COVID -19 has upended life as we know it. But relax, this blog is not about the latest information onCOVID-19. The best approach now is to focus on things we can do to get through this phase with grit and grace! It is highly recommended that we adhere to a routine, it helpscope with change, navigate stress better, and form healthy habits. Starting your day with an exercise or maybe positive affirmations or making a healthy breakfast, anything that will lead to a nourished feeling can be a part of your routine. It includesmeal prepas well!
If you've been putting off meal prepping plans for a while, NOW is the time to begin it. If you are surprised, here are the reasons,
Why should you get started withmeal prepping right away?
Literally, every one of us is experiencing this new item on the stress list, yes you guessed it right – grocery shopping. Unavailability of certain items, reserving a time slot to get an online order, fear of getting infected when shopping, all of these have made this ubiquitous chore into a nightmare! But, amidst all this, there is some good news -Meal prepping! The fact that many people are now turning tomeal prep plans as solace is a testimony to its efficacy.
Those that are already intomeal prepping appreciate its practicality, as it helps navigate theCOVID-19 pandemic with less stress. There are many logical reasons to start ameal prep; we are listing the top three here,
Encourages planning: When you start withmeal prepping, it calls for careful planning, which means you need to make a list of items to make your meal. Given the crazy situation now, it is a good idea to work with a flexible inventory of things and choose healthier options. Another crucial component ofmeal prep is that it helps you work with your budget.
Less hassle when you work from home: A healthy meal prep idea makes work from home less stressful. With so many of us, home-bound due to social distancing measures, we are pushed to plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Meal prepping, allows you to schedule a week's or fortnightly or even month's worth of meals to be cooked and stored. Needless to say, it will be a time-saver, given that most of us are home-bound or work from home.
Helps you eat healthily: It is so easy to fall prey to processed and quick-to-cook processed foods at this time. If you have a meal prep plan in place, you will stick to a healthy eating plan. Ensure that your plan accommodates all age groups and make room for snacks too!
Above all, you can avoid unnecessary trips to grocery stores around this time. Keep in mind, when you stay home, you save lives!
If you are new tomeal prep,want meal prep ideas, or want to know where to begin, be sure to check out our previous blogs.
Stay home, be well!
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