I was recently at a meal prep party… let that sink in… a meal prep PARTY.
Basically you pay $120 and someone else shops for you and then you come together with other people and bag the food in freezer bags (these are meals for the crockpot).
I was actually pretty excited about the idea because life has been hectic and not having to think about dinner is actually a HUGE relief. These meals were supposed to be 4 servings each. They were not, most of the bags really only had about 2 servings in them.
So I decided to do host my own meal prep party… meaning I plan the meals, go food shopping, prep the fresh ingredients and fill the bags myself by myself (which is my favorite part).
I hit Pinterest hard and created a list of meals and of items that I needed to buy
I broke the ingredients down into sections and did my shopping with my bum wrist and littlest man. I think I spent less than $100 on everything, so then it was onto the next step.
My partner and I were chopping and bagging different things
I made a total of 11 meals that will feed at least 3 people and it took about 3 hours to get everything done, but I did have to take a break to put the baby down for a nap and I made a meatloaf for my son to eat over the week.
I will say if you want to do something like this and want/need advice I would love to direct you. Also, there are plenty of canned and prepackaged items in these meals so I wasn’t necessarily prepping for health, just convenience.
There were a lot of cans, your trash will look like this.