Instagram is full of beautiful meal preps just like the photo above, taken from my favorite Instagram account @justget.fit. She has the most beautiful and tasty looking meal preps. And it looks so easy and doable, but trust me, all is not what it seems.
8 HOURS LATER….here is what I managed:
The above photo includes: Breakfast – (9) services of egg bake, a batch of granola, and prepped berries; Lunch – (5) chicken tenders, potato/cauliflower mash, corn, and (5) pollo verde, grilled veggies, refried beach, and Spanish rice; Dinner – (2) pasta bakes and assorted leftover sides.
A few disclaimers.
I did not rush through this and I absolutely could have been more efficient. I also did dishes and kept the kitchen clean as I went which took some time.
Since I seem to have forgotten the reasons why these meal preps are probably pretty unrealistic for the majority of people, here are the four reasons why this might not be realistic for you either.
1. Time Commitment.
2. The amount of food.
There was just a lot of ingredients, a lot of food, and a lot that would go to waste if something was messed up or didn’t end up tasting good.