Tips for meal prep (and life)


A while back I wrote some reviews about some meal planning services that we have tested in our household.  One of my main complaints in any of these meal prep services is that it just takes WAY too long to make the meals.  I’d spend many hours just trying prep everything and it basically meant that I’d be kissing an entire weekend day goodbye.

Well I’m back to say I was wrong–mostly because of this video (the first 2 or 3 minutes will give you the main idea):

In 5 minutes Jamie Oliver cooks a meal that would have taken me 45 minutes–no kidding. I watched that video and knew that my meal prep problems are not about the plans, or the recipes. The problem is that I don’t know what I’m actually doing when I am cooking.

So after watching this I started searching for other videos to teach me more.

The big takeaway for me is that it’s surprising how much easier things can be if you get some help, some coaching from experts. If you can hire an expert, that’s ideal. But you can always find great resources online through YouTube or in books (even for free from the library). You just need to seek it out.

My Takeaways

  • Learn from people who know what they’re doing
  • Learn how to use your knives well for cooking
  • Train yourself to think like a beginner when you’re trying something that’s hard