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The Careerist: A Case for Meal Prep

BodyAlyssa Davis
Photo by Ella Olsson on Unsplash

Photo by Ella Olsson on Unsplash

"My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles

Prepping for Success

Two words. Meal Prep. We know you've heard it a million and one times from every health guru in the book, but there's a reason for that. It works (and no we're not talking about the wraps your Facebook friends are trying to sell you).

  • You're saving money by planning out what you're going to make beforehand, instead of doing that 5:30pm "I'm absolutely starving, so I'll take one of everything" grocery run or the "I didn't pack anything, so I'm going out to lunch for the third time this week" restaurant run.

  • You're saving time by making 4-5 different meals in one fell swoop – which is again saving money because as you know, time is money.

  • You're saving calories because oh yea, you actually know what's going into your mouth and as an added plus, portion control. And, you're starting your week off right with a little time in the kitchen practicing your creativity and organizational skills.

Throw on some jams and get to cooking for the week. You might find that it's actually relaxing. In fact, studies support that notion. Psychologists told the Wall Street Journal that cooking and baking decrease depression by "increasing goal-oriented behavior and curbing procrastination." We always knew cooking and happiness were synonymous, and when you're sick of chicken breast, asparagus, and rice, check out some of our Workwellers’s recipe blogs:

Oh, and find a way to recycle that old-school Tupperware. We love the meal cubes from Wean Green.