Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Not only do people who eat breakfast every morning have better luck losing weight, but they are also more productive and less likely to snack on unhealthy food throughout the day.
In our article, we will show you how prepare meals in advance. By preparing your meals in bulk, not only will you save time during the week, but you will also save money. And since breakfast is the meal most people complain about not having enough time for, we couldn’t think of a better meal to share our bulk prep tips.
Step 1: Plan
Decide what you will be eating for the week. If you don’t want to eat the same thing every day, consider choosing two or three recipes and making a few weeks worth of meals in bulk. You can then rotate the dishes, which keeps it much more interesting. Choose recipes that include ingredients you already have at home, or those that are affordable to purchase.
Step 2: Shop
Now that you’ve chosen your recipes, it’s time to shop for ingredients. First, make a list. Then, before you shop, organize a few coupons for the items you plan on buying. Check the circulars and go online to print out even more coupons. This step could save you lots of money long-term. Now it’s time to visit the supermarket. Our top shopping tips are:
- Stick to your grocery list – this will eliminate all impulse spending.
- Buy in bulk – it’s a much cheaper way to buy.
- Buy generic brands – they’re cheaper and just as good.
- Buy discount or sale items – keep an eye out for markdowns in case something you are after is on special.
- Remember your loyalty card – every dollar counts.
Step 3: Prep
This step can take up a bit of time, but think about how great it will be to skip breakfast prep altogether. Make sure you set aside a couple of hours to get all your prep done. We recommend Sunday afternoons – this way, you will be all set for the coming week.