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Our #1 Best Meal Prep Hack

  February 23, 2021  |    #Live Fabulously

Cook once, eat many (and save money) with this meal prep hack

Back when we were amassing $51K in credit card debt, we spent as much as $400 a week at the grocery store and another $400 a week on dining out. But now that we batch our meal prep, we have reduced both our food spending and our waistlines!

 Hear how this hack can help you be healthier

Try our go-to meal prep hack

On this episode of Queer Money®, we share the benefits of our cook-once-eat-many strategy, explaining how batch cooking can save you a lot of time and money. We discuss how batch cooking leads to healthier eating and allows for more variety, introducing you to some of our favorite dishes to cook once and eat many times. Listen in for insight around the tools we use for batching our meal prep and learn how YOU can be happier, healthier and wealthier with the cook-once-eat-many strategy!

Topics covered on meal prep hacks

How batching your meal prep saves you a TON of money

  • Avoid spending $50 to $100 at the store for a single meal
  • Quick casual takeout 3x per week = $5K per year

How batching your meal prep saves time in the long run

  • Invest time once, make multiple quick & easy meals
  • Takes < time to heat prepared meal than do takeout

How batching your meal prep leads to healthier eating

    • Don’t always make the healthiest choices when eating out
    • The tendency to eat more or waste food at the restaurant
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How batching your meal prep allows for more variety

  • Freeze meals and eat over course of several weeks
  • Out of 14 lunches and dinners, < 1/3 same thing

Our favorite tools for batching your meal prep

  1. Crockpot
  2. Large stock pots
  3. Glass containers or Tupperware
  4. Large Pyrex glass dishes

Our favorite meals to cook once and eat many times

  • Chili and soups
  • Mujadara
  • Rotisserie chicken

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