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Weekly Food Prep: Stay on Budget and On Track

Weekly Food Prep: Stay on Budget and On Track

February 11, 2013

The Organic Prepper

When I worked outside the home, Sunday afternoon was always dedicated to weekly food prep.  It was absolutely necessary to be able

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to juggle all of my responsibilities during the week ahead.  Now that I work from home, I usually break food prep into two sessions, but the basic premise is the same.

There are a lot of time-saving benefits to this.

You only have one big kitchen clean-up.  The rest of the week your dishes only consist of your plates and flatwear, and what you used to heat your food in.

You can multitask by having several things in the oven cooking at once – this also saves on your utility bill.  You can also wash and prep all your produce at the same time, and then just wash your colander and cutting board when you’re finished.

Throughout the week meals are strictly grab-and-go.  If your food is already prepped, dinner can be on the table in 10-15 minutes every night.

What does a food prep afternoon typically consist of?

  • *Menu planning
  • *Washing and cutting up vegetables
  • * Washing fruit
  • * Portioning out snacks for lunch boxes
  • * Doing the baking
  • * Preparing some basic items that can be used in different ways throughout the week (chicken, beef, grains, salad)

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