This is the third post in a series on how to prepare your dinner ahead of time. You can read the other posts below:
Today in Post 3 I’m going to share with you my favorite resources for meal prepping. There are a ton of cook books and online resources for finding recipes to use for your meal prepping. Just do a simple search for meal prepping or freezer meals and you’ll come back with a ton of results. But rather than you having to look through all that, I wanted to share with you my personal favorite resources. I still do some online looking for recipes, but these three resources are my go to for preparing my weekly meals!
My two favorite cook books:
These two cook books are fantastic! Many people say to me “oh you must do a lot of casseroles since you meal prep.” Not true! There are a few casseroles in these cook books, but the majority are not! They also include breakfast foods, appetizers, soups and even breads! Every recipe I have tried has been delicious! The reason I mention these cook books is not just for the recipes, but they also include a chapter on HOW to do meal prep, and the recipes are already measured for 1 meal or multiple meals so in case you want to make 3 of the same dinners, you don’t have to figure out the recipe measurements in your head; it’s already done for you! If you are thinking of getting a new cook book, I highly recommend both of these!
The last resource that I recently came across and am loving is the 5 Dinners in 1 Hour website. Some people like to do several weeks of meal prepping at one time, but I like to cook, so I usually do my prepping once a week. 5 dinners-in-1 hour is a make ahead meal planning service. Each subscription includes simple make ahead meal plans for effortless weeknight dinners. This neat site sends you a month’s worth of recipes that can be made weekly and kept in the fridge, or can be frozen. Included is a handy dandy shopping list for each week, so you can ‘pantry shop’ and check off the items you already have! They provide a classic menu, but if you want to do clean eating or gluten-free those are menu options as well. You can check out the 5 Dinners in 1 Hour website by clicking HERE!
I hope you enjoyed this series on Meal Prepping! Check back soon for some of my favorite freezer meal recipes! If you have a favorite freezer meal recipe, feel free to share it in the comments below!