How to know if Fridge Prepping or Meal Prepping is Right for You



Often times it is explained that meal prepping each week is the best way to save money and eat healthier, but how to do it remains the large question.


Did you know that there are two ways you can prep your food for the week? Fridge prepping or Meal prepping.

Meal Prepping: Is the more traditional version of planning one’s meals. It is when what exact meal you will eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are planned at the beginning of the week and placed together in Tupperware, so it is ready to eat.


Whereas, Fridge Prepping: Is when each individual item is prepared and placed in Tupperware, allowing them to be mixed and matched into various meals throughout the week.

The pro of Meal prepping would include the fact that everything is planned and ready to go. It is thoughtless. Basically at home grab and go food. The con is that often times you are eating the same dish each day at that particular meal time (breakfast, lunch and dinner).


The con of Fridge prepping would be that one would have to still ‘think’ about what to eat or how they want to combine the prep foods; however, the pro of that would be one can have a variety of meals throughout the week by mixing and matching the prepped ingredients.

Both are great options. It comes down to wanting meals ready to go, or the ability to mix and match prepared items.


Overall, food prepping can save you time, money and help you maintain a more nutrient balanced diet. It can even help reduce your stress throughout the work week.


I personally never make food at home. So quarantine has forced me to learn to cook.


Thus, I have spent the last three weeks using both these methods of food prepping. Either way I save a lot of time and money; however, I prefer the fridge prepping method.


The reason, is for me it has felt nice to take breaks from work and go put my meal together, because I do not like eating the same thing every day. With the food all ready to go, I found it really easy to make meals.


On the flip side, there were days having meals placed together and just going and eating was so stress free. But, I did easily get bored and wanted the freedom to mix it up if I felt like it. Fridge prepping gave me that freedom.


Overall, food prepping can save you time, money and help you maintain a more nutrient balanced diet. It can even help reduce your stress throughout the work week.


Do you plan on Meal prepping or Fridge prepping? Which do you prefer? Be sure to let us know and tag us on Instagram with your choice of food prepping.


This article was written by Bethany Nash



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