at home is associated with eating more fast food and spending more money eating out.”
Those individuals that work a full time position outside of the home spend less hours preparing meals. People that don’t have time to prep their meals, tend to eat out, buy fast food or eat food that is already prepared to eat at home.
What better way to save time, eat healthier and save money, then by meal prepping a few of your meals for the week.
Some of the benefits of meal prepping:
- It saves you time
- It helps you stay on track with eating healthy
- It answers the question, “What’s for dinner?”
- It eliminates the stress of trying to figure out what to cook
- Helps you to add variety what your meals
- It can make grocery shopping easier
- Helps to avoid fast food
- Helps in reaching your fitness and weight loss goals
- Saves you money
- Helps to regulate your metabolism