Tuesday, May 26, 2020
I know most of you are cooking more than normal. Even though I enjoy cooking, I still feel the dread set in around 5:00 when I realize I have people to feed. Also, my energy wanes in the afternoon. I get up with no problem in the morning ready to get my day started. That’s when I have my energy. So, I decided to FINALLY work smarter and not harder and employ morning meal prep strategies. Now, if you aren’t a morning person, you could also do this later in the day or at lunch. You can also prep at night for the next day. The idea is just don’t save all the work for the witching hour. This is especially true if you have little kids. I remember how that was.
The other day I made homemade enchilada sauce in the morning. I actually doubled the recipe and put half in the freezer. This was so easy and it comes from Budget Bytes website, which I had never heard of.
I also started the crockpot on low with about 2 chicken breasts (I should have done more to freeze), water, and taco seasoning.
At 5:00, I only had to assemble.
I also recently cooked up about 4 pounds of ground beef. I made sloppy joe’s, taco meat, and then left some plain for spaghetti. It is so nice to pull that out at 5:00!
I have also boiled my noodles for mac and cheese in the morning recently.
Do you ever do morning meal prep? Or weekly prep? What are your best tips?
2 thoughts on “Morning Meal Prep”
I lose steam quickly if I try to do weekly meal prep. I’m more likely to prep food for the freezer all at once and pull from it as needed over a few months.
I DO usually start dinner around 2-3pm and finish it around 5pm, with a gap in there for playing/walking/etc because otherwise it’s a mad rush at 5pm.
Budget Bytes is fantastic!
Thanks for introducing me to Budget Bytes! That’s a good idea to start during nap!