With all of the hustle and bustle going on in today’s world, finding the time to eat healthfully can feel next to impossible. “Why would I run to the store and grab food to go home and cook when Wawa just brought back the turkey bowl?” is a thought many of us have had at one point or another.

At Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate, the top choice for yoga classes in Burlington County, NJ, and other areas, we want everyone to be in good physical health even if they aren’t able to commit to following a working routine. One popular alternative that has gained a ton of popularity recently is the act of meal prepping. Meal prepping is used as a healthy alternative that is perfect for those with a busy schedule or no healthy options near their work.


So What Exactly Is Meal Prepping?

Meal prepping is preparing multiple meals for a handful of days, usually perfect to eat at work. Being able to eat a semi-fresh, healthy meal quickly without having to break out the pots and pans is just as wonderful as it sounds.


What Should I Do to Get Started?

Getting started couldn’t be any easier. The ultimate guide to meal prepping can be broken down into three steps:

1. Pick A Day To Cook

It is important to plan ahead a day to cook all of your meals. For most people, Sunday should be your best day to gather up and cook everything. Choosing to wait until the beginning of the work week will help ensure the meals stay as fresh as possible. Some preppers opt to cook twice a week, once on Sunday and again on Wednesday. This makes meals at the end of the week just as fresh as the beginning.


2. Choose The Meals

After you have determined the best cooking schedule that fits into your life, the next step is meal selecting. This is where you really get to have fun as you get to try new recipes and experiment with what you like. It is important to always mix up your meals, so you don’t get bored of one dish in the beginning.


3. Store And Wait

When the cooking schedule is made and the meals are good to go, the hard work is over. The only thing left to do is to remember to bring it with you to work in the morning! Sidenote: We also recommend that you do your best to make your coworkers jealous. However, now that you know the basics of meal prepping, we recommend you spread the word to anyone who’s interested.

Even if meal prepping and lifting weights isn’t your thing, you may want to check out our yoga classes in Gloucester County at Kennedy Fitness. Anyone interested in a free trial to any of our seven locations in New Jersey is encouraged to reach out to us as soon as possible over the phone at 1-800-875-2720.