Easy Meal Prep Ideas And Meal Planning Made Easy

Meal Prep Tips For  Busy Parents

Prep your daily family meals with these Easy Meal Prep Ideas to get you through the week. It’s meal planning made easy! If you haven’t tried it, here’s why you should:

The Benefits:

  • Healthier Option than grabbing fast food especially on busy days
  • Fuss-free meals cooked super fast – Grab, Heat, and Go!
  • Well-portioned meals = less food waste

Image Credits: Green Healthy Cooking 

How To Meal Prep?

Create a menu with meals that everyone in the family loves. Use a meal planner notepad to write down the meals you have planned each day and have a list of your easy meal prep recipes ready. Check your family’s schedule to know which days you only need to prep for. Take note of days when you’ll all be out, so there’ll be no need to have meals prepped. 

personalised name labels

What’s Next?

Now that you have a menu plan ready, it’s time to check your kitchen and pantry for your ingredients. Create a shopping list to note all the things you need to buy for the upcoming week, or if you’re feeling extra organised, get the whole month’s supplies sorted out. This all depends on your schedule and budget, of course! When you’re done with your list, go for your groceries and market run! 

Prep Up!

Set aside half the day for prepping. Post your menu plan on your fridge and use it as a guide to see which ones you’ll need to prep first. Personalise your own pantry labels and have your containers ready and labelled. 

An organised kitchen or prep table helps to quickly grab anything you need like spices and herbs, condiments, etc. Then let the cooking fest begin. Once done, make sure everything is cooled down before you cover all containers.

Image Credits: Womans Day

Store and Label!

Choose the best reusable and freezable containers then use dry erase labels, so you can properly label each meal. Remember to put the date and if it’s cooked or just frozen. Add a name to the meal pack if it’s for someone in the family with a special diet or allergies. Store in chiller or freezer. 

Image Credits L-R: Bright Kids Labels Dry Erase Labels, Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Easy Meal Prep Recipes

Check out more meal prep recipes below:

Freezable Friendly Meals

On The Go Meals

Weekly Meal Prep 

Meal Preps Made Easy

Image Credits: All Womans Talk

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Looking For Easy Meal Recipes For Your Kids?

Check out our Picnic Food Ideas and Easy Camping Meals. You can also teach your kids some Easy Cooking Recipes. We’ve also got Healthy No-Cook Meals for kids you can easily whip up in an instant!

Organising Your Kitchen For Easy Meal Prepping?

Prep and plan all your meals for the family with our dry-erase shopping list and meal planner notepads! We’ve also got our dry-erase labels and markers perfect for all containers! The best part? These are all made for you in Australia and shipped super fast! You’re going to love them!